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We see highlights of last week focused on DX going to Owen Hart’s home and spying on his family and Hart demanding a match with them this week

Grade: 91






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Pretty standard match with Ahmed using his power and Mero spending a lot of time complaining about it. Mero uses Sable as a human shield, allowing him to take advantage and gain the momentum of the match. Mid-way through the match JR mentions an injury to Goldust that has cancelled their planned WrestleMania match. As Ahmed sends Mero over the top with a clothesline and follows he’s attacked by Vader who rams Johnson head first into the ringpost. The referee calls for the bell as Vader picks up the ring steps and drops them on Johnson before stalking off.

Winner by Disqualification: Ahmed Johnson
Grade: 66

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We get a glimpse inside Vince McMahon’s office where he’s in the middle of a conversation with Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco. We can’t hear what they’re discussing by McMahon looks very animated. Ross mentions the stress of WrestleMania may be getting to the boss with the thought of another Hart as champion. Lawler replies that after tonight that won’t be a problem after DX takes care of him.

Grade: 60

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The members of the NWA come out, sans Blackjacks, and then stop half way down the ramp before waving to the back. The Blackjacks come out, dragging a man by the arms. We soon see who it is.















Paul Heyman is barely conscious and bleeding profusely. He’s shoved into the ring as Jim Cornette gets a mic. Cornette asks Heyman if he’s feeling “extreme” tonight. Cornette says that the scum from ECW think people should be afraid of them because they’re violent. Well here is a history lesson. There wasn’t a more violent atmosphere than the NWA. Ask someone like Harley Race, ask Ole Anderson, go over there and ask Jerry Lawler how violent it was trying to get from the ring to the dressing room with a few thousand people who wanted you dead. The NWA may not use weapons and may keep the action in the ring but don’t for a minute think they can’t down and dirty. He goes on to call Heyman a punk and tells him to save some of that blood because Cornette is personally gonna take some more out of him on Sunday! They leave Heyman in the middle of the ring and head up the ramp as we go to a break.


Grade: 53

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Backstage, Ravishing Rick Rude and the Awakening are with Michael Cole. Rude says that he tried to be loyal. He gave his old friends every opportunity to do the smart thing. But the Legion of Doom needed…well…a rude Awakening. Hawk and Animal are the past. These two men are the future. You’re looking at future WWF Tag Team Champions. And if you want to relive the golden days of the LOD go to Blockbuster and rent a tape because you’ll never see them in the ring again.

Grade: 67

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The more powerful Godwinns are on their heels from the Impact Players as soon as the bell rings. Quick tags and quick attacks are the name of the game as Phinneas is kept in the corner. Sunny is barking orders, telling her men not to blow this chance. How important it is for them. When Credible looks over at her antics, Phinneas makes a dash for his corner and dives to make the tag. Henry comes in and lays into Credible and Lynn. After a few moments of this, Credible is hit with the Slopdrop DDT and Henry makes the cover.

Winners by Pinfall: The Godwinns
Grade: 61
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As the Impact Players regroup in the ring, Sunny is irate. They try and calm her down but she slaps them both and leaves them in the ring to their surprise.

Grade: 62

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After the commercial break we see a room lit only by a television. It’s showing the WWF Intercontinental Championship match from WrestleMania 8. Rowdy Roddy Piper sits in front of the television, unmoving, barely blinking. When he speaks its slow and low. Piper says that people wonder why he’s calling out Triple H this Sunday. Why now? It’s all about that Intercontinental title. It deserves better than Triple H. It deserves to be worn by a man, not a degenerate. And before Triple H thinks he can out-degenerate Piper, he needs a little stroll down memory lane. Piper was DX before DX was cool, he did it all a decade ago and he knows every trick in the book and a few chapters nobody’s read yet. This Sunday he’s coming to fight and he’s coming to bring honor to that title and when it’s done, he’s gonna shock the world.

Grade: 90

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D’Lo is on his own tonight in this non-title match and it’s clear that Mankind has reached his breaking point when it comes to the nation. He beats, pummels, and tortures D’Lo all the while enjoying himself. At one point with Brown tied in the Tree of Woe, the referee has to physically move Mankind back when he won’t respect the five count. Finally Mankind locks on the Mandible Claw and D’Lo taps out but Mankind won’t release it. The referee urges compliance but when Mankind won’t release it, he reverses the decision and disqualifies him.


Winner by Disqualification: D’Lo brown
Grade: 76
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The Rock leads the rest of the nation down to the ring but before they get to the bottom of the ramp the three members of DOA cut them off from the crowd and block the path. An argument ensues as D’Lo continues to writhe in the ring under the Mandible Claw and Mankind smiles crazily.

Grade: 68

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Backstage we see the Fabulous Moolah when the New Age Outlaws come up to her. They ask her if she knows who they are and she doesn’t really pay them any attention but when she tries to leave Gunn blocks her path, leans in and asks again, very slowly. For his efforts he gets a stiff slap in the face. Moolah says she knows who they are. And she knows at WrestleMania they’re gonna lose their tag titles to the Godwinns. This infuriates both Outlaws and Gunn says that it’s a shame Moolah won’t get to see them retain their titles from her hospital room. He knees her in the stomach and when she’s doubled over, picks her up for a piledriver. He tells Road Dogg to climb up a few steps on a staircase nearby and when Road Dogg jumps off they both deliver a spike piledriver to the WWF Hall of Famer. Officials are on the spot instantly and it seems the Outlaws are even stunned by their actions.

Grade: 76








When we return to the show its chaos backstage. EMTs work on Moolah, stabilizing her neck. Heels and babyfaces alike are standing in shock. Brisco and Patterson are knelt by her talking to her. Vince McMahon comes onto the scene and rips into the Outlaws saying they’ve gone too far now and they may not make it WrestleMania because he might fire them before. Road Dogg stammers out an apology saying he didn’t think it’d go like this but suddenly the Godwinns hit the area and go for the Outlaws.



A brawl begins to ensue until the teams are separated but Henry Godwinn is hot and screams at them, challenging them to do it to a couple of men instead of an old lady. The Outlaws are ushered out before anything more can happen.


Grade: 66
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Backstage we see Owen Hart and Michael Cole. Hart says that he asked for this match tonight against DX, and he knows what he’s walking into. But he’s got a surprise for them tonight and it the best surprise…there ever will be!

Grade: 86

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Jarrett is in the ring and the lights go out and the theme of the Undertaker plays but he doesn’t come out. Everyone seems confused and they play the music again but still no Undertaker. Finally Cornette begins screaming for the referee to start the match and begin the ten count which he eventually does. Even a slow methodical count can’t stop a jubilant Jeff Jarrett from claiming a count out victory over the Phenom.


Winner by Countout: Jeff Jarrett
Grade: 77
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JR says they’re going to a developing situation in the back. When the cameraman arrives we see the Undertaker is unconscious on the floor and next to him is a broken shovel. Medical personnel attend to him as Lawler proclaims that there is no doubt this is the work of Kane!

Grade: 90

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JR and Lawler run down the card for this Sunday’s WrestleMania. JR mentions that due to Goldust being injured Ahmed will have a new opponent, Vader! And of course there was the match nobody saw coming. Rowdy Roddy Piper has forced his way into WrestleMania and he wants Triple H. Lawler says Piper must be getting senile but JR says Piper never goes into battle without a plan.













Buried Alive Match


















Grade: 100

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Owen shows no fear as he begins the match against Triple H and he quickly becomes a victim of the numbers game as Triple H works him over with cheap shots and distractions from Michaels and Chyna. Finally the champ tags in and he too uses their advantages to keep the referee looking the wrong way. But the crowd comes alive when Chyna sticks out her arm and demands a tag. Michaels shrugs and tags her in. Owen continues to play defense and cover up as best he can as she lays into him with stiff looking strikes. She’s standing over Owen, telling him to get up and fight when suddenly…..




























Michaels and Triple H hear the music and look like they’ve seen a ghost and immediately drop off the apron and rush up the ramp. Lawler and JR are very confused with Lawler asking excitedly if ‘he’s back’. When Chyna looks over to see what’s happening, Owen strikes and pulls her legs out from under her putting her on her back. He quickly puts her in the Sharpshooter and before Michaels and Triple H realize what’s happened Chyna is tapping out.


Winner by Submission: Owen Hart
Grade: 77
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Michaels and Triple H sprint back to the ring but Hart ditches to the outside and into the crowd. As Triple H checks on Chyna, Michaels climbs to the second rope furiously promising Hart that this Sunday he won’t be laughing but Owen wears a smile from ear to ear as we go to break.

Grade: 85

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When we return, JR and Lawler show footage from that morning when Stone Cold Steve and Mike Tyson held a press conference in Boston. As with just about every Tyson press conference, it ended in a near riot as both men went at each other and had to be separated.

Grade: 89

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JR then shows us a split screen with Tyson in one place and Austin in another. Austin opens by saying that Mike Tyson is in a lot of trouble come Sunday because he made his career against people who feared him but Austin fears no one.

Tyson responds that he’s going to teach Austin how to fear because in boxing he wasn’t allowed to keep punching someone when they’re unconscious but Sunday he can do whatever he wants. He can abuse Austin, he can punish him. And there’s nothing Austin can do about it.

Austin gets hot and stands, tossing his chair. He says that Tyson has shown he’s good at two things. Sneak attacks and running his mouth but Stone Cold Steve Austin is excellent when it comes to drinking beer, raising hell, and stomping mudholes in people’s asses and walking them dry and on Sunday at WrestleMania he’s gonna do all three and that’s the bottom line, cause Stone Cold said so!

The two give a deep staredown into their cameras as JR urges the audience to order WrestleMania this Sunday on Pay Per View.


Grade: 99

Overall: 89
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Unread 08-03-2018, 06:56 AM
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So happy to see this diary back! WrestleMania looks stacked!

Loved this episode of Raw--the Moolah/NAO stuff was great as was Owen employing Bret's music to create the distraction. Top notch stuff!
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Howdy folks, good ol’ JR here coming to you from Beantown as we stand on the cusp of WrestleMania. I can’t express enough how excited I am to call the action this Sunday. It my honest opinion this is shaping up to be, on paper, the greatest WrestleMania card of all time. From a WWF World Title match between two studs that can go all day in the ring, to one of the best stories in recent memory between the Undertaker and Kane, and of course the one all the mainstream media is paying attention to….Stone Cold vs Iron Mike in what is the textbook definition of slobberknocker.

I feel that the WWF has done pretty well in building the card in terms of not just in-ring action but background storytelling as well. Each of these matches has a reason for existing. Of course I’m aware that the recent injury suffered by Goldust means that Ahmed Johnson and Vader have the least background to build on but I also think these two bulls can make chicken salad out of, well, you know with their athleticism and experience. Even the NWA vs ECW feud which I have not been thrilled with has built itself to the finish line and will surely give us a moment or two to remember.

One match which has not had a lot of build is the Intercontinental championship match between Triple H and the ever entertaining Rowdy Roddy Piper. The match seems to have come out of the blue but if you look back a few weeks we saw the seeds sowed and given time to take root. I have full faith in Hot Rod and HHH to deliver a match which while it probably won’t steal the show should elevate the title which is the reason for putting it on the show.

But if there is one thing more exciting than WrestleMania Sunday it’s the post-WrestleMania Monday Night RAW. Always there to give us surprises and set the tone for the next year of storytelling. I expect to be shocked, surprised, and intrigued by the time the show goes off the air Monday night.

I hope each and every one of you are able to join us on Sunday either in person or through your televisions for the biggest WrestleMania of all time. I can say without reservation that business will definitely pick up!
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For prediction purposes:



Saturday Week 4 March 1998 from the Sold Out Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.


Six Man New York City Street Fight (If team Wolfpac win, the nWo receives a future World Title Match at a time of their choosing):
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Syxxx w/Dennis Rodman vs Sting, Bret "Hitman" Hart & Diamond Dallas Page w/Chris Jericho

WCW United States Title Triple Threat Match:
Heavy Metal vs Curt Hennig vs WCW United States Champion Eddie Guerrero


Submission Match:
Shane Douglas w/Elizabeth vs Chris Benoit w/Woman


Bowery Death Match:
Goldberg vs Raven


WCW Cruiserweight Title Battle Royal: Winner faces WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio later in the evening
15 Cruiserweights including Guido, Juventud Guerrera, Chavo Guerrero & Psychosis


WCW Cruiserweight Title:
Battle Royal Winner vs WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio


Singles Match
Scott Steiner vs Booker T

Plus Bobby "The Brain" Heenan will announce who his new client is.


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WWF Championship
Shawn Michaels © vs Owen Hart

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Iron Mike Tyson

WWF Tag Team Championship
The New Age Outlaws © vs The Godwinns

Buried Alive Match
The Undertaker vs Kane

Vader vs Ahmed Johnson

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Triple H © vs Rowdy Roddy Piper

WWF European Championship
Mankind © vs The Rock

Jeff Jarrett, the Blackjacks, Tommy Rich, and Jim Cornette vs The Sandman, Taz, Rob Van Dam, Paul Heyman, and ???

------Who's ECW's 5th man???

Marc Mero vs Simon Landry
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Saturday Week 4 March 1998 from the Sold Out Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.


Six Man New York City Street Fight (If team Wolfpac win, the nWo receives a future World Title Match at a time of their choosing):
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Syxxx w/Dennis Rodman vs Sting, Bret "Hitman" Hart & Diamond Dallas Page w/Chris Jericho

WCW United States Title Triple Threat Match:
Heavy Metal vs Curt Hennig vs WCW United States Champion Eddie Guerrero


Submission Match:
Shane Douglas w/Elizabeth vs Chris Benoit w/Woman


Bowery Death Match:
Goldberg vs Raven


WCW Cruiserweight Title Battle Royal: Winner faces WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio later in the evening
15 Cruiserweights including Guido, Juventud Guerrera, Chavo Guerrero & Psychosis


WCW Cruiserweight Title:
Battle Royal Winner vs WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio


Singles Match
Scott Steiner vs Booker T

Plus Bobby "The Brain" Heenan will announce who his new client is.

WWF Championship
Shawn Michaels © vs Owen Hart

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Iron Mike Tyson

WWF Tag Team Championship
The New Age Outlaws © vs The Godwinns

Buried Alive Match
The Undertaker vs Kane

Vader vs Ahmed Johnson

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Triple H © vs Rowdy Roddy Piper

WWF European Championship
Mankind © vs The Rock

Jeff Jarrett, the Blackjacks, Tommy Rich, and Jim Cornette vs The Sandman, Taz, Rob Van Dam, Paul Heyman, and ???

------Who's ECW's 5th man??? Tommy Dreamer

Marc Mero vs Simon Landry

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Ooops, the Harlem Heat vs Steiners thing was from the previous preview. I forgot to delete it when I copied...my bad.

Correct preview is up.
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Six Man New York City Street Fight (If team Wolfpac win, the nWo receives a future World Title Match at a time of their choosing):
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Syxxx w/Dennis Rodman

WCW United States Title Triple Threat Match:
Curt Hennig


Submission Match:
Chris Benoit w/Woman


Bowery Death Match:
Goldberg


WCW Cruiserweight Title Battle Royal: Winner faces WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio later in the evening
Psychosis


WCW Cruiserweight Title:
WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio


Singles Match
Scott Steiner

Plus Bobby "The Brain" Heenan will announce who his new client is.

WWF Championship
Owen Hart

Stone Cold Steve Austin

WWF Tag Team Championship
The New Age Outlaws ©

Buried Alive Match
Kane

Vader

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Triple H ©

WWF European Championship
The Rock

The Sandman, Taz, Rob Van Dam, Paul Heyman, and ???

------Who's ECW's 5th man??? Sabu

Marc Mero
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Saturday Week 4 March 1998 from the Sold Out Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York.


Six Man New York City Street Fight (If team Wolfpac win, the nWo receives a future World Title Match at a time of their choosing):
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall & Syxxx w/Dennis Rodman vs Sting, Bret "Hitman" Hart & Diamond Dallas Page w/Chris Jericho

WCW United States Title Triple Threat Match:
Heavy Metal vs Curt Hennig vs WCW United States Champion Eddie Guerrero


Submission Match:
Shane Douglas w/Elizabeth vs Chris Benoit w/Woman


Bowery Death Match:
Goldberg vs Raven


WCW Cruiserweight Title Battle Royal: Winner faces WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio later in the evening
15 Cruiserweights including Guido, Juventud Guerrera, Chavo Guerrero & Psychosis


WCW Cruiserweight Title:
Battle Royal Winner vs WCW Cruiserweight Champion Rey Mysterio


Singles Match
Scott Steiner vs Booker T

Plus Bobby "The Brain" Heenan will announce who his new client is.

WWF Championship
Shawn Michaels © vs Owen Hart

Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Iron Mike Tyson

WWF Tag Team Championship
The New Age Outlaws © vs The Godwinns

Buried Alive Match
The Undertaker vs Kane

Vader vs Ahmed Johnson

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Triple H © vs Rowdy Roddy Piper

WWF European Championship
Mankind © vs The Rock

Jeff Jarrett, the Blackjacks, Tommy Rich, and Jim Cornette vs The Sandman, Taz, Rob Van Dam, Paul Heyman, and ???

------Who's ECW's 5th man??? just for fun I'll say 911

Marc Mero vs Simon Landry
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Wolfpac - I'm a little of two minds on this one. I could see this match as either a way to get the nWo into the big spotlight again, where Rodman helps them win and then Nash comes up to take the title. OR, I could see Rodman helping them lose, with Hollywood making his return and screwing them over because he didn't like how they usurped his leadership. In the end, I'll go with the nWo winning.
Eddie Guerrero - Eddie is having a great run, he can go over Metal here to retain.
Shane Douglas - Shane has big fish to fry.
Goldberg - The man who will stop Eddie's run pretty soon.
Guido - He seems to have the biggest feud going on with Rey...
Rey Mysterio - ...And this match will end it.
Scott Steiner - The world is far more ready for "Big Poppa Pump" than they are for Booker's big singles rush.

Owen Hart - Hart at the top, ending Mania with the best feel-good moment possible.
Steve Austin - Unless you plan on Tyson being a full time wrestler, this is the only option.
NAO - lol hillbillies
Undertaker - The Streak (before it was the streak) lives.
Vader - He lost his original dance partner but picks up the same win he would have otherwise.
3H - Just like with Tyson, I don't see you making Roddy a full timer, so he puts over a younger name here.
The Rock
ECW - This has been a fun story, but ECW goes over to end it.
5th Man: Terry Funk
Marc Mero - Props for pushing Corino, but he's barely Steve Corino yet, let alone the God that he would become. He jobs out here.
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WCW Saturday Night

Saturday Week 4, March, 1998 –Nassau Coliseum– Long Island, New York - *LIVE*


[Saturday Night opens to a video highlighting tonight's big main event between Sting, Bret Hart & Diamond Dallas Page with Chris Jericho in the corner against the Wolfpac with Dennis Rodman in their corner in a New York City Street Fight.

We then show the outside of the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island as the crowd is coming in and Mike Tenay & Larry Zbyszko welcome us to this special edition of WCW Saturday Night. This is the kick off for Uncensored in just under an hour LIVE on Pay Per View. And on this broadcast we will speak with Bobby "The Brain" Hennan, Chris Jericho, and see a recorded message from the nWo. We also will see the return of the Nasty Boys as they take on the Hardys a little while later but lets go to the ring for our opening match on this special LIVE edition of WCW Saturday Night.]

Grade: 74

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Match: 1 Saturn def Chavo Guerrero
Standard back and forth opener for awhile but soon, Saturn gets control and nails a Death Valley Driver followed by the Rings of Saturn for the submission victory. The announcers question whether Chavo can compete in the Cruiserweight Battle Royal later on due to the damage caused by the Rings of Saturn.
Grade: 75

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-Commercial Break-

[Saturday Night returns to a shot of more fans filing in as we take a look at the confrontation between Shane Douglas and Chris Benoit leading to their Submission Match tonight at Uncensored.]

Grade: 78

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Match 2: Jacquelyn def Malia Hosaka
The announcers put over that WCW is slowly bringing back the womens division and that these are two of the toughest women in the world. True to form they have a very physical match that ends when Hosaka goes for a Liger Bomb off the top and misses and Jacquelyn plants her with a stiff DDT knocking her out for the pinfall.
Grade: 42

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[Mean Gene is backstage with Bobby "The Brain" Heenan who has a bottle of Dom on ice along with 2 glasses. Bobby says that tonight is the night when the greatest manager in the history of wrestling takes over WCW. A little while later tonight, the man that will take professional wrestling into the 20th century, with the Brain by his side, will learn of his good fortune. This man has been chosen, he is ready, and tonight the Brain pulls off the coup of the century and "none of you will see it coming". Bobby walks away laughing and clearly excited as Saturday Night goes to commercial.]

Grade: 69

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[WCW Saturday Night returns with Mean Gene out in the entrance way (which is a special set made up to look like a urban battlefield) and he welcomes Chris Jericho to a big pop as the arena is mostly full. Jericho comes out with a chair in his hand that has been spray painted "91" after the number of Chicago Bulls Star, Dennis Rodman. Jericho says that a few weeks ago the nWo tried to take him out. They thought he was irrelevant in this war but, their attack only lit a fire in the heart of this lion. This is more than just the Wolfpac against WCW. This is damned personal for Chris Jericho and tonight? This is New York baby - and its a New York City Street Fight. So, I promise the world that tonight, someone is getting their ass kicked and Rodman? This chair is yours. Lets go to war boys.

Jericho plays to the crowd as he and Gene head to the back.]

Grade: 85

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Match 3: Nasty Boys vs The Hardys - the match is a brawl from the beginning with the Nasty's trying to be more physical than the young upstarts. But the Hardys prove they have heart and toughness and fight back eventually taking over the bout until Knobbs nails Jeff low and the referee calls for the bell. As Matt checks on his brother, Saggs blasts him from behind with a chain as Knobbs pulls out a ch
ain. The Nasty Boys take turns bloodying the Hardys with the chain until officials race into the ring and end the assault.

Winners by DQ: The Hardys
Grade: 73

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[The announcers say that choas has already reigned and the pay per view hasn't even begun. What is going to happen tonight when we go live in just a few moments? Don't miss out. Call your local pro.....

The screen cuts out to a nWo announcement and we see Nash, Syxxx, Hall and Rodman hitting NYC clubs and partying with random people. All the while they trash WCW, they each trash their opponents with Syxxx saying he wants Hart, Hall picking Page to destroy and Rodman and Nash both promise to take out Sting. At the last bar, there are a bunch of rabid nWo fans all with various weapons and they hand them to the competitors.. The video fades to a live shot as their limo arrives and each man gets out holding a weapon in their hand.

The guys are all excited and say "Wolfpac in the house" as they high five and enter the Nassau Coliseum and the words: "WCW Uncensored is NEXT. Live on
Pay Per View", the copyright shows and Saturday Night fades to black.]

Grade: 98

Final Overall Grade: 79
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Saturday Week 4 March, 1998 – Nassau Coliseum – Long Island, New York- *SOLD OUT* (Attendance: 16,234 )


Uncensored opens to a video of a riot on the streets of New York City. Leading one side are Sting, Hart and Page. Leading the other are Nash, Hall and Syxxx. Rodman is seen perched up high enjoying the fight. Each side advances on each other and as soon as they all begin fighting, buildings start catching on fire as “New York City” burns. The video fades to the Uncensored logo.

Grade: 79

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The Nassau Coliseum comes to life as pyro explodes all across the urban warzone set that is in the arena and the lights come up as Uncensored 1998 is on the air. Tony, Mike & Dusty welcome us to the show on the night where if the Wolfpac wins, they receive a WCW title match at any time of their choosing. We have two title matches tonight – a triple threat match for the WCW United States title. And, later on, a battle for the Cruiserweight title where the winner of our opening contest will challenge Rey Mysterio. We will also see the Cripple Chris Benoit take on Shane Douglas in a submission match and Goldberg will fight Raven in a Bowery Death Match. That and much more to come here at Uncensored. It’s the night where anything goes and we go to the ring for our opening contest – a Cruiserweight battle royal – live at Uncensored.

Grade: 76

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Participants are: Juventud Guerrera, Chavo Guerrero, Psychosis, La Parka, Guido, Blitzkrieg, Julio Dinero, Cibernetico, Devon Storm, Silver King, Super Crazy, Super Calo, Ultimo Dragon, Jushin Liger and Kidman

Early on Guido goes down clutching his knee. WCW officials tend to him while the battle royal wages on. Newcomer Julio Dinero becomes the big star of the battle royal, eliminating 5 guys (Psychosis, Blitzkrieg, Devon Storm, Ultimo Dragon and Kidman). The final four are Dinero, Liger, Super Crazy & Juventud. Liger is eliminated by Dinero and Super Crazy is eliminated by Juvie. Down to Dinero and Super Crazy and they battle back and forth for awhile with some close eliminations but, Dinero charges Juvie who backdrops him over the ropes and to the floor. Juventud celebrates like he won but, Guido is suddenly up and not injured at all and grabs Juvie from behind and launches him over the ropes. Guido is declared the winner and will face Rey Mysterio later tonight.

Winner and advancing to the Cruiserweight Title match later on tonight: Guido

Following the win, Guido celebrates and screams at the camera that he is the next Cruiserweight champion.

Grade: 68


The announcers take us back to SuperBrawl last month in San Francisco where The Steiner Brothers forced the breakup of Harlem Heat. We then go to all that has led to this moment: Booker T vs Scott Steiner and its next.

Grade: 65



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Steiner takes control early on with an array of suplexes that nearly drops Booker minutes after the match begins. But, no matter how many high impact moves Scott nails, he cant score a pinfall. Booker is able to reverse a German Suplex by landing on his feet and delivering an axe kick that nearly takes Steiner's head off. From there its pretty much all Booker until he goes for the Harlem Hangover but that only scores a two. Booker goes to pick Scott up but he pulls Booker into a package, rolls out of it and locks on the Steiner Recliner submission but he cannot put Booker away. Booker is able to make it to the ropes and Scott refuses to break it. The ref pulls Steiner off and while Steiner yells at the ref, Booker prepares to do another axe kick. This time, Scott ducks, and the ref takes the hit. Booker charges but Scott kicks him low and then bails out of the ring. Steiner grabs a chair and goes back in to swing but when he does Booker catches him with a sidewalk slam. He then goes up top and nails the Harlem Hangover once more. The ref is back up as Booker goes for the cover and scores the 3 count.

Winner: Booker T


Following the match, Booker celebrates and as he walks up the aisle, Rick Steiner has come out. He stands there in the runway staring at his younger brother who by now has woke up. Rick sadly shakes his head and walks away with Scott left looking on.

Grade: 77

In the back, Mean Gene Okerlund is with Chris Benoit and Woman. They talk about how Woman came back to neutralize Elizabeth after she has attacked Chris since her return last month. Tonight, there are no excuses and there will be no interference. Woman will take care of Liz and Douglas? Douglas will feel his joints bend, he will feel his tendons snap, he will feel his bones break and then and only then will the Crippler grant Douglas the mercy of being allowed to tap out. They walk off as Benoit’s music hits and we are told the Submission Match is next.

Grade: 43



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Very quickly into the match Benoit goes for the Crossface but Douglas is able to get out of it. The two trade a scientific wrestling match for awhile with Benoit focused on the neck and Douglas trying to injure Benoit's knee to lock on the Figure Four. As the intensity rises the submissions are forgotten as it turns into a fight that spills to the floor. Benoit backdrops Shane over the barricade and into the crowd and the two fight amongst the fans while Woman keeps stalking Elizabeth around the ring.
Back in the ring, Benoit misses with the headbut and Douglas locks in the Figure Four. Benoit screams in agony and this prompts Woman to try to get into the ring but Elizabeth pulls her down and she falls to the floor. Benoit is able to make it to the ropes and the ref forces the break. They fight some more as Benoit nails two German suplexes and goes for the Crossface again but Douglas reverses it and pulls Benoit through the ropes and he crashes to the floor. When he gets in the ring, Douglas kicks the ropes and Benoit is crotched and crumbles onto the mat.

Douglas goes for the piledriver but Benoit grabs his arm and reverses it and locks on the Crossface. NYC comes alive as Douglas writhes in pain. Somehow, Douglas gets a finger in Benoit’s eye and that forces the break. As soon as that happens Douglas can be heard saying “**** this” and he bails from the ring holding his neck. He grabs Liz’s hand and they bolt down the aisle with the ref giving chase and Woman looking confused. Benoit regains his vision and realizes they’ve bailed and he takes off after them.

Result: No Decision?

Grade: 82


The cameras catch Douglas and Elizabeth as they have run to the back. They run through the backstage area to a waiting car with Douglas holding his neck and the referee chasing after them telling them the match is still on. Douglas punches the ref in the face and slides into the passenger seat as Elizabeth gets into the driver’s seat and they speed out of the Nassau Coliseum just before Benoit gets there to stop them.

Grade: 74

We go back to earlier in the evening and see Guido win the Cruiserweight Title Challenger Battle Royal. His opportunity for the title, the announcers put over that this could be his last, is right now.

Grade: 59


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Guido and Rey square off with Guido pointing to his head and screaming "I out smarted them. I am rested, you can't beat me". Rey responds with a slap and then he throws some haymakers and Guido is stunned. But instead of a pier-6 brawl, this turns into a scientific wrestling contest between the two. Rey does some traditional aerial maneuvers but he also works on Guido with an arm bar and an standing octopus that nearly has the Italian submit. Guido capitalizes on a errant aerial jump by Mysterio who tweaks his once injured knee and then Guido is on him with a series of leg locks grounding the high flier. When he goes for the half-Boston Crab, Rey is able to power out and Guido flies chest first into a turnbuckle. When Guido stumbles backwards Rey jumps on his back and uses his legs to flip Guido over and Rey bridges into a cradle for a 2 count but that is reversed when Guido locks in a Chicken Wing and Rey screams in agony.

Finally Rey makes it to the ropes and Guido bails to the floor. When Rey flies out of the ring, Guido side steps him and the Luchador crashes into the railing. Back in the ring, Guido hits a series of snap suplexes for a close two count. He signals for the Half-Crab again but thinks better of it and goes up top for an aerial move of his own. Rey meets him up top and nails a series of punches and out of nowhere, hits a top rope Huricanrana. He covers 1...2..Guido's feet are on the ropes. Rey goes to grab Guido but, the Italian reverses and rolls him up. He's got a handfull of tights as the ref counts 1...2...3.

Rey is stunned and angered as Guido bails from the ring with the belt. A chorus of boos reign down as Guido leaves saying he outsmarted Rey and now he is the king of the Cruiserweights.

Winner and NEW WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Guido

Grade: 77

In the back we see Bret Hart, DDP, Sting & Jericho. All four are quiet and focused. Sting is polishing bats, DDP is stretching, Bret Hart is shadow boxing and Jericho is swinging the chair he brought. They look focused and intense and ready for a battle here tonight.

Grade: 76


A highlight video of Goldberg & Raven’s feud airs. It is intercut with scenes of Raven leading a cult through the darkness to a white light. Raven promises to save Goldberg’s soul and he will take the pain he is about to unleash into his heart to purify Bill Goldberg. The video ends with the cult bowing down to Raven as he screams “I feel your pain”.

Grade: 77


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The story of this match is that Goldberg does not need a weapon to destroy Raven. Early in the match, Goldberg fights off an attack by the entire flock but he is dropped from behind by a trashcan by Raven. From then on Raven nails Goldberg with weapon after weapon but is not able to score a pin on the monster. Finally, Goldberg ducks a kendo stick swing by Raven and delivers a savate kick. Goldberg starts doing power move after power move but doesnt seem inclined to pin Raven. When he signals the end is near and goes for a spear, Raven leapfrogs Goldberg who crashes into a waiting chair thats wedged the corner. Raven nails the Evenflow DDT on DA Man...1.....2..Goldberg kicks out. Raven, frustrated, starts slamming a chair on Goldberg and then climbs up to the second rope with the chair.

Raven flies off with the chair raised high preparing to str….SPEAR!!!! Goldberg hit a spear out of nowhere and Raven is in a crumpled heap. Goldberg grabs the chair, considers it and throws it away. He lifts Raven up in the Jackhammer and connects. 1….2….3.

Winner: Goldberg

B]Grade: 82[/b]

[i]Goldberg celebrates having finally vanquished Raven and his flock. As he does so, Bobby Heenan comes out and he is smiling from ear to ear. He is carrying the bottle of Dom and two glasses as he gets into the ring. Goldberg looks hesitant and very confused. Bobby says, loudly, “You’re DA Man. You’re the one.” It appears Bobby Heenan has chosen to manage Goldberg. He pours a glass of champagne and hands it to Bill and then pours one for himself. Goldberg looks at it and then at him and then at the crowd and throws the glass down and leaves the ring.

Bobby is at first confused and chases after up him up the aisle with Goldberg shoving him aside. Finally Bobby gets in front of him and screams “Don’t you know who I am?” and then he slaps Goldberg. That angers the former Atlanta Falcon who grabs Bobby by the shirt and lifts him up. He’s gonna deliver a Jackhammer on the floor…the NYC crowd has come to their feet and suddenly Goldberg is attacked from behind by…


….The Giant who is in street clothes and must have come from the crowd. Goldberg tries to get up but the Giant headbuts him in the back of the head and Goldberg stumbles forward. Giant delivers another as Bobby shouts instructions. Giant throws Goldberg toward the video wall and grabs him from behind and begins choking Goldberg. Goldberg is pinned against the wall, he is being choked and we can see a small trickle of blood come from his mouth. Finally WCW personnel get to the area and the crowd is stunned silent as the Giant and Bobby Heenan back off. Goldberg is down and apparently hurt badly.

Grade: 85


[i]A commercial for Spring Stampede LIVE from Calgary Alberta Canada next month airs:



Grade: 78


In the back is Mean Gene Okerlund is with Curt Hennig and both men are stunned at the assault and (apparently) injury of Goldberg. Hennig is impressed with what the Giant just did but says that is nothing compared to what Hennig will do next. Last month at SuperBrawl, Eddie got lucky. Tonight, he won’t be so lucky because he can lose his belt without ever losing the match. Heavy Metal and Eddie may be friends but they both want the US title and so they will turn on each other and when they do, Hennig will step in and take what’s his….the United States Title. It’s a plan so good, you might even say it’s….perfect.

The United States Title Triple Threat Match is NEXT.


Grade: 76


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Early on all 3 men score near falls but soon, Heavy Metal and Eddie clash after both try to take out Hennig and they end up fighting each other just as Curt predicted. Heavy Metal scores a near fall after nailing an twisting plancha onto Eddie but Curt makes it in just in time to break it up. Eddie is sent to the floor while Curt and Metal begin to go back and forth but the veteran takes the lead and starts working on the up and comer and almost gets a submission with a STF but Metal makes it to the ropes.

Heavy Metal battles back and Curt backs off but runs directly into Eddie who has returned. Again the two latino stars dispatch of Hennig and then go after each other once more. Eddie nails the 3 Amigo's triple vertical suplexes on Metal for a close two count but fails to nail the Frog Splash and that injures the champ. Hevay Metal goes up top and does a twisting moonsault 1....2...Curt is in and nails Heavy Metal just in time.

Metal and Hennig trade punches and chops and Metal gets the advantage as Hennig misses a drop kick. Metal goes up top for a leg drop but, this is one time up top too many as he misses. Hennig does a snap mare and then signals for the Hennig-Plex. He grabs Metal and nails it but as he bridges Eddie has climed to the top rope and flies off with the Frog Splash onto Hennig who is unable to defend himself. Eddie covers...1...2...3.

Winner and still WCW United States Champion: Eddie Guerrero

Grade: 80


Curt walks away as Eddie celebrates and he is kicking the ropes and the guardrail and really beating himself up. Heavy Metal shakes the champ’s hand and leaves as well. Eddie Guerrero remains the United States Champion.

Grade: 76

A commercial airs the famous Sky Dome in Toronto, Canada. We see elapsed footage of inside as the Nitro set is built. Be there LIVE this Monday when Nitro comes to you for the very first time outside of the United States. Don’t miss the fallout from Uncensored when WCW Monday Nitro takes the air from the SkyDome this Monday, 8/7c and only on TNT.

Grade: 73



A video of the history that has led us to the main event airs. We see the rivalry of WCW and the nWo since the end of Starrcade, we see Hogan’s departure, the formation of the Wolfpac, the decimation of Jericho and Anderson and the return of Rodman and then Jericho’s return. Our main event, a New York City Street Fight where, if the nWo wins they win a title match at any time or place of their choosing, is next. Let’s go to the ring to Michael Buffer for the introductions of our main event.

Grade: 90


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Buffer introduces team nWo first as Nash, Hall, Syxxx & Rodman all come out smiling and celebrating. Then Sting’s music hits and every member of team WCW has been found in the rafters. One by one, Sting – Hart – Page – and Jericho all drop from the ceiling in strategic positions surrounding the ring. The nWo is cornered inside the ring as each men get in and the fight is on. All hell has broken loose.

Weapons quickly become part of the match as Hart and Hall pair off in the ring while the others brawl on the floor. Bret nearly scores a pinfall on Hall before Rodman pulls the referee out. This brings in Jericho who blasts Hall with a chair and Hart locks in a sharpshooter. Page is sent into a guardrail by Nash who then enters the ring and blasts Hart in the face with a boot. This brings in Sting who begins fighting back and forth with Hall and Nash. Jericho comes in and he and Sting fight off the Outsiders. When Sting drops Hall with the Scorpion Deathdrop and goes for a pin, Rodman again interferes distracting the ref while Syxxx comes in for the save.

This puts Jericho into motion. Jericho chases off Rodman with the chair while the brawl is going on. Sting goes for the Stinger Splash onto Syxxx but Nash is up on the apron and blasts him with a forearm as he flew in while Syxxx ducked. DDP takes Syxxx out of the ring while Nash sets up a table and sets it up in the ring. When he turns around Sting whips Big Sexy into the ropes but Nash reverses it and blasts Sting with the big boot. Nash hits the Jacknife onto Sting and Sting crashes through the table. Nash makes the cover…1…..2…..3.

Winners: the Wolfpac

Grade: 80

The announcers shout and are stunned. They can’t believe it but the nWo has prevailed and now, they own a title match at any time of their choosing. Slowly Syxxx and Hall stand up and come to and get into the ring with Nash. The Wolfpac stands tall and enjoy the shower of boos as Uncensored goes off the air.

Grade: 77


Overall Show Grade: 85
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The show begins with a WrestleMania 14 package focusing on the WWF Championship match between Shawn Michaels and Owen Hart.

Grade: 92



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The match is short, sweet, and devastating. Clarke begins against Dinsmore and simply pummels him. It doesn’t get better when Awesome comes in and does the same. A big boot from Awesome knocks Conway off the apron and then they deliver their powerbomb/neckbreaker for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Awakening
Grade: 56




Following the match, Ravishing Rick Rude gets a mic and insults the crowd by calling them ‘Boston bitches’. He goes on to say it’s a travesty that the most devastating tag team in WWF history is being blackballed from WrestleMania but as they say all good things come to those who wait and when their time comes, the Awakening will secure their destiny and take their place as the greatest tag team of all time.

Grade: 64





A video package is shown, hyping tonight’s match between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Iron Mike Tyson

Grade: 87



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The match goes back and forth but the Impact Players tend to hold the momentum. When Lynn gets the tag, he begins putting on a technical clinic and when Mosh breaks up an attempted pin, Credible comes in and dumps him over the top rope. With the referee nearly losing control, they hit Total Impact on Thrasher for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Impact Players
Grade: 63




Following a commercial break we’re taken backstage where the Rock is pacing and by himself. He says tonight will go down in history as the night the Rock cemented his name in the history books. Tonight he takes that European championship. And tonight the Rock proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that he is guaran-damn-teed to be the greatest of all time. If you smell what the Rock….is cooking.

Grade: 100





A video package is shown hyping tonight’s Buried Alive match between The Undertaker and his brother Kane.

Grade: 88



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Faarooq takes Chainz too lightly to begin the match and he pays for it as the bigger and younger man takes the fight to the leader of the Nation but after a few minutes Faarooq uses his experience to his advantage and maneuvers the referee into a position where he can’t see a low blow. With Chainz disabled for the moment, Faarooq goes on the attack using a bevy of street fighting techniques before hitting a Dominator for the win. As soon as the bell rings D’Lo and Kama hit the ring and begin stomping Chainz for all their worth.

Winner by Pinfall: Faarooq
Grade: 70




As the bell continues to ring, Skull and 8 Ball come running out but they’re quickly overwhelmed by Faarooq, D’Lo, and Kama. One by one they’re hit with a Dominator and as Faarooq and Kama hold their arms and legs, D’Lo comes off the top with a frogsplash. The Nation leaves the ring as officials and medical crew check on DOA who are laid out.

Grade: 56



The announcers run down the WrestleMania 14 card one last time as we see a countdown clock running quickly towards zero.












Buried Alive Match


















Wrestlemania is next!!!


Grade: 91

Overall: 83
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The show opens with a live shot of Vince McMahon sitting at his office desk, flanked by his stooges Patterson and Brisco. He welcomes us to WrestleMaaaaaania! and says he hopes everyone enjoys the show. He himself will enjoy seeing Iron Mike Tyson knock out Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels retaining the WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Owen Hart. He says the WWF has come a long way and he will not allow another greedy, overbearing, untrustworthy Hart to wear HIS title again!

Grade: 88


Following a quick hello from JR and the King we’re sent to the ring for our opening match.

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Mero is supremely confident in himself as the match begins but the smug look is wiped off his face when Landy hits a series of arm drags, dropkicks, and finally knocks Mero on his rear with a big right hand. When Mero re-engages him he gives him a stiff looking punch to the ribs. Going back to his boxing roots he peppers Landry with punches, putting him back into the corner. Landry suddenly reverses their position but Mero ducks his upper body through the ropes. As the ref backs Landry off, Mero sucker punches him in the face, dropping him. Mero dances around, playing to the crowd. As Landry tries to get up, Mero will drop him again with a warning from the referee.

Mero spends too much time playing to the crowd though and when he turns back to Landry he catches a side kick to the head which sends him rolling out of the ring. Landry follows him out and the two brawl for a few moments. Mero pokes him in the eye and tries to whip him into the post but Sable is in the way and Mero hesitates. This allowed Landry to reverse it and when he launches Mero, Sable moves and Mero hits the post face first.

Landry wastes no time, putting him back in the ring and climbs to the top rope. He remains crouched and when Mero staggers to his feet Landry hits a picture perfect missile dropkick but it only gets a two count. Landry tries to pick him up but Mero hits a low blow and hoists Landry on his shoulders for a TKO. He stops to tell Sable that she needs to pay attention but as he goes to hit the move Landry slips off his shoulders. When Mero turns around, Landry kicks him in the stomach and puts Mero up on his shoulders. Instead of hitting a TKO Landry pushes Mero up into the air and when Mero falls, Landry connects with a knee to the face. He makes the cover and earns a huge victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Simon Landry
Grade: 50



Mero is furious, stomping around the ring and throwing a tantrum. When Sable gets in the ring he gets in her face, backing her up into the corner, screaming at her and blaming her for the loss. Sable seems to have had enough of his antics as she shoves him several times backing him into the middle of the ring. Mero, looking surprised at her outburst tells her she better be real careful. Sable’s reply is to kick him below the belt and when Mero bends over, she delivers an amazing Sable Bomb, planting Mero on the mat as the crowd explodes. She leaves the ring to their cheers as Mero is left holding himself with tears in his eyes.

Grade: 71




We see vignette of what’s happened over the last few months to set up the Intercontinental Championship match between Triple H and Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Grade: 93

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When the bell rings they circle each other before locking up. Triple H muscles Piper into the corner before releasing and backing off a step. It looks almost like a show of respect until he slaps Piper across the face. Piper keeps his cool, rubbing his cheek where he was stuck as Triple H backs off more to the center of the ring and gives him a DX crotch chop. Piper engages him again in a tie up and again Triple H pushes him to the corner but when he tries it again Piper blocks the slap and responds with a slap of his own which sends Triple H onto his rear. As if setting the tone for the match the two men go to war from that time on. Triple H controls the opening minutes, using his youth and strength to punish Piper but the wily veteran has a few tricks up his sleeve. When Triple H throws him into the corner and charges, Piper sidesteps and trips him, sending Triple H face first inton the second turnbuckle. Piper then goes on the attack, using every dirty trick he’s used for twenty years from eye gouges to biting to unseen low blows. When Chyna gets on the apron she gets an eye poke for good measure as well.

Piper looks like he’s in command but he momentarily takes his eye off the champion and pays for it when Triple H nails the Pedigree and goes for the cover but Piper kicks out at the last minute. Triple H is growing more frustrated and throws Piper to the outside. He rams him into the announcer’s table again and again, softening up his back. Piper is crawling, dragging himself away but Triple H stalks him and stomps him in his lower back. Triple H keeps breaking the count so he can punish his opponent. Piper is rolled back into the ring and Triple H goes for the cover but again Piper kicks out.

Triple H is now clearly angry and he’s yelling at Piper to give up. Piper’s answer is to slap him. Triple H punches him and drops him to a knee but Piper rises and slaps him again. They repeat this a few times until Piper ducks the puncher and moves quickly behind Triple H putting him in the sleeper. Triple H is flailing but he’s in the middle of the ring. Piper rangles him to keepm him from the ropes and begins to fade. The refere checks his arm and it drops twice. Chyna takes this as her cue and again gets on the apron. The ref turns to her, and allows Triple H to mulekick Piper below the belt. Doubled over, Triple H grabs Piper and delivers another Pedigree. He throws an arm over him as the referee counts.

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Piper’s foot is on the rope!

Triple H can’t believe it and the two men slowly get back to their knees at the same time. Triple H throws a punch. Piper asborbs it and throws one of his own. Back and forth they attack punch by punch as they get to their feet. Barely able to stand, both men sway a little. Piper connects with a right hand, and another, and another. Triple H is on the ropes, kept on his feet by their presence and Piper whips him across the ring but he dips his head too early and Triple H stops on his return to hit a knee drop. Piper is staggered and Triple H picks him up and delivers a spinebuster. Triple H seems rejuvinated as he stands tall and leans down to pick Piper up but Piper rolls him up into a small package. 1…2..Triple H kicks out. They both get to their feet but Triple H is qucker and he delivers a kick to the stomach and a third Pedigree.

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Winner by Pinfall and still WWF Intercontinental Champion: Triple H
Grade: 75



Chyna pulls Triple H out of the ring and helps him up the ramp but the focus is on Piper who recieves a standing overation from the crowd. After a long and storied career Rowdy Roddy Piper has received his long sought WrestleMania moment.

Grade: 90




Backstage the Rock is getting ready for his match when Faarooq approaches him. He tells the Rock that tonight is his chance to cement himself and he wants the Rock to remember that he represents the Nation. He failed against Austin. He failed at the Rumble. He better not get strike three tonight. When Faarooq leaves the Rock sneers.

Grade: 80




We see a long vignette replaying the buildup of the Buried Alive match between the Undertaker and Kane.

Grade: 92


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The two monsters come face to face in the ring with Kane holding a slight height advantage. Paul Bearer is at ringside watching warily. Taker seems to be talking to him but we can’t make out what is being said. Suddenly Kane throws a right hand but Taker blocks it and follows with several of his own, staggering his brother back into the corner. He attempts to climb up to the second rope to land some more but Kane shoves him off to the mat. They resume an icy stare down and then lock up with Kane getting the upperhand by kicking the Undertaker in the gut followed by a punch to the throat. Kane stalks the Undertaker as he tries to clear some space to collect his breath.

Kane pummels his brother to the mat, before picking him up and clotheslining him over the top rope to the floor. Bearer decides now is a good time to get up close and personal and belittle the Undertaker but instead he’s grabbed by his tie and looks petrified as the Undertaker pulls him in and punches him in the face. But when Taker turns around he goes into a huge boot to the face from Kane. Kane continues to dominate, ragdolling the Deadman from one post to the next. With the Undertaker resting against one of them, Kane charges but Undertaker trips him and he falls face first into the steps. When Kane turns around the Undertaker grabs him by the throat and delivers a chokeslam through the Spanish announcer’s table. This allows Undertaker to gather himself but only momentarily as Kane sits up.

Before Undertaker can even turn around Kane is back on him and they begin brawling up the ramp to the graveside set which is off of the stage area. Kane tries to muscle the Undertaker into the hole but Taker fights back staggering Kane with more punches before backdropping Kane into the grave. Undertaker looks for the shovel but we see that Paul Bearer has stolen it and backs off, leading the Undertaker back down to the ring. The fat man gets into the ring and the Undertaker looks like he’s not in the mood for games. Bearer swings the shovel but Taker catches it and rips it from his hands. Bearer falls to his knees, begging for forgiveness but the Undertaker is having none of it. He drops the shovel and begins dropping heavy right hands at his former manager. What he doesn’t see is that Kane has crawled out of the grave and has returned to ringside. Kane picks up the shovel and swings across Undertaker’s back. The Undertaker doesn’t quite fall but he looks to be in tremendous pain and as he turns around, Kane scoops him up and delivers a Tombstone. Bearer yells at Kane that they have to do it now.

Kane drags Undertaker to the outside of the ring, then puts him up on his shoulder, carrying the Deadman back up the ramp. As they near the grave, Undertaker begins elbowing Kane in the side of the head and Kane drops him to his feet. They begin trading punches and Kane is reeling, trying to keep his balance and not fall backwards. Bearer intervenes again and has a second shovel. He approaches from behind and swings but Taker moves and Bearer hits Kane, sending him into the grave. He’s shocked at his mistake but doesn’t have long to contemplate it as Taker grabs him and throws him in on top of Kane as the crowd goes wild. The Undertaker hops down off the stage to a waiting excavator loaded with dirt. Undertaker begins driving it towards the stage and releases the dirt into the grave burying Kane and Bearer six feet under.

Winner: The Undertaker
Grade: 90



As his music plays, the Undertaker kneels on the freshly filled in grave of his brother Kane bathed in eerie purple light.

Grade: 83




Backstage we see Stone Cold Steve Austin pacing, preparing himself for his upcoming encounter with Iron Mike Tyson. Michael Cole approaches and asks Austin if he has a strategy for the match, Austin turns his cold eyes to Cole and grabs the mic. He says this isn’t a match. It’s a fight. Stone Cold Steve Austin isn’t here to get a 1-2-3, no sir. He’s here to stomp a mudhole in Mike Tyson’s ass and when its all over the entire world will see who’s the toughest son of a bitch….and who’s just the bitch.

Grade: 89


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Vader and Johnson trade the momentum back and forth as they really lay in stiff shots on one another. Not the most scientific of matches, it’s more of a cross between strong style and just unsafe they spend most of the time brawling in and around the ring with a few missed spots because of poor timing. One moment that popped the crowd was Ahmed playing opossum and when Vader went for a Vader Bomb, Johnson hopped up and lifted Vader up with an Electric Chair Drop but it only got him a two count. At this time the crowd gets distracted from the men in the ring and we see Marlena pushing Goldust down the aisle in a wheelchair.



Goldust’s arm is in a sling and she parks him ringside and the match continues as Vader recaptures the advantage by focusing on Ahmed’s still patched eye and gouging at it. Vader sets up a big splash in the corner but Johnson moves and when Vader comes out of the corner Ahmed hits an incredible belly to back suplex. Helping Vader to his feet, Ahmed tries to go for a belly to belly suplex but Vader blocks it, before clapping Johnson in both ears. Ahmed falls into the ropes, leaning on them while on his knees. Vader is pushed away and admonished by the referee. Goldust hops out of his wheelchair and pulls a hammer out of his arm sling. Approaching Johnson he whacks him over the top of the head with it and Ahmed goes limp in the ring. Vader pushes through the ref as Goldust resumes his seat in the chair and Vader goes right to the corner before hitting a Vader Bomb. That gets the three count as Goldust just smiles at the unmoving Johnson before Marlena takes him back up the aisle.

Winner by Pinfall: Vader
Grade: 68



We see a replay of a Goldust getting up from his wheelchair when Ahmed is down on the ropes and pulling a golden hammer out of his arm sling and hitting Johnson on the top of the head which lead to a devastating Vader Bomb.

Grade: 68


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The Rock and Mankind are at it before the bell even rings as the Rock attacks Mankind from behind on his way down the ramp after being introduced. They brawl around ringside with the Rock in control and constantly is running his mouth to make sure Mankind knows who’s in charge. However the Rock stops to also say the same to JR and the King and that is when Mankind makes a comeback, slamming the Rock face first into the announcer’s table. The European champion goes on the attack, gouging the Rock’s eyes and even biting him. Mankind whips the Rock into the post but the Rock reverses it and Mankind hits the ringside stairs hard, flipping over them.

The Rock picks him up and rolls him into the ring, finally starting the match. For the next several minutes The Rock controls the tempo and hands out the punishment. Mankind shows how much he can take, kicking out of several pin attempts. The Rock begins to show some frustration and goes to the outside to collect a chair. When he comes back into the ring he raises it up but before he can swing the referee grabs it from him. Mankind uses this momentary distraction to shove The Rock in the back which causes him to hit the chair face first.

Now it is the champion's turn and he shows a sadistic side as he punishes his challenger. Mankind hits a big elbow drop from the second rope but only gets a two-count. As The Rock drags himself to the ropes Mankind stalks him, and drops a knee into the small of his back. The Rock sits in the corner, a look of agony on his face, as Mankind Sprint's towards him and connects with the knee to the face.

He drags the Rock to the middle of the ring and makes the cover but the Rock kicks out. Mankind looks to the Rock, then to the nearest corner. The crowd begins to buzz as Mankind climbs to the top rope, unsteady, and flies off with an elbow drop that hits nothing but canvas as the Rock rolls out of the way. When they both get to their feet they begin exchanging right hands but the Rock gets the advantage with a series of lightening fast punches, however on the last one Mankind slaps on the Mandible Claw. The Rock is flailing in the ring trying to get to the ropes but they’re in the middle of the ring. Out of nowhere the Rock uses the last moments of consciousness and hits a huge Rock Bottom. He drapes an arm over Mankind and the referee counts 1, 2, kick out!

The Rock pulls himself up to his feet and begins stomping Mankind before kicking his sprawled arm to his body and the crowd comes to their feet as the Rock peels his elbow pad off before throwing it into the crowd. He bounds to one rope, jumping over Mankind as he crosses over before contorting his body in slow motion as he drops the People’s Elbow. He makes the cover but Mankind kicks out again, this time nearly as a convulsion. The Rock gets in the ref’s face about a slow count, insisting that it was a three count. He turns and begins to pick up Mankind when the Mandible Claw is applied again. The Rock reaches for the ropes but he can’t get there and as he’s dragged down to the ground, Mankind gets the leverage to really sink it in. Try as he might, the Rock finally succumbs to it and taps.

Winner by Submission and still WWE European Champion: Mankind
Grade: 91



Mankind is given the belt and rolls out of the ring, clearly exhausted by the match when the members of the Nation come down to the ring and slide in. D’Lo and Kama help the Rock to his feet when Faarooq punches him in the face. All three members begin putting the boots to the Rock and Mankind gets back in the ring and comes to his rescue. Mankind throws D’Lo over the top and begins fighting Kama. The Rock gets to his feet and goes after Faarooq and the Nation members are sent to the outside at about the same time.

The Rock and Mankind come face to face in the middle of the ring. The Rock looks to Faarooq who’s screaming at him, then the crowd which begins to come alive. He looks back to Mankind and sticks out his hand. Mankind is wary but a moment later reciprocates and the crowd cheers. JR points out he thinks the Rock and the Nation are far from done with one another.


Grade: 85




We see Vince McMahon’s office again when Earl Hebner enters. Vince tells him he’ll be the official tonight for the main event and he knows that Earl the right man for the job. Hebner thanks him and asks if there is a chance for another…bonus tonight. McMahon smiles and says if Earl does his job it’ll be worth every penny.

Grade: 70




The members of the NWA come out to the ring and Jim Cornette gets the mic. He says that tonight once and for all we will see tradition and real wrestling overcome that bingo hall trash from ECW. We’ll see real men handle their business in the ring like professionals. We’ll see……the crowd suddenly comes alive when the ECW theme begins to blare.







The NWA members including Cornette in huddle as the ECW members come down to the ring through the crowd. But they’re still one man short. Cornette smirks and asks how they plan to defeat a team with a former NWA World Champion (Rich) in a five on four match. Heyman shoots back that they’ll win because they have their own former NWA World Champion. Cornette looks confused but when the music hits and he sees who’s coming down he looks like he’ll faint.









Funk comes down the aisle, wide eyed and crazy. Getting in the ring, Heyman hands him the mic. Funk says that he’s waited for years to stand in this ring and there’s a lot of things he could say but right now he’s not here to talk, he’s here to fight!

Grade: 61


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No sooner does Funk drop the mic than the bell rings and all ten men are fighting, if you can call Cornette ditching to the outside and Heyman giving chase. One by one they all tumble out until Bradshaw and Taz are left and they officially begin the match. The NWA uses dirty tactics to keep Taz in their corner and Cornette even gets a tag to land a single punch before tagging out. Eventually Taz fights back and makes a diving tag to the Sandman who cleans house for a few minutes before tagging in Van Dam.
Van Dam’s high energy is infectious as he works through Windham and Jarrett before Rich gets the tag. Funk is nearly falling through the ropes wanting the tag and Van Dam complies. Two former NWA World Champions stand face to face. Rich looks smug for a moment but that changes when Funk lands a stiff looking right hand and the fight begins again. They brawl into the corner and Bradshaw gets the tag. He works over Funk but when he goes for a big lariat, Funk ducks it and gets Taz back into the action.

As the match seems to reset this time it’s the ECW contingent’s turn to go on offense as they keep Bradshaw isolated and each hit a series of their standard moves including a few suplexes, a missile dropkick, a DDT, and a piledriver. Finally Heyman gets in the ring but instead of attacking he points directly at Cornette, challenging him to come in. Cornette gets the tag and reluctantly gets in the ring, circling Heyman. But it’s a ploy as Heyman is blasted in the back by Jarrett as soon as his back is to the NWA corner. The ECW guys try to get in the ring but the referee stops them and Cornette gives Heyman a stiff kick before tagging in Jarrett.

Jarrett taunts Heyman, paintbrushing him in the back of the head and sharing some laughs. Sandman tries to come in again and the referee turns to stop him, allowing Heyman to hit a low blow on Jarrett and scurry to his corner tagging in Van Dam. Van Dam is a blur as he flies around the ring and ends up knocking all the NWA members off the apron but Jarrett stops him cold and drops him by throwing him head first into the corner. The ECW guys run around the ring and now it’s a six man brawl on the outside. In the chaos, Cornette gets his tennis racket and gets onto the apron, yelling for Jarrett to come get it but Heyman yanks him off the apron and punches him. Jarrett’s attention is on Heyman and he’s leaning over the rope. He actually grabs Heyman by the shirt and pulls him onto the apron when Heyman reaches around to his back and pulls out an old 80s cellphone which he hits Jarrett in the face with. Jarrett is down and Van Dam climbs to the rop and flies off with a Frogsplash and gets the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Rob Van Dam, Taz, the Sandman, Terry Funk, and Paul Heyman
Grade: 60



The Boston crowd breaks out in an E-C-W chant as the victors salute the crowd and enjoy their moment while the NWA members collect themselves on the floor.

Grade: 51




Michael Cole is standing by with WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels. Cole asks if the champion is ready for his title defense against Owen Hart tonight. Michaels says the time for fun and games is over. Everything in his life has been leading him to this night. This is bigger than the WWF Championship, this is about destiny. Everyone talks about this being Owen Hart’s destiny but what they forget is the other side of the coin. It’s the destiny of the Heartbreak Kid to be the man who sent both of the Hart brothers packing and he’s going to serenade his ass out the door tonight with a little sweet chin music.

Grade: 90


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The two men come face to face in the ring and begin jawing with each other immediately. The animosity is dripping from them as they begin trading right hands and to no one’s surprise Tyson gets the better of it, but Austin begins to make a comeback, whipping Tyson into the corner and following in with a clothesline which puts Tyson into a seated positoon. Austin begins to stomp a mudhold as the crowd counts along, stopping to flip Tyson off, before giving one final stomp. Austin plays to the crowd a little and comes back for more, but Tyson grabs his trunks and slings him into the turnbuckles face first.
Tyson goes on the offense, peppering Austin with punches as the Rattlesnake covers up as best he can in the corner. Austin slips out of the corner and when Tyson turns, the former World Champion throws a haymaker but Austin pulls the referee in front and Tyson knocks him out cold. Tyson stares down the unconscious official and in that moment Austin kicks him in the gut and hits a Stone Cold Stunner! Austin makes the cover but there’s no one to count.

Austin slides out of the ring and gathers a chair but when he gets back in Tyson attacks with a knee to the ribs. Tyson picks up the chair and begins to wear it out across Austin’s back. The match quickly devolves into a street brawl with Tyson finding the freedom to fight dirty very liberating. At the same time it’s right down Austin’s alley as well. When Tyson turns to toss the chair out and wake up the ref. When he looks back it’s just in time for Austin to hit a Thesz Press and rain down right hands.

Austin is feeling it but that’s before Tyson goes downstairs and drops Austin to his knees. Tyson backs off, gives a little shimmy and lunges with a killer right hand but Austin ducks under it and when Tyson turns, he catches another boot and another Stunner. Austin makes the cover and the referee counts to a slow three with Tyson kicking out a fraction after the third slap of the mat.

Winner by Pinfall: Stone Cold Steve Austin
Grade: 75



Austin climbs the ropes and celebrates with some beers tossed his way as Tyson remains on his back in the middle of the ring.

Grade: 82




JR and the King hype the next big event, Unforgiven, which will come to us from the Greensboro Coliseum the last weekend of April.



Grade: 90


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It’s the challengers who control the early moments with their size and power advantage. Both Road Dogg and Gunn are the victims of some southern aggression until Gunn hits a spinebuster on Phinneas and makes the tag. The champs go to work, isolating him in their corner and antagonizing Henry into entering the ring and distracting the referee allowing the Outlaws to double team Phinneas.

Their luck runs out when Gunn misses a dropkick when Phinneas holds onto the ropes after an Irish Whip and he makes the hot tag to Henry who comes in and begins bowling over the champions. Gunn is flattened by a clothesline and when Road Dogg comes in, Henry stops him cold with a shoulder block, then throws Dogg over the top rope. The camera catches the moment he hits and he appears to land awkwardly on his left arm.

In the ring, Gunn is the victim of a double suplex but the referee begins forcing Phinneas to leave the ring. Road Dogg slides into the ring after grabbing one of the tag title belts and when Henry turns around Dogg charges him but Henry ducks and Gunn, who had just stood up, gets clocked in the head. Phinneas comes back into the ring, flooring Road Dogg with a right hand as Henry makes the cover and gets the 1-2-3.

Winners and new WWF Tag Team Champions: The Godwinns
Grade: 61



We see the replay of Road Dogg accidentally hitting Billy Gunn with one of the Tag Team Championship belts and Henry Godwinn making the cover.

Grade: 52




JR and Lawler point out several celebrities and wrestling legends in the audience.


Sarah Michelle Gellar, the star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer


Killer Kowalski


Howard Stern, the “King of All Media”


Classy Freddie Blassie


Boston Red Sox Ace Pitcher, Pedro Martinez


Gorilla Monsoon




We see a long vignette replaying the buildup for the WWF Championship match between Shawn Michaels and Owen Hart.

Grade: 90

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Right off the bat Michaels and Hart lock up and it’s Michaels with the advantage. He chops Hart in the corner until his chest is red but suddenly Hart reverses it and gives him a dose of his own medicine. He then whips Michaels to the other corner and Michaels summersaults over the corner to the floor below. Hart doesn’t relent, going right out after the champion but Triple H and Chyna shield Michaels, that is, until Earl Hebner tells the other members of DX that they are outta there. They protest but they relent and eventually leave as Hart rolls Michaels back into the ring.

Michaels begs off but Hart shows no mercy in keeping him on his heels. When Hart presses too much, Michaels takes advantage, sidestepping a charge into the corner and throwing Hart shoulder first into the post. Now Michaels has a target and he focuses like a hawk on the left arm. Every time Hart tries to turn the tide, Michaels goes back to the shoulder and it stops the challenger cold.

Even when Hart can manage something like reversing an Irish Whip and dropkicking Michaels so perfectly it sends the champ over the ropes, Hart can’t follow through because he landed on the bad shoulder. Hebner is constantly checking on him but Hart keeps telling him he’s fine. Finally when Michaels climbs back onto the apron, Hart charges but Michaels flips over him and when Hart turns he catches Sweet Chin Music out of nowhere. Michaels makes the cover but at the last minute Hart puts his boot on the rope.

Michaels continues to attack getting a couple more two counts but as JR points out every time Hart kicks out he’s further injuring that shoulder from the strain. Michaels puts him down with a shoulder breaker then climbs to the top. The champion flies but Hart moves and Michaels crashes and burns with his elbow drop. Hart, gritting his teeth, looks like he’s powering through the pain as he gets to his feet and begins using his good arm to batter Michaels with elbows, chops, and punches. Hart nails a picture perfect bridged Fisherman Suplex but Michaels kicks out. Lawler mentions that if Hart wasn’t hurt he may have been able to hold the champion there.They get to their feet and Michaels runs for a clothesline, but Hart ducks and runs to the ropes bounding off and they clothesline each other and land in a heap. The crowd begins to boo as the cameras catch someone coming down to ringside.



Vince McMahon begins to hover around the timekeeper as he catches the eye of referee. Michaels is getting up and again Hebner is checking on Hart, nearly leaning on him and keeping him on the mat. Michaels strikes quickly and grabs Hart’s legs, and begins trying to put him in the Sharpshooter but Hart is fighting it with everything he has. McMahon grabs the timekeeper’s hammer for the bell, waiting with very little patience for the signal when the crowd explodes.



Stone Cold Steve Austin comes down the ramp and collects a chair on the way. When McMahon finally sees him its too late and Austin crowns McMahon with a vicious chair shot to the head. Michaels sees this happen and stops momentarily, just enough for Hart to counter the maneuver his family made famous and he gets Michaels on his back and quickly into the Sharpshooter. Michaels is frantically trying to reach the ropes, which is coincidentally by Austin who flips Michaels off before he leaves. Michaels almost has the ropes when Hart drags him back to the center and he submits.

Winner and new WWF World Heavyweight Champion: Owen Hart
Grade: 90



We see a replay of Vince McMahon trying to screw Owen Hart only to be stopped when Stone Cold Steve Austin appeared and bashed McMahon over the head with a chair which lead to challenger surprising the champion and winning the title.

Grade: 95




When the replay ends we go back to Owen Hart who is clutching the WWF World Heavyweight Championship belt with tears in his eyes. He climbs to the rop and holds up the belt as the crowd cheers. JR thanks everyone for tuning in and urges us to watch RAW tomorrow night to see what the fallout will be.

Grade: 84

Overall: 90
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March 1998 Week 4


Nitro: 22.30 (16,789,560 viewers)


Raw: 20.87 (15,058,090 viewers)




*While many may be surprised by the push given to Owen Hart given the acrimony following Bret Hart’s departure in November, sources say that Vince McMahon decided his WrestleMania main event within a week of Survivor Series. “It just made sense and told a great story of family redemption.” How long Hart will hold the WWF Championship is anyone’s guess.

*As soon as WrestleMania went off the air, the WWF issued an official press release announcing that Mike Tyson had signed a long term deal with the WWF and also that Vince McMahon would be named Tyson’s professional promoter going forward. As previously mentioned, Tyson would likely not be a full time WWF performer as he looks to get back into boxing after his suspension. But if he does get back into a boxing ring, it appears he’ll have the McMahon promotion machine behind him. It’s also being hinted that Tyson may begin training in WWF’s Northeast development territory.

*We’re being told that tomorrow’s RAW is being pushed internally as the beginning of the build to WrestleMania XV. While this is a no brainer to some, we’ve been told that Vince McMahon already knows three of his top matches for next year’s spectacle and the groundwork will begin tomorrow night for long term stories.

*The Road Dogg suffered an arm injury in the tag title match and will be out of action roughly a month. The title switch was not a reaction to the injury however.

*There’s a sense that DX need something to freshen it up in the near future.

*Some are wondering if the Kane character will continue or if the man behind the mask, who was previously Isaac Yankem, DDS will be once again repackaged.\

*”Black Monday” hit the WWF today with several talents seeing their release. Skull and 8 Ball were released along with Tommy Rich and Bart Gunn. Chainz has been sent down to the New England development territory to be repackaged, effectively ending the DOA stable for good.

*There’s rumors that Bam Bam Bigelow is soon to be available as his ECW contract is coming up. WWF and WCW are both expected to be in the mix for his services.

*The WWF/ECW cross promotion has ended for now. While the two companies remain friendly and will likely work together again down the road, there is zero reason to expect any ECW contracted talent to be shown on WWF television again in the near future. That said, we now have learned some talents like the Sandman and Terry Funk have been working under a WWF contract and he has since left ECW. How many more talents will be leaving the Land of Extreme is unknown at this time.

*With the Rock now a babyface and Kane ‘buried’ there is a concern about a lack of strong major heels. We’re told that will be addressed over the next 2-3 months and was already planned for.
*Scott Steiner, in effect, finished up his WCW contract on Saturday with his loss to Booker T at Uncensored. In a final act of defiance, Steiner, skipped a planned road agent meeting before the show. There is alot of heat on him in the company and among the locker room and there was serious concern that he would not do business and make Booker look good on his way out the door. Following his match, Steiner left the building - didn't even shower. He is not expected to be with WCW tonight for Nitro from Toronto even though his contract does not expire until tomorrow. Internally, all expect the WWF to pick him up immediately as Steiner was telling people he's going to try to go north.

*Macho Man Randy Savage was interviewed on a local Sarasota Florida radio station about his retirement at the hands of Diamond Dallas Page last December at Starrcade. On what he's been doing since, he says that he has been relaxing at the beach and checking out all the pretty ladies and having a great time. The hosts then asked is he really retired and Savage responded, "A man's word is his bond. Obviously, I did not think that DDP would pin my shoulders to the mat and end my in ring career but, I said if he did I would retire. My word is my bond and the facts are the facts and Page pinned the Macho Man. I'm done in that ring. I'm not a wrestler anymore. But, that doesn't mean you have seen the last of the Macho Man. I can still fight, I am still nuts and maybe, just maybe, if the situation requires it...the Macho Man may pop up again to spread a little madness." Whether or not that is an angle that Savage is promoting or whether hes just keeping people guessing is speculation at this point. WCW sources say that Savage is on an extended vacation from WCW and that there are no plans in the immediate future to use him on any television capacity. He could be asked to sign autographs at on sale dates and be an ambassador for the company but they are sticking with the retirement angle at this time.

*Everyone backstage at Uncensored was pleasantly surprised with how well the pay per view was received by the fans. With Wrestlemania airing the next day, most expected this to be a sort of throw away show. That Uncensored was a legit sell out, did a massive pay per view buy (said to be over the 1.0 mark) and was a critical success among those that watched, its safe to say everyone is feeling good backstage tonight at Nitro.

*Goldberg is not at Nitro this week to sell the attack by The Giant.

*WCW and Hollywood Hulk Hogan have begun talks about a new contract. Most expect a deal to keep Hogan around the company while he finishes his movie. There has been no public talk about when and if he will return to television as of yet.

*WCW will be extremely busy this month with Nitro airing in Toronto (the first time Nitro will be outside of the states), several special house shows, Spring Stampede from Calgary to be headlined by Bret Hart vs Sting and the WCW Japan Supershow at the end of April. Eric Bischoff spoke with the talent and crew prior to Uncensored and thanked them for their hard work and asked them to hang on in April as it will be very busy for the company and he promised some time off for talents between May - August.

*Dennis Rodman is not at Nitro tonight and will not be expected to return to WCW until after the NBA season is over.






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WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

-A highlight package for the WWF Tag Team Championship match at WrestleMania XIV between the New Age Outlaws and the Godwinns. (48)

-A pre-taped promo by WWF Champion Shawn Michaels (83)

-Kama defeated Steve Blackman via pinfall (63)

- A highlight package for the European Championship match at WrestleMania
XIV between Mankind and the Rock. (87)

-A pre taped promo by Paul Bearer (92)

-Flash Funk and Mark Henry defeated the Quebecers via pinfall. (54)

- A highlight package for the WWF Intercontinental Championship match at WrestleMania XIV between Triple H and Rowdy Roddy Piper (89)

-A pre taped promo by Stone Cold Steve Austin (100)

-Savio Vega defeated Bill DeMott via pinfall (54)

-The announcers ran down the full card for WrestleMania XIV (92)

Overall: 78
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Sunday Week 4, March, 1998 – Worcester Memorial Auditorium– Worcester, Massachusetts


*Matt Hardy def Paul Roma

*Juventud Guerrera def Julio Dinero

Video airs of the Giant attacking Goldberg last night at Uncensored

*Rhonda Singh def Cutie Suzuki

Video airs looking back at Shane Douglas walking out of the submission match with Chris Benoit

Main Event: Curt Hennig def Dean Malenko

The announcers talk about how the nWo won at Uncensored and now they have a world title match in their future but in the immediate future its Bret Hart vs Sting at Spring Stampede. What will happen on Nitro live from Toronto?

Show Grade: 69
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