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Unread 11-19-2018, 04:44 PM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments: Sets up a short reign for Taker who will then drop it to Pillman.

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon
Comments: Pillman wins to set up Pillman vs. Taker at Royal Rumble and then it will set up the Greatest Fatal Four Way of All-Time: Pillman vs. Austin vs. Bret vs. Nash.
Who Survives?: Pillman and Vince McMahon

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test
Comments:
Who Survives?: Bret Hart is the lone survivor

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid
vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments: As long as Jarrett doesn't win, I'm happy.
Who Survives?: Psycho Sid is the lone survivor.

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog
vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments: Bulldog needs a push, for real. In this current environment, he's better off in WCW than floundering in the lower end of the midcard.
Who Survives?: British Bulldog

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments: The Outlaws get their comeuppance, finally.
Who is ???: Chris Candido and Al Snow
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments:

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon

Comments:
Who Survives?: Pillman and Flair

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test

Comments:
Who Survives?: Owen Hart

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid
vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight

Comments:
Who Survives?: Jarrett

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog
vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry

Comments:
Who Survives?: Faarooq and Henry

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments:
Who is ???: Goldust & Marcus
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Unread 11-19-2018, 06:19 PM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments: This is a tough one, as I could totally see Taker winning without the gold and there's plenty of challengers on both sides. But, I think the injury does Ahmed in here. For the sake of show grades, Taker gets it.

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon

Comments: A babyface team that's relying on Marty and Savio in a match with big consequences? What kind of booker would do that? Anyways, Austin gets his revenge on Vince, but Pillman gets the win.
Who Survives?: Pillman

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test

Comments: Is Scotty going to turn? I'm not sure, but I think he not being officially part of the "Wolfpac" indicates which direction you're going...
Who Survives?: Bret and Owen

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid

vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments:
Who Survives?: Sweep!

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog

vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments: A little too much potential on the face side here. Not a sweep, but I could totally see Faarooq losing by count-out in a 3 on 1 situation.
Who Survives?: Nelson, Rey, Bulldog

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments: I think you call an audible here, and Heat win it.
Who is ???: Los Conquistadors (Al Snow and Candido)
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Unread 11-19-2018, 06:26 PM
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A babyface team that's relying on Marty and Savio in a match with big consequences? What kind of booker would do that? Anyways, Austin gets his revenge on Vince, but Pillman gets the win.
a great one
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Unread 11-19-2018, 06:44 PM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments: I'm assuming that for now, you're carrying on despite Ahmed's injury.

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon

Comments:
Who Survives?: Vince

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test

Comments:
Who Survives?: Bret and Owen

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid

vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments:
Who Survives?: Shamrock

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog

vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments:
Who Survives?: Nelson and Bradshaw

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments:
Who is ???: Dustin and Mero
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Unread 11-19-2018, 07:00 PM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments:

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon
Comments:
Who Survives?:

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test
Comments:
Who Survives?:

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid
vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments:
Who Survives?:

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog
vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments:
Who Survives?:

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments:
Who is ???: Avatar and Skip (lol)
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Unread 11-19-2018, 07:55 PM
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker
Comments:

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon
Comments:
Who Survives?: Pillman

Survivor Series Match

The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test
Comments:
Who Survives?: Bret

Survivor Series Match

The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments: there’ll be some kind of betrayal
Who Survives?: JJ

Survivor Series Match

The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments:
Who Survives?: Faarooq and Mark Henry

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
???
Comments:
Who is ???: Snow and Candido under masks
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Unread 11-20-2018, 05:31 PM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments: 'Taker's out for quite justifiable revenge, but maybe Ahmed's got enough to hold onto the gold.

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon
Comments: Heaven knows that the odds are against Austin, but I figure he'll take out the three 'easy' targets - but it's nearly 5 on 1, and as it's not quite 1998 yet Austin can't take those odds.
Who Survives?: Pillman and Kane

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test
Comments: Unity over dissension
Who Survives?: Bret

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid
vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments: The Worlds Most Dangerous Team... includes Billy Kidman. I mean, I know SS team names are an exercise in hyperbole at the best of times, but my goodness.
Who Survives?: Jarrett, but that assumes that Sid is neutralised early on.

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog
vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments: It's a pick 'em.
Who Survives?: Nelson and Rey

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments: Oh you didn't know...
Who is ???: If it's the Nasty Boys, I may cry. (It's going to be Avatar and Skip, hopefully).
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Unread 11-21-2018, 02:58 AM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments:

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon
Comments:

Who Survives?: Vince & Brian

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test
Comments:
Who Survives?: Kevin Nash

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid
vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments:
Who Survives?: Ken & Matt

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog
vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments:
Who Survives?: Faarooq & Mark Henry

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments:
Who is ???: Goldust & Marcus
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Unread 11-21-2018, 02:12 PM
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WWF Championship Match
Ahmed Johnson (c) vs. The Undertaker
Comments:

Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The Rattlesnakes
Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, Bart Gunn
vs.
The Corporate Cannons
Brian Pillman, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Kane, Vince McMahon
Comments:
Who Survives?: Pillman & Vince

Survivor Series Match

The Wolfpac
Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Sean Waltman, Scott Steiner
vs.
The Hart Foundation
Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Chris Jericho, Test
Comments:
Who Survives?:Nash & Steiner

Survivor Series Match

The Worlds Most Dangerous Team
Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, Psycho Sid
vs.
The Million Dollar Corporation
Jeff Jarrett, Rich Steiner, Mark Canterbury, Dennis Knight
Comments:
Who Survives?:Shamrock & Matt

Survivor Series Match

The Rebellion
Nelson, Bradshaw, Dean Malenko, Rey Mysterio, British Bulldog
vs.
The Nation
Faarooq, Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo Brown, Mark Henry
Comments:
Who Survives?:Bulldog

WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match
The New Age Outlaws (c) vs. Harlem Heat vs. Dogs of War vs. ???
Comments:
Who is ???:Marcus/Goldust
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Unread 11-22-2018, 02:44 PM
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Undertaker - Taker winning caps off his feud with Ahmed and gives you a nice transitional champion for the next few months.
The Rattlesnakes - Austin is the sole survivor, I have something in mind that you might do but I won't go into it until after the show.
The Hart Foundation - Bret is still a big time player and you can use him very effectively as such, and the Wolfpac can go into feuding with a heel turned Scott Steiner. Bret is the only survivor here.
World's Most Danger---hahaha, I almost made it through that name without laughing - Kidding aside, the M$C haven't done a whole lot in the past few months aside from Jeff picking up the Euro title. Shamrock could make a decent upper card/main event floater (kinda like how Jericho was toward the tail end of the 2000s) and a win here can maybe elevate him in that direction. Ken and Sid are survivors here because both of them fall under that same heading.
The Nation - Both the M$C and Nation have been spinning their wheels in the wake of Mr. McMahon's group taking over the WWF, but at least they hold some potential to get out of neutral. I'll go on a limb and say all of the Nation survive this one.
Harlem Heat - The little aside between the Heat and the Outlaws was nice and maybe could lead to a nice change of the guard for a little while. The final competitors could easily be Dustin Rhodes and Marc Mero after their big run-in on Raw.
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Unread 11-30-2018, 08:59 AM
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Weekly Round Up for Week 3, November 1997

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Week 3, November 1997


*(ANGLE)Recap of Raw.....Huge show closing brawl ahead of Survivor Series*
-Marty Jannetty defeated Bill DeMott-
*(ANGLE)Recap of Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner's disagreements as of late*
-Bob Holly continued his (Superstars) winning streak, picking up a win over some scrub-
*(ANGLE)Michael Cole interviews Christopher Daniels.....why wasn't he picked for a Survivor Series team? He doesn't know.....but it's a big mistake, because he would have GUARANTEED victory*
-A much more serious Goldust easily defeated a jobber-
*(ANGLE)Hype package for Sunday's WWF Tag Team Title match.....but who will the fourth team be?*
-High Voltage were victorious against some local talent-






Week 3, November 1997


-Buff Bagwell defeated Brad Armstrong-
*(ANGLE)Mean Gene makes his way out.....Madusa says that Adam Copeland and Christian Cage might not be taking the challenge of the Pitbulls seriously.....but they will.....at Mayhem.....when her men bring home the gold*
-The Pitbulls defeated Mike Enos and Wayne Bloom-
*(ANGLE)Nitro Recap.....The Mayhem match is open to anyone around the world, WCW employee or otherwise.....and Sting.....if you keep getting in the Titans way, you will be fired*
-Bill Goldberg vs a jobber.....the jobber won......won a one way ticket to squashville that is......Spear, Jackhammer, goodnight-
*(ANGLE)Pre-Recorded promo from James Vandenberg.....if there is a Cruiserweight title being introduced, then Tajiri will cleanse the division to become the first champion*
-The Samoan SWAT Team defeated a couple of scrubs-






Week , November 1997

ECW Hardcore TV
Rating: C+


-Shane Douglas & Jerry Lynn defeated the odd combination of Perry Saturn & D-Von Dudley (back in ECW on loan)- (B)
-Tommy Dreamer defeated one time mentor Terry Funk- (B-)
-The Chair Swinging Freaks beat Super Nova and Mikey Whipwreck- (C-)
*(ANGLE)Tommy Dreamer, Terry Funk and The Sandman get into a confrontation- (C+)

OOC: Survivor Series should be posted in a day or so.....it's virtually written, just the Main Event to go really.....for what it's worth, if we make it to Survivor Series 98 in this diary, we probably won't see such a "traditional" card, maybe one or two actual Survivor Series matches at the most, because a) the show really didn't grade that well, and b) it's been a real slog to write, I haven't enjoyed it at all.....I can see why Vince ditched it


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Unread 11-30-2018, 12:38 PM
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Hey 1st time posting on a dynasty thread. Just finished reading all your shows, may i say the ride has been awesome. I hope you keep enjoying doing it.
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Unread 11-30-2018, 08:00 PM
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OOC: Survivor Series should be posted in a day or so.....it's virtually written, just the Main Event to go really.....for what it's worth, if we make it to Survivor Series 98 in this diary, we probably won't see such a "traditional" card, maybe one or two actual Survivor Series matches at the most, because a) the show really didn't grade that well, and b) it's been a real slog to write, I haven't enjoyed it at all.....I can see why Vince ditched it
Too many variables, which is a shame as I love SS matches - but having run WWF and SWF in the past with that kind of PPV, they just don't work in TEW, not the way they've historically been booked in WWF/E, at least.

I'm now intrigued if you could book a long, long elimination based match with 8/10 main eventers and have it get a good rating; But knowing you could probably put those same workers in 4/5 singles matches and get at least a couple of A's out of it, well, why bother?

Still, the Survivor matches do tick the variety box - but in booking terms, WCW probably did it better with War Games for a big multi-man match.
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Unread 12-01-2018, 02:46 PM
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Week 3, November 1997
The Spectrum (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
ATT: 20,000
PPV BUY: 2.21
Announce Team: Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler & Ravishing Rick Rude


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It's that time of year again.....a time to give thanks.....a time to gather with friends and family alike.....a time to reflect on all you have.....but for the stars of the WWF, it's only time for one thing.....it's time to survive.....because it's time.....for the 1997 Survivor Series.....

.....once again Jerry "The King" Lawler joins "Good Old" Jim Ross and "Ravishing" Rick Rude at the commentary table, and these three have plenty to say about tonight's proceedings, there is plenty at stake tonight.....championships and championship opportunities are both up for grabs here, but that's perhaps not the most interesting thing to happen tonight (after all, that happens on a weekly basis here in the World Wrestling Federation).....what doesn't happen on a weekly basis, and what in fact has NEVER happened before....is the Owner of the World Wrestling Federation, Vincent Kennedy McMahon lacing up a pair of boots and stepping into the ring....but he's going to tonight, as his war against Stone Cold Steve Austin forces him to take steps he never thought he would have to do....compete inside that very ring.....

.....Rick Rude is horrified at the prospect of "Mr. McMahon" having to step between those ropes, especially against a lowlife like Stone Cold Steve Austin, but he says that if anyone can take the starch out of the Rattlesnakes sails, it's the Owner himself.....

.....Lawler and Ross aren't so sure.....stating that stepping into the ring with a man like Stone Cold Steve Austin with little to no training is tantamount to suicide....Lawler says that this isn't the boardroom, this is the squared circle, and it's no place for the CEO of a Billion Dollar Corporation.....and while that remains to be seen, we will have to wait.....because our opening match is happening right now.....

Rating: N/A

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Survivor Series Match

....and since this IS the Survivor Series, we're opening up with a Survivor Series match, as Nelson and his team look to continue the rebellion against the Nation....of Domination....

....Big Nels was one of the founding fathers of this particular Nation, when himself and his then partner Bobby Knight (Mo) joined forces with Kama and Faarooq...shortly after that, Scorpio was recruited, and thus, the Nation of Domination was born....

....the Nation had its success, capturing the WWF Light Heavyweight, European, and Intercontinental Championships, each on two occasions.....unfortunately, they managed to lose all three of those championships (and a member) in one night back at Summerslam....and while purely unintentional, it was Nelson that was at fault for the majority of the Nation's misery that night, and as such was violently excommunicated from the group with the arrival of D'Lo and Mark Henry......

.....he didn't stay gone for long however, making his return at Septembers Ground Zero event, and making his intentions crystal clear when he assaulted his former leader Faarooq....since that day, Faarooq (for all his talk) has done everything in his power to avoid crossing paths with his former partner, going so far as to physically run away from Nelson, leaving the rest of the Nation to fend for themselves....there's no escape tonight however, because the two men will be on opposite sides of the ring.....

....of course, for these two men to finally clash, then Faarooq is going to have to actually tag himself into the match....and he does.....just not anytime Nelson is in there.....and it's this problem that leads to the first elimination.....because after a brief "mad moment" sees Kama, D'Lo and Henry on the floor courtesy of Bradshaw, Mysterio, and Malenko, Nelson tosses Scorpio into the corner, telling him to tag Faarooq in......Faarooq declines the offer, leaving Scorpio stranded in the corner.....a p!ssed off Nelson crushed the life out of the former Light Heavyweight Champion with an Avalanche, before annihilating him with a near 500lb Big Splash for the one, the two, and the three......

Eliminated: Scorpio

.....time to re-group....and I don't think the rest of the Nation are particularly pleased with the way Scorpio was eliminated, nor the fact that Faarooq stood by, watched, and did nothing as it happened....but Faarooq is the boss for a reason, and he soon rally's the troops back into line.....

.....seeing that they are now at a one man disadvantage the strategy seems to be to attempt to isolate one of the two smaller opponents, either Rey Mysterio or Dean Malenko (and as far as Faarooq is concerned, definitely NOT Nelson) problem with that is that both Mysterio and Malenko are very good at what they do....and what they do, is defy the odds against larger opponents.....which is why after D'Lo heads up to the top rope, Rey Mysterio is able to clip his ankles (crotching him on the top rope) and climbs up to join him, before sending Brown flying with a top rope hurricanrana.....and that's all she wrote for D'Lo Brown....

Eliminated: D'Lo Brown

....I think it's safe to say that the Nation were not expecting this.....and now they are TWO men down....the only saving grace for Faarooq is that it's the three biggest members....himself, Kama, and the Worlds Strongest Man, Mark Henry.....and it's Henry that shows his power, when he catches a Mysterio cross body attempt from the top, before driving him into the mat with what has been dubbed the World's Strongest Slam....and Rey isn't getting up from that......

Eliminated: Rey Mysterio

....Bradshaw hits the ring immediately, and almost takes Henry's head off his shoulders with a clothesline that looked like it came straight from hell, and it was only Faarooq breaking up the pinfall that saved the Nation man.....

.....Faarooq tagged himself in, and he goes at it with Bradshaw, with both men showcasing their power.....you don't become the leader of a Nation without knowing when brains are more beneficial than brawn however, and on a rope running sequence, Kama slaps his leader on the back (making the blind tag) meaning that Bradshaw was completely unprepared for the running Big Boot that came his way a few moments later....and just like that, this is all square again.....

Eliminated: Bradshaw

.....it's all even once more.....three men on one side, three on the other.....it could almost be classed as a fair fight.....I say almost.....because after a brief huddle, Faarooq obviously dished out the new game plan....a game plan that saw Mark Henry head to the outside to collect a chair.....

.....Henry gets back into the ring and smashes the steel instrument right between the eyes of Dead Malenko....and yes, pinfall's, submissions, count-out's and most importantly, disqualifications all count....which is why Mark Henry is instantly ejected from this match....

.....Jim Ross says that was a pretty stupid move by the Nation, but Rude isn't so sure.....in fact, after (an already disqualified) Mark Henry then turns and smashes the Bulldog between the eyes with the weapon (knocking him off the apron in the process) and Faarooq lifts Malenko up and slams him into the mat with the Dominator.....just like that we're all square once more....it's two a piece, but as Nelson steps over the top rope, Henry again swings that steel chair, smashing it three times into the exposed Knee area of the big man......and while the sides are all equal, and Nelson is down on the mat clutching his knee.......NOW Faarooq is more than happy to step in the ring with the big man.....

Eliminated: Mark Henry (via disqualification)
Eliminated: Dean Malenko

.....and after two months of tactical retreat (that's running away to you and me) Faarooq has got plenty of pent up aggression to unleash on his former team mate....Nelson might be damn near seven feet tall and close to half a ton, but on one leg all that size is meaningless...in fact, it's some what of a hinderance, because every time he attempts to mount a comeback his limb buckles under his mammoth weight.....

.....Bulldog is back on the apron after having his bell rung by that chair shot, but he doesn't look to be anywhere near 100%.....he still shouts words of encouragement to Big Nels, urging the hobbled giant to get over to him and make the tag....which is exactly what he does after a clash of heads puts both Nelson and Faarooq down, leading to both men crawling to their respective corners.....

.....Bulldog is in, Kama is in.....and they are going all out with rights and lefts.....Davey Boy has been somewhat of a forgotten commodity since his split from The Hart Foundation however, and he definitely has something to prove....with so many big names right now in the WWF it can be easy to get lost in the shuffle, a good showing on one of the "Big Four" shows could go a long way to revitalising his career, and a good showing is what he gives.......because as well as dealing with Kama, he manages to fight off Faarooq too, tossing the Nation leader over the top rope to the floor, before impressively scooping up Kama and driving him into the mat with that Running Powerslam......and three seconds later, Faarooq finds himself all alone.....

Eliminated: Kama

......and he's not happy about that revelation either....the Nation aren't used to being outnumbered....Faarooq tries to even out the numbers quickly, sliding into the ring and rolling up The Bulldog, but Davey Boy gets his shoulder up at two, so that doesn't work.....and things go from bad to worse, because as Faarooq looks on in horror, Davey reaches back and tags in Nelson....and while the big man's legs still aren't at 100%, he's certainly recovered enough to pose a sizeable threat to Faarooq's well being......is Nelson FINALLY going to get that payback he's been waiting for?......

.....well.....no......

.....oh he gets the win, no doubt about that.....but certainly not the win he was looking for.....because after a quick assessment of the situation (two against one, Nelson back on his feet) Faarooq decides that it would be perhaps a better idea to live to fight another day.....and as Nelson advances slowly towards him he can audibly be heard saying "screw this", before rolling out of the ring and jogging to the back to join the rest of his defeated team.....the official delivers the mandatory ten count, and this one is all over......Nelson (and Davey Boy) win, but you've got to think that the big man is far from pleased about the fact that again he has not managed to get his hands on the slippery Faarooq......maybe one day Nels.....maybe one day.....

Eliminated: Faarooq (via deliberate Count-Out)

Survivor(s): Nelson & The British Bulldog
Rating: B+

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We leave Nelson and the Bulldog celebrating their survival (admittedly, Bulldog is the happier of the two) and we head backstage to Dok Hendrix.....Dok is standing outside the locker room that Dok informs us is currently being utilised by Vince McMahon and his Corporate Cannons....Dok says that he is going to attempt to get word from the WWF Owner on his thoughts ahead of the match, as well as the question that the tag team division would like an answer to....who's got the fourth spot in tonight's Elimination Fatal Four Way match?......

.....Dok knocks, and it takes a moment but the door is finally opened....by Pat Patterson of all people....we head inside the room with Hendrix, where we see Vince (wearing a huge oversized sweatshirt) getting a crash course in hammerlocks by Gerald Brisco, as Brian Pillman, Arn Anderson, Ric Flair and Kane watch on offering words of encouragement.....

.....Hendrix apologies for the interruption, but asks Vince if he is feeling confident ahead of his first EVER professional wrestling match?.....confident? Of course Vince is confident.....you don't become a billionaire by lacking confidence in your own abilities.....assuring Hendrix that Steve Austin has no idea of what's in store for him tonight, when he gets a taste of the Big Mac-Attack.....

.....Dok asks Vince if he's come to a decision on who will be the fourth team to compete in the Tag Title Match later this evening, but Vince shrugs the question off, saying he doesn't care right now, he has too much preparation to do to worry about that, whoever wants the spot can have it......


















".....ahhh, Muy Bueno!....."





.....holy guacamole.....it's everyone's favourite Masked Mystery Men, The Conquistadors!.....apparently if McMahon has no preference for who gets the spot in the Elimination Tag Match then they're throwing their sombrero's into the mix......

.....McMahon takes one look at them however and shakes his head.....

".....no, no, no, no......I said I don't care, I didn't say I was stupid.....you two morons had to beat Flair and Arn Monday Night if you were going to get into this match.....you didn't....you lost.....no match for you......get out, and take your stupid head with you!......"


".........Que?......Cabeza?......Heed?......."



......you have to get up pretty early in the morning to put one over on Mr. McMahon.....clearly he's seen straight through Al Snow and Chris Candido's ruse.....after all, this wouldn't be the first time they've switched identities to get into a title bout.....although actually, they have stepped their game up here.....because Head is nowhere to be seen......

"........GET OUT!.......I have a match to prepare for......"


......with that Kane ushers all three men (Conquistador #1 and #2, along with Dok Hendrix) out of the room, slamming the door behind them......

.....Dok looks at the two Masked men, telling them that they are going to have to come up with something better than that.....although we are still no closer to finding out who the fourth team is going to be.......






"......hey Betty.....where's the boss man?.....and don't say WCW........"





















.....oh......maybe those ARE the real Conquistadors then.....because here come Al Snow and Chris Candido now.....and yes, Al does have Head with him.....

.....Dok tells them that he's just through that door, but now is perhaps not a good time.....Snow isn't listening though.....he tells Dok that Vince has a problem (a missing team to be precise) and they have the solution.......them.......before walking up to the door and swinging it right open.......


".......Vince!......how ya doing......have we got an idea for y......"


"........I SAID GET OUTTTT!......."



.....with that there's an almighty crash, as the door is slammed shut once again, and Snow comes wandering back into shot......

"......rude......what crawled up his butt......"

......Dok says that he did warn them, Candido just shakes his head, saying he knew this wouldn't work, before telling Snow to come on.....there's more than one way to rustle an Outlaw's feathers....and walking off......Al looks at the Conquistadors for a moment, before turning to follow his partner......

"......nice masks......"

.....who's going to be joining Harlem Heat and the Dogs of War in challenging the New Age Outlaws this evening?.......apparently not Al Snow and Chris Candido.....or the Conquistadors.....now lets go to Michael Cole, who's with the Worlds Most Dangerous Team.....

Rating: A

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......that being Ken Shamrock, Matt Hardy, Billy Kidman, and newest recruit.....Psycho Sid.....

....this is really just your basic pre-match promo....Shamrock says that he's been waiting for another shot at Jeff Jarrett and that European Title.....he says he's been his own worst enemy thus far here in the WWF, and could have captured the Championship on a number of occasions by now, had he not let his temper get the better of him.....well Shamrock says that he's finally tempered that temper.....he's calm....he's collected.....he's focused.....and when he's done with the Million Dollar Corporation tonight, he's coming for Jeff Jarrett and the European Championship next......

.....Hardy echoes those title aspirations, saying that he's agreed to step aside for now, to give Shamrock the next shot at the gold.....BUT.....if Ken should let his emotions get the better of him again.....should Ken NOT manage to take the title from Jarrett, then Matt Hardy will be right there waiting to take back his Championship.....

.....did someone say Championships? Billy Kidman wouldn't mind a shot at that opportunity too.....he says he's worn gold here before in the WWF, he's a former Light Heavyweight Champion......but since that title is no longer in existence, then the European Title seems the next logical step to him......

.....logical? Yeah right......then there's this guy.....Psycho Sid.....who's never done anything logical a day in his life......does he want a shot at Jarrett and his European Championship? Sure, why not......but what he REALLY wants.....is to make Rich Steiner suffer......to make Rich Steiner and ALL the Corporation pay for what they did to him a few weeks ago......and tonight, he's going to Powerbomb each and every one of them.......

.....Shamrock rounds the interview off....saying that tonight, the Million Dollar Corporation are going to find out that money doesn't make the man.....its heart and integrity.....and when it comes to THAT.....the Corporations account is empty.

Rating: B+

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Survivor Series Match

That match is up next, as the owner of one of the most in-demand titles in the WWF makes his way out....that's Jeff Jarrett (along with the rest of the Million Dollar Corporation)....with the European Championship wrapped firmly around his waist.....

.....the European Title is not even a year old, but already it's made an impact here in the World Wrestling Federation, being held by such names as the British Bulldog, The Rock and Sean Waltman, while young Matt Hardy used the Title to showcase his singles ability as he attempted to distance himself from the tag team wrestler that the fans were accustomed with...add to that the fact that Ken Shamrock has been highly vocal about his desire to hold the gold (and now Billy Kidman throwing his name in the mix) and what you have is a title that everybody wants......perhaps being the one to eliminate the champion here tonight will go a long way to securing a shot for one of these men......

.....interestingly enough, and while many (including myself) may find it amusing that any team featuring Matt Hardy and Billy Kidman might be called the "Worlds Most Dangerous" anything, of the four men in said group, it's the two smallest men that have had the most Championship success.....Matt Hardy being a former European Champion, while Billy Kidman is a former holder of the now retired Light Heavyweight Title.....as for the two heavy hitters, Sid and Shamrock, not a WWF belt has been held between them......maybe it's Kidman and Hardy after all that make this team so dangerous.....

.....ok, that's a stretch.....clearly if you're looking for danger you look to the celebrated shoot fighter or the seven foot lunatic.....that's what the Corporation did too.....and against all odds it was that seven foot lunatic that was the first to go, and after costing him the WWF European Championship a few weeks ago on Raw is War, it was Rich Steiner that once again cost Psycho Sid here, reaching under the bottom rope as the big man attempted to Powerbomb Jeff Jarrett.....Sid lost his footing and fell backwards.....Double J landed ass first on his chest.....hooked the leg.....and with Steiner hanging onto the free leg from the outside, Sid had no chance of kicking out......

Eliminated: Psycho Sid

......Sid is NOT happy about the way he was eliminated here....not at all....and the moment he's informed that he's out of here he throws a Ken Shamrock sized tantrum, rolling to the outside where an oblivious Rich Steiner is making the universal "rub your fingers together" money sign.....he should have paid more attention.....because Sid spins him around, wraps his big hand around his throat.....and Chokeslams him straight through the Spanish Announce Table, leaving Steiner down and broken amongst the debris of the desk.....and then (and only then) does the Psycho one leave......

.....well, the Million Dollar Corporation TECHNICALLY have the one man advantage, but Rich Steiner is good for nothing about now, and the WMDT (Worlds Most Dangerous Team don'tcha
know) tries to capitalise on the shocked Jarrett, with Billy Kidman rolling him up quickly from behind.....luckily Canterbury is there to break up the pin attempt, and Jarrett hastily tags out to the former Hog Farmer.....

.....Kidman most definitely has the speed advantage here, and he runs rings around Canterbury, catching him with a dropkick to the chin that rocks the man, followed by a second drop kick to the Articulatio Genus as Gorilla Monsoon may call it (that's the knee to you and me)......it drops Canterbury to one knee too.....and Kidman makes a quick tag to Matt Hardy, who keeps up the rapid fire offence.....Canterbury is clearly dazed, and Hardy knows it, tagging back out to Kidman, who heads up top......Billy let's fly with a crossbody from the top, but old Hank is deceptively big and very deceptively strong.....he catches Kidman in mid air, holding him in almost a Powerslam position for a moment, before releasing the youngsters legs (but keeping hold of his head) and drives him to the mat with what WAS called the Slop Drop at one point (I have no idea what he called it when with Southern Justice).....and three seconds later the WMDT are down to two.....

Eliminated: Billy Kidman

.....Hardy and Shamrock both look to get into the match, but Hardy is the quicker of the two (to Shammy's slight annoyance) and he continues his earlier assault of Canterbury....Hardy has really come on leaps and bounds when you consider that last year he was out here alongside his brother, barely out of jobber status, face painted like a little Legion of Doomer, firmly under the wing of Hawk and Animal.....now look at him, firmly established midcarder with a very impressive European Title reign under his belt....granted it wasn't the longest reign in the world, but he fit as many title defences in that few month period as SOME champions do in a year (I'm looking at you Hollywood Hogan).....he keeps up that good display here too, and manages to take on both members of Southern Justice single handedly.....he whips Knight into the corner, then sidesteps a charging Canterbury, leaving the former H.O.G to crash into the former P.I.G....and with Dennis Knight slumped in the corner, Canterbury staggers backward and collapses to the mat, eventually pulling himself up to all fours.....which makes him the perfect springboard for a Matt Hardy Poetry in Motion on Knight, before dropping Canterbury again with the Twist of Fate......which probably would have been enough for a pinfall......had Jeff Jarrett not stormed the ring behind him and driven his face into the mat with what looked to be a Forward Russian Legsweep Facebuster, before rolling Canterbury on top of him and knocking Shamrock flying off the apron as the referee counts the one, two, three......

Eliminated: Matt Hardy

.....oh dear, things don't look good for Ken Shamrock right now....he might be the Worlds Most Dangerous Man, but even he has a limit to the number of men he can take on alone surely.....

.....not if you ask Ken....(and don't call me Shirley)....he tears into the ring and charges straight towards Jarrett, who quickly dives off the apron to safety.....Shammy's hotheadedness may end up costing him here, because with his focus solely set on Double J, Dennis Knight is able to blindside him from behind.....the attack is brief however, because Shamrock blocks a strike, takes Knight down to the mat.....and hooks on that Ankle Lock.....and in about five seconds Dennis Knight is furiously tapping in submission.....

Eliminated: Dennis Knight

......learning from his past mistakes Shamrock quickly releases the hold and stands to his feet.....just in time to see Mark Canterbury charging towards him.....Shammy sidesteps the charging opponent (who crashes into the turnbuckles chest first and staggers backwards).....Shamrock is waiting with a release German Suplex and then instantly hooks on the Ankle Lock.....and in the space of about a minute, Ken Shamrock has eliminated BOTH members of Southern Justice.....

Eliminated: Mark Canterbury

.....Jeff Jarrett doesn't look particularly pleased about the prospect of facing Ken Shamrock....but with Southern Justice gone and Rick Steiner still one big splinter on the floor, he doesn't have much choice.....Shamrock on the other hand is practically chomping at the bit at the chance to finally get his hands on Double J....after all, he makes the Champ tap here and he's practically guaranteed a shot at the European Title....

....the two men have a pretty decent back and forth period (although Shamrock does get the better of it) as they each try to pick up an elimination....neither man is going down without a fight however, and it finally takes a hurricanranna from the former Ultimate Fighter to put Jarrett down.....and once he is down, Shammy wastes no time in slapping on the Ankle Lock.....

.....Jarrett is tapping furiously, and this one should rightfully be over.....but the Million Dollar Corporation always has a little bit left in the reserve, and its Ted DiBiase up on the apron (distracting the attention of the official) that saves Jarrett here......well, Ted DiBiase and Rich Steiner.....because with his focus solely on the European Champion, Steiner wearily rolls into the ring and nails Shamrock in the back of the head with the object of his desire, the WWF European Title.....

......Ken goes down like a sack of you know what, while Jarrett drapes himself over the unconscious star, as the referee registers the one, the two, and the three......and just like that Jeff Jarrett and (despite barely featuring in the match) Rich Steiner survive......that's got to put a dent in Shamrocks Championship aspirations.

Survivor(s): Jeff Jarrett & Rich Steiner
Rating: B

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We go to the back once more, and once again Dok Hendrix is attempting to get clarification on who exactly is going to be the fourth team in the WWF Tag Team Championship match.....

.....Vince has other things on his hands however.....mainly Gerald Briscoe's head....as Pat Patterson goes through the basics of a Standing Side-Headlock, while a high spirited Brian Pillman and Ric Flair cheer him on.....

.....Dok apologises for interrupting, but says that they really need a decision ahead of the Tag Title encounter on who the final team will be......Vince screams at Dok that he already told him that he doesn't care who it is, and to get the hell out of here.....





















......that brings Goldust into the room....along with Marlena and Marcus....but this is a more subdued Goldust that we are used to.....there is no flourish, no flash....no movie quotes or suggestive Double Entendres....in fact, save for the face-paint and golden robe, this could almost be Dustin Rhodes.....

.....Goldust(in) apologises for the intrusion, but says that he couldn't help overhearing the conversation, and if McMahon really has no interest in who should fill that spot (and I'm sure a few weeks ago there would have been a crude innuendo to "filling the gap".....filling it with penis....says how much Raven's words affected the man) then perhaps he and Marcus would be an option......

.....Vince releases the headlock for a moment to look at the new arrivals, before breaking out that big Yuk-Yuk laugh of his......before stopping when he realises that Goldust and Marcus aren't laughing with him.....

".....oh.....you were serious?.....well goddamn that's even funnier....."

.....with that, Vince breaks out into that laughter once more....with gusto this time, and everyone else (with the exception of Goldust, Marcus, and Marlena) joins in....even Dok gives a subtle little chuckle....before Vince says no....god no.....he says that Goldust and his little band of miscreants serve their purpose sure....they've got the controversy, the hot girl....they serve to cover certain...demographics....but there's a reason that Goldust hasn't had so much of a sniff at a title opportunity in almost two years, and that reason is that quite frankly, Mr. McMahon doesn't want his Championships tarnished by being around the waist of this travelling hedonism act.....ESPECIALLY when the Champions he has, already have everything that Goldie has, and more.......they've got charisma.....they've got star quality.....they've got a really...really..........REALLY hot manager.....why would Vince want to downgrade from that?....so no......Goldust and Marcus will NOT be participating in the Tag Title Match later this evening.....before ordering Dok Hendrix (and a very dejected looking MGM) to get the hell out of there.....before he has them thrown out of there.....

Rating: B+

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From there we go a little bit old-school, and get a flashback of Survivor Series' of years gone by, as we go to two sets of pre-match promo's from the Hart Foundation team and The Wolfpac team, both standing in front of the Survivor Series backdrop......

....they're not long, just a couple of minutes each, but they both say pretty much the same thing.....it's time to put this feud to bed and move on to the WWF Championship......

....Nash says that they've been playing with the Harts for too damn long now....it was fun at first, but now it's just getting boring....all the crying, all the b!tching, all the "I got screwed" talk, it ends tonight.....and it ends with Big Sexy Jackknifing each and every Hart Member straight through the mat.....Hall and Waltman echo that.....saying that the Bad Guy has Intercontinental Gold, it's time for the big man and the kid to get some gold too.....that WWF Title will look pretty sweet around Big Sexy's waist.....and the Kid.....well, he's been European Champion before.....maybe it's time he took that title again......

......Scott Steiner is surprisingly quiet throughout, standing in the background flexing his muscles....but he certainly doesn't look like he cares one way or another about ANY of the Wolfpac picking up gold.....his only contribution to this whole promo?.....is to agree with Nash.....the next World Wrestling Federation Champion IS standing right here.....but it's gonna be Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner......

......The Hart Foundation are slightly more unified than their counterparts here.....oh, they're just as ready to put this whole feud behind them as the Wolfpac are....but the difference is, while THE Wolfpac seem unified in Kevin Nash's goal to once again become the WWF Champion, TEAM "Wolfpac" certainly are not....because Scott Steiner also has his eye on the prize.....the WHOLE Hart Foundation however says they are fully focused on Bret Hart becoming the World Wrestling Federation Champion for the fourth time......and tonight, that Canadian Unity is going to be more than enough to defeat this Divided States of America team....

Rating: A*

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Survivor Series Match

So here we are.....(hopefully) at the culmination of a feud that began way back in March of 1996, when Kevin Nash and Scott Hall cost Bret "The Hitman" Hart the WWF Championship at Wrestlemania XII.....almost 20 months have past since then, but the bad blood is no less heated now than it was then.....

.....in that time, the Wolfpac have cost Bret Hart the WWF Championship (along with costing him a number of Championship opportunities), cost Owen Hart his opportunity at becoming the WWF Champion, beat down Chris Jericho following HIS unsuccessful attempt to become the WWF Champion....taken part in the Screwjob finish to the match that prevented the Harts from challenging "The KLiQ" for gold at last years Survivor Series, and most recently, taken the Intercontinental Championship from Owen Hart.......

.....that's not to say that the Harts haven't had their success.....they.....uhm......well Bret once....erm......Owen was victorious when......ahem.......oh wait, Bret and Owen defeated Scott Hall and Sean Waltman to win the WWF Tag Team Titles for a little bit......so yeah.....to say that Hall, Nash and Waltman have gotten the better of this feud to date would be an understatement......

......all of that means that the Canadians are certainly looking to put the final nail in the Wolfpac/Hart War.....although from the way this match started out, it didn't look as though they were going to get it, as Hall (on Steiner) Nash (Bret) Waltman (Jericho) and Steiner (with Test) go on an absolute tear, sending all four Hart Foundation members scattering to the outside.....

.....the Hart's do manage to get back into the fray, and they do the smart thing in isolating the smallest member of Team Wolfpac, and when Test almost takes his head clean off his shoulders with a Running Big Boot, it's Sean Waltman that tastes the first taste of defeat here tonight.......

Eliminated: Sean Waltman

......with the 6'6" Test still standing in the ring, all 6'10" of Kevin Nash steps over the top rope, looking to avenge Waltman's elimination, and Test doesn't back down an inch as these two big men come face to face....they have a brief fist fight that culminates in Nash delivering a Big Boot of his own to The Hart's Bodyguard.....Nash grabs Test by his blonde hair and looks to set him into position for the Jackknife, but Chris Jericho puts a stop to that with a Chop Block to the back of Nash's knee.....

.......Jericho takes advantage of the fact that Nash has been chopped down to size to show Big Sexy exactly what the Ayatollah of Rock'n'Rolla is all about....and he looks right at home beating up on the former World Wrestling Federation Champion.....he can't quite put him away however, and (despite Scott Steiner reaching his outstretched hand out) Nash makes the tag to the Bad Guy.....

......Hall hits the ring, and the former two time Light Heavyweight Champion battles it out with the five time Intercontinental Champion.....an Intercontinental Championship that must look pretty tempting to Chris Jericho.....much as he did against Nash, Jericho more than holds his own, before Hall catches a Crossbody attempt (tossing Jericho halfway across the ring with a Fallaway Slam) and Jericho tags out to Owen.....

.....Scott Hall and Owen Hart had a fantastic match for the Intercontinental Title not so long ago, a match that obviously Scott Hall got the better of......could Owen Hart eliminate Scott Hall here to avenge that loss?.....not yet it would seem.....because (again, despite Scott Stainers outstretched hand) Hall drops Owen with that ChokeSlam/Rock Bottom hybrid, before tagging out to the Big Man......and as Owen gets back to his feet, he's met by the near seven foot Kevin Nash......who drives him down hard with the Jackknife Powerbomb to even up the teams.....

Eliminated: Owen Hart

.......Test steps back over the rope to go eye to eye with Nash one more time, and after almost getting Powerbombed the last time, it's Test that gets the advantage of this one, driving Nash all the way back into the corner before giving Big Sexy a taste of his own medicine as he jams his own big foot into the throats of Nash, choking the Leader of the 'Pac.....

.....Test tags out to The Hitman, who does what he does best, he chops the Giant down to size, before working over the knee on the mat....he drags Nash over to his corner, tagging in Jericho, who looks to be going for that Lionsault, but Nash gets both knees up, and that puts an end to that particular offence.....Nash tags out to Hall (despite an obviously frustrated Scott Steiner being arguably closer) and again, the Intercontinental Champion comes to blows with Chris Jericho.....

.....Hall and Nash continue to tag in and out (seemingly "forgetting" that Scott Steiner is also on their team) as they look to get rid of the Harts....Nash comes a hairs width away from pinning Bret before Test breaks up the pinfall, but ultimately it's Test himself that feels Big Sexy's wrath, as he sidesteps a Big Boot attempt....kicks Test in the gut.....and drives him into the mat with a Jackknife Powerbomb......

Eliminated: Test

......that leaves Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and (an extremely fresh) Scott Steiner against Bret Hart and Chris Jericho.....not great odds for the Hart Foundation, but for all Bret's whining as of late, and despite Chris Jericho often hiding behind Test, both of these men are exceptional wrestlers, and while these Philadelphia fans might not like them, there is no arguing the fact that they can beat any given man on any given day.....and on this given day, that given man was Scott Hall.....as Chris Jericho slid out of a Razor's Edge attempt (landing behind the Bad Guy) before rolling the man up hooking the biggest handful of tight known to man, and picking up the one, two, three.....against the WWF Intercontinental Champion.......

Eliminated: Scott Hall

......that evens up the sides.....and you've got to assume that elimination by Chris Jericho would give him a future shot at Intercontinental Championship.....although since this is supposed to be the culmination of the Hart/Wolfpac feud then maybe not.....

.....Nash steps back over the top rope (much to Scott Steiner annoyance) and Jericho looks to add a former Heavyweight Champions scalp to his elimination collection, and even at this late stage of the match, Chris Jericho's speed is his greatest weapon here, and he really does run rings around Big Sexy, bobbing and weaving, hitting and moving, even giving a little Mohamed Ali shuffle at one point.....then Kevin Nash punches him square in the jaw, and Chris Jericho ain't bobbing or weaving....or moving anymore......

.....he picks the former Light Heavyweight Champion up, and drives him into the mat with a Jackknife for the one, the two, and the three.....before wearily locking eyes with the only man left, Bret Hart......

Eliminated: Chris Jericho

.....Scott Steiner is still pacing the apron looking to get into this match.....but Nash and Hart have some history to work through....and while the Wolfpac/Hart Foundation feud may have started back at Wrestlemania XII, the seeds for this war may well have been planted before even that.....two years ago, at this very event.....where Bret "The Hitman" Hart put an end to the year long reign of the then WWF Champion, Diesel.....

......Hart and Nash come together in the middle of the ring, and they begin trading blows right there in the centre.....both of these men have made their Championship aspirations crystal clear, and while the next number one contender will be crowned in our final Survivor Series match later this evening, a win here would certainly put one of these men's name next on the list.....Nash is obviously the stronger of the two, and gets the advantage when it comes to out and out brawling, but Bret Hart has been fighting bigger and stronger men his whole career, and he knows that if he can chop the big man down to size, he can grind out a technical victory.....

......Nash whips Hart hard into the corner, advancing on the "Canadian Hero".....Bret drops down to the mat however and quickly rolls out of the ring, reaching back under the bottom rope to yank the near seven footer off his feet, dragging him backwards to Crotch him in the ringpost.....before bouncing the side of his knee off that unforgiving steel....

.....if Kevin Nash does have a weak spot (an Achilles Heel if you will) then there is no doubt that it is those knees....Bret knows this....and Bret capitalises on this, systematically going to work on the long limbs of Big Sexy.....he kicks, stomps, stretches and wrenches on that leg, until finally he picks those big tree trunks up, wraps them into position, turns Nash over.....and locks in the Sharpshooter......

......being near seven feet tall however means that Kevin Nash can damn near reach those ropes from anywhere on the mat, and even though the Hitman has the hold locked on tight, Big Sexy finally manages to reach one long arm out and finally break the hold......

.....Bret releases the Sharpshooter before the official reaches the end of the mandatory five count, and in one last ditch effort (after receiving a whip into the turnbuckles of his own) Nash gets one big boot up as the Hitman charges in, and Bret Hart goes down, as Kevin Nash claws his way over to his corner, where a fresh as a daisy Scott Steiner is waiting.....

.....Nash makes it to within an arms length of Big a Poppa Pump, and reaches his hand out to make the tag to his partner......




....just as Scott Steiner hops down off the ring apron....

....Nash drags himself back to his feet, screaming at Scotty as he demands to know what Steiner is doing.....and Steiner tells him.....raising his right fist and slamming his left arm across it in an 'up yours' gesture, screaming right back at Nash to let him know that he hasn't tagged him in all match, so why should Steiner come running to the rescue now?......

....he tells Big Sexy that if he wants to win this match all by himself, then go right ahead and try....because Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner, is out of here.......

Eliminated: Scott Steiner (?) (Steiner walked out of the match)

....Nash watches Scott leave.....and he doesn't look happy about it.....but then maybe if the Wolfpac had tagged the Genetic Freak into the match to begin with, we might not have this situation that we have now.....

....Scotty parts the curtains and disappears to the back, as Nash slams his own hand on the top of the ringpost in frustration, before turning back to focus on "The Hitman".....

....who's waiting with a quick small package.....

....and two years after their Survivor Series 95 classic, Bret Hart gets the one, the two.....and the three.....with much the same hold that he won that match with way back then.....

Eliminated: Kevin Nash

.....to win this match.....and finally put this feud to bed.....moving one step closer to a shot at the World Wrestling Federation Championship in the process.

Survivor(s): Bret Hart
Rating: B

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As we leave a p!ssed off Kevin Nash watching Bret Hart walk to the back victorious, we head backstage, where Dok Hendrix is STILL trying to get an answer on who exactly is going to be the fourth team in the upcoming Championship match.....

.....I don't think Vince really has the Tag title match on his mind though to be fair....in fact, at the moment he's sparring with a cackling Corporate Cannon, throwing jabs at the open palms of Pillman as Ric Flair shouts on encouragement, telling the boss that "you got this champ.....Steve Austin isn't going to know what's hit him"......

.....Hendrix finally manages to get the chairman's attention, telling him that we are moments away from the Fatal Four Way that is currently only a Fatal Three Way.....they need a decision on the fourth team.....again however (for the third time this evening) McMahon tells Dok that he really doesn't care who the other team is, before going back to his jabs (and even throwing in an uppercut or two)......

.....Dok looks slightly frustrated, telling Vince McMahon that with all due respect, he clearly DOES care who the fourth team is, having already rejected the teams of both Al Snow and Chris Candido, and Goldust and Marcus.....he DOES care...."so just pick a team already"....

.....Vince stops the punching there to look at Dok, asking him just who in the hell he thinks he's talking to.....

"....maybe you should remember just who writes the checks around here "Dok Hendrix"......I didn't want Al Snow, Chris Candido, Goldust or Marcus because frankly I don't want any freaks holding MY championships.....the New Age Outlaws embody everything that the World Wrestling Federation is all about.....they're loud....brash....confident....and they don't give a damn what you think about them.....and more importantly....they're WINNERS....they don't need to be sullying their hands with freaks and oddballs....now with that being said, why would I want EITHER of those two teams representing the face of the WWF's Tag Team division?....."

.....Vince says that Dok Hendrix is right.....he DOES care....he cares that it's not Snow or Candido, Goldust or Marcus......but since it won't be EITHER of those teams, how about this....how about DOK chooses the team.....since he is so concerned, and since he keeps coming in here interrupting the boss's preparation, HE can choose.....

".....and let me say this one more time for posterity.....so long as it's neither of those two Freakshow teams, I DON'T CARE.....High Voltage, The Headbangers, The Harris Boys....the Bushwhackers.......hell, for all I care you can pull two of these Philadelphia morons off the street and put them in the match........now GET....Out!....."

......Vince goes back to his sparring as Dok stares at him for a moment, before the clearly frustrated interviewer mutters a "fine" under his breath and walks off......I guess Dok Hendrix has a decision to make.....

Rating: B+

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....and not much time to make it....because that match is up next.....fortunately, Michael Cole's next guess can talk, and he has something to address ahead of out Tag Title match.....

.....Cole welcomes Jake "The Snake" Roberts to the interview set, before saying that so far, Jake has walked though Limbo, Lust, and Gluttony.....and Cole has it on good authority that the next circle of hell for Jake, is Greed......does Jake have any idea of who his opponent could be....by playing this game by Raven's Rules, is he playing directly into the hands of the Deity of the Damned?.....and most importantly, what happens if by winning this "game", Jake ultimately ends up losing himself?....

".....losing myself?....that's an interesting question Michael Cole....because I spent so long "lost" that I didn't think I would ever be able to find my way back to the light.....but the lord always finds a way....the lord always points you to your destination, you just have to find your way there......you just need a guide.....and I found my guide....I found my beacon....I found my way....I found my guiding light....and you Raven, you extinguished that light without so much of a second thought.....

....it truly is a conundrum Raven, because truthfully I SHOULD be proud....I should be proud because I made you the man that you are....I was your beacon....I was your guide....but I wasn't leading you into the light, only deeper into the darkness of misery and despair......

....Raven, you think yourself some Deity, but in reality you are nothing more than the sum of my broken parts....the bastard offspring born between my narcissism and twisted sense of self importance....how can YOU break me, when it was I that made you?....."


....Jake says that as far as his next opponent goes in this Divine Comedy of Raven's, it could be anyone.....Greed and Professional Wrestling go hand in hand.....from the promotors, to the champions, to the hungry up and comers....there is not one person, not one successful person anyway, that made it in this sport without being a little greedy.....

".....a greed for the materialistic....a greed to be desired....a greed for wealth....a greed for power....a greed for the hedonistic existence that a life in the spotlight can provide....from top to bottom and everywhere in between the professional wrestling business is drowning in a sea of avarice....who will my opponent be? I simply don't care.....Raven, this may be little more than a game to you....an exercise in your own amusement....but for me, this is deadly serious....you took my beliefs and made a mockery of them....you took my desire to be a better man, and you belittled it.....you took a man of god, and defiled him.....you might think this is all a game, but I promise you that when all is said and done, it's a game that you will not win.....

....you can run, you can hide, you can throw obstacle after obstacle in my way....I will overcome....I will overcome and I WILL come....I'm coming for YOU....and you won't like what happens when I get there........Trust Me....."


Rating: A*

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We go back down to ringside now, where our Fatal Four Way Elimination Match for the WWF Tag Team Titles is about to take place.....we know three of the teams....and they all make their way out ready to fight......what we don't know, is who the fourth team is going to be.....but we are about to find out, because Dok Hendrix makes his way out onto the ramp.....

....Dok says that he's spent most of this evening trying to find out straight from the horses mouth (Vince McMahon) exactly who the fourth team here would be.....and he got treated like a horses ass all the way.....

....he says that Mr. McMahon apparently doesn't care WHO the final team is, and he tasked Dok with choosing the competitors....well, since Vince doesn't care who goes in the match.....and since we are here in Philadelphia....Dok thought he would think outside the box a little bit, and he made a phone call to a guy he knows.....a guy that owns a little wrestling company by the name of Extreme Championship Wrestling......

".....and he said that if it was a tag team that I needed, then he had just the guys......Ladies and Gentlemen, the fourth members of this ELIMINATION match......Perry Saturn.....John Kronus......the ECW Tag Team Champions......The Eliminators......"













Rating: B-

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WWF Tag Team Championship: Fatal Four Way Elimination Match

When Vince McMahon said that he didn't care who was the fourth team in this match so long as it wasn't Al Snow and Chris Candido or Goldust and Marcus, I don't think he was expecting Dok Hendrix to go out and bring in the Tag champions of another company.....because make no mistake, the Eliminators are NOT employed by the World Wrestling Federation in any way, shape or form.....what they are, are a byproduct of the current working relationship between ECW and the WWF.....we scratched their back by sending a few recognisable guys down to the Land of Extreme, and they scratched our.......actually, WE scratched their back again, by putting two of their guys on worldwide pay per view, giving them the kind of exposure that Paul E. Dangerously could only dream of right now......

.....truth be told, had this show been anywhere else in the country the Harris Boys would have probably got a better reaction, but this is Philly baby, and (a good portion of) this crowd certainly know who the Eliminators are judging by the smattering of ECW chants.....

.....fatal four rules are in effect here....and so are tag rules, which means only two men can be legal at any given time....and as the match gets underway it looks as though the Champions are going to take full advantage of that by staying as far away from the action as possible, out and out refusing to tag into the match......






















.....at least until Chris Candido and Al Snow make their way out....and after Candido remarked that he knows more than one way to rustle an Outlaw's feathers, I guess it's time to find out what he means.....

.....the duo make their way down to ringside as the Perry Saturn is battling it out with Crush, causing enough of a distraction to the Outlaws that both Gunn and James turn their backs on the action inside the ring......Crush decides that he has had enough of getting kicked in the face by Saturn, and slaps the Road Dogg in the back (legally tagging him into the match) just as Saturn nails Gunn in the back of the head with a dropkick that sends him sailing to the floor.....

.....Saturn drags James over the top rope and into the ring (practically by the ears) and sets him up in the middle of the ring as Kronus joins his partner for the......Total Elimination!......

.....and three seconds later, the WWF Tag Team Champions are the first team eliminated.....by the ECW Tag Team Champions......and we are GUARANTEED new Champions here this evening......

Eliminated: The New Age Outlaws

......Billy Gunn looks shocked on the outside.....Sunny looks P!SSED.....and Snow and Candido look delighted as they laugh all the way to the back.....

.....Sunny realises that her men just lost the titles, but she's not giving them up without a fight, running over to the timekeepers table and snatching up the belts.....

.....fortunately the official sees this and dives to the outside, snatching the gold away from Sunny and placing them on the apron behind him for safe keeping as he attempts to eject the furious blonde from ringside.....

.....Billy Gunn never misses an opportunity to be an ass.....and as the official deals with Sunny, he grabs hold of the gold....slides into the ring....and nails Saturn in the back of the head with the belt......Kronus runs to the defence of his partner but Gunn meets him with a kick to the balls that doubles him over....tosses the tag title to the mat.....and drives Kronus' skull into the gold with a Famouser, before dragging his partner to the outside and heading to the back with Sunny.....

.....Crush rushes into the ring....covers the unconscious Kronus....and just like that this Fatal Four Way turns into a Terminal Two Way......because the Eliminators are just that.....Eliminated.....

Eliminated: The Eliminators

.....what?.....you didn't think we were going to put the ECW guys over ALL of our teams did you?.....of course not......and we're down to a traditional two on two contest as Harlem Heat and The Dogs of War rekindle a feud that has only just concluded.....

.....obviously this wasn't as chaotic as the last encounter between this pair of teams, a falls count anywhere street fight, which quite literally finished in the street when the Harlem Heat were victorious......

.....since then, Booker T and Stevie Ray have turned their attention to these Tag Team titles, wanting to show the WWF audience exactly why they were such a big deal in the WCW tag team division.....the Dogs of War are certainly no pushovers, but the Harlem Heat have a point to prove.....and they do just that, finally putting away Wrath with the Heat-Seeker for the one, two, three.....and the WWF Tag Team Titles.....

Eliminated: The Dogs of War

Winner(s): ....and New WWF Tag Team Champions....Harlem Heat.
Rating: B

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Dok Hendrix has obviously had enough of the Corporate Cannon's dressing room tonight, because he's finally got a proper assignment....interviewing the team of Stone Cold Steve Austin, Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bob Holly, and Bart Gunn.....

....Dok says that we are just minutes away from deciding the next number one contender to the WWF Championship, when team captain Brian Pillman leads his Corporate Cannons out to face team captain Stone Cold Steve Austin and his Rattlesn....

".....Dok Hendrix, you can shut your little mouth right there, before I smack that stupid little moustache right off your face....first of all, ain't no Steve Austin and his Rattlesnakes....there's only one Rattlesnake in the World Wrestling Federation, and you're looking at him.....what you have here, is Steve Austin and his four jackasses, and what you're about to see, is Stone Cold Steve Austin whipping some Corporate ass....."

....Austin turns and points to each "team mate" in turn, telling them that if they get in the way of him smacking Vince McMahon upside the head tonight, he'll knock their teeth down their throats himself......

".....because you can be damn sure that Steve Austin is going to survive tonight.....you can be damn sure that Steve Austin is going to be your next number one contender.....and you can sure as hell be damn sure that Steve Austin is going to become the World Wrestling Federation Champion.....and that's the bottom line.....because Stone Cold said so........come on jackasses......."

Rating: A

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Survivor Series Match: Winning Captain Becomes #1 Contender For WWF Title

The biggest shock in this match for most people, isn't the frankly shabby team that Steve Austin has been saddled with (after all, did you really expect Vince McMahon to give Austin a strong team?) or the fact that Stone Cold has continually threatened (and in Bob Holly's case, physically assaulted) his own team members.....no, the biggest surprise in this match, is that underneath those power suits, Vince McMahon is built like a brick sh!thouse....and doesn't Rick Rude let us know it, waxing lyrical about the chairman's physique.....

....Vince might be dressed to compete here, but he's also a very smart man.....he knows that Steve Austin is desperate to get his hands on him....he also knows that a frustrated Steve Austin is a Steve Austin that makes mistakes, so he keeps as far away from Stone Cold as humanly possible....and as Austin chases McMahon around the ring, Kane quickly clutches Bart Gunn by the throat, drives him into the mat with a Chokeslam....and eliminates him....

Eliminated: Bart Gunn

.....and as Marty Jannetty comes flying off the top rope with a crossbody (looking to take the monster by surprise) Kane catches him in mid air, spins him around.......and scrambles his brains with a Tombstone Piledriver, eliminating his second man in as many minutes......

Eliminated: Marty Jannetty

.....Savio Vega charges into the ring (as McMahon narrowly avoids Austin on the floor....rounding the corner of the ring quickly......and as Austin follows him, the Enforcer is there waiting with a Spinebuster right there on the outside) and Ric Flair is waiting on the inside, with a series of stinging knife edge chops that rock the Puerto Rican superstar......Flair backs Savio into the corner and his team mates hold Vega in position so that Flair can deliver a series of blows to his skull....

.....Vega fights out of the corner, and reverses a bodyslam attempt by landing behind the Nature Boy, grabbing him in a waist lock and running him into the ropes, before rolling backwards into a pinning combination.....unfortunately Arn Anderson got the blind tag as the Nature Boy hit the ropes, and he climbs into the ring, hooks onto Vega's exposed head....and drives him into the mat with the DDT.....he's gone too.....

Eliminated: Savio Vega

.....and while Bob Holly gives it a good try, after getting his ass handed to him by his own partner a few weeks back, I don't think his heart is really in it.....and he soon eats the Time Bomb neckbreaker by Pillman....

Eliminated: Bob Holly

.....and that just leaves one....Stone Cold Steve Austin.....and it really doesn't look good for the Texas Rattlesnake here.....

.....Austin rolls into the ring (still favouring his back from the Spinebuster on the floor) and gives a quick assessment of the situation....before flipping the bird to all five members of the opposing team and charging into their corner.....he nails Flair and Arn with a right hand each that knocks them to the apron, and as Pillman charges him from behind he sidesteps his former partner, who crashes straight into Vince McMahon, sending him flying to the floor.....only Kane is still standing (on the apron) and Austin reaches out, grabs the monsters head, and drops to the mat (using the top rope to perform almost a modified Stunner).....it might be five on one, but Steve Austin is more than holding his own here.....

.....Vince isn't happy about this, and he orders the team to strike as one, which is exactly what they do, as Pillman, Flair, Anderson and Kane all hit the ring at once....and while Austin has some initial success in this four against one assault, he's soon beaten down to the mat, and the Corporate Cannons take control of the match.....

.....seeing that they pretty much have this one wrapped up, McMahon decides to go back to his roots, joining Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler and Rick Rude on commentary ("what a manoeuvre") leaving his team to beat down the Rattlesnake.....

....he takes a hell of a beating too....his four opponents make quick tags in and out ensuring that each man stays fresh....Rude and McMahon love this, saying it's only a matter of time before they see the next elimination.....they were right too....except is wasn't Stone Cold eliminated, it was the Enforcer.....as Austin catches Anderson with a Stunner pretty much out of nowhere, for the one, two, three.....

Eliminated: Arn Anderson

.....that's one down....problem is, there's still four to go....and one of them isn't even on the apron, he's sat at the announce desk.....

.....the game plan doesn't change....Austin may have eliminated Arn, but he's still pretty beat up, and the three men remaining on the apron simply resume their plan of attack, quick tags in and out.....do the damage, take a breather, rinse, repeat.....it's the repeat part that's the problem though.....because after an extended period of getting his ass whipped, Austin repeats the Stunner out of nowhere, this time on Ric Flair......and the Nature Boy is done.....

Eliminated: Ric Flair

....two down....three to go....and while Rude and Vince remain confident of a Corporate Victory, Lawler and Ross' initial scepticism at Austin's chances of survival here diminishes with every elimination.....and when the Rattlesnake pokes a thumb into the eye of the Big Red Monster during a Chokeslam attempt, and follows that up with ANOTHER Stone Cold Stunner , they actually change their pick.....because McMahon's personal problem solver just got eliminated......

Eliminated: Kane

.....and that just leaves two.....

.....Austin may have his back to the wall here, but there's no mistaking that he's just taken out an Icon, a Legend, and a Monster all by himself......because in all honesty, his "partners" had very little impact in this match.....

....of course there is still the small matter of Brian Pillman....a Pop Culture Icon, Future Legend, and Monster in his own Mind....and he and Austin go wayyyyy back....and not just here in the WWF, because this rivalry has its roots planted all the way back to their WCW days....they've been friends.....(very successful friends with a Unified WCW/NWA Tag Team Championship reign and WWF Tag Team Championship reign between them).....and they've been enemies....and right now, they are certainly enemies......

.....Austin may have taken a beating here, but eliminating Anderson, Flair and Kane in quick succession has revitalised the Rattlesnake, and the prospect of finally getting his hands on an increasingly nervous Vince McMahon has him fighting for all that he has....

......the former Hollywood Blondes don't hold back as they tear into each other....if we were to discuss "franchise players" then arguably these would be the two top guys in the WWF....Austin has become the number one face in the company, while Pillman has slotted right into the hole that Shawn Michaels left (including pulling out those A rated matches against virtually anyone.....Marty Jannetty and Savio Vega included) it's a damn shame that their chemistry as opponents isn't great, but at this point I'm guessing that their improved popularity (from Wrestlemania XIII) may well mostly cancel that out.....Brian Pillman is a certified lunatic, and gives as good as he gets, but Steve Austin has his eyes on the boss, and after dropping Pillman with a Stunner, that's exactly who he goes for......

......Pillman is flat on his back and ripe for elimination, but Austin doesn't go for the cover....instead he locks eyes on Vince McMahon on commentary, and smiles a sick smile as he rolls under the bottom rope.....

.....McMahon backpeddles a bit here, telling Austin to not do anything hasty, but Stone Cold just flips him the bird....grabs him by the head....and drags him over the announce desk, where he hammers him with right hands, before whipping him into the guardrail, propping him up against the steel, and stomping a good old fashioned mudhole in him.....

.....McMahon scrambles away from the angry Rattlesnake, motioning furiously to the back as he does.....clearly Vince has a problem.....and as Kane comes marching back out from his prior elimination, it looks like Austin might have a problem too.....

.....the official tells McMahon that if Kane interferes in this match, then he will be forced to disqualify both Pillman and Vince......Vince quickly reminds him who the boss is though, telling him that if he still wants to be gainfully employed tomorrow, he won't be disqualifying anybody.....

.....looks like the warning worked too.....because as Austin rolls McMahon into the ring to continue stomping the hell out of him, Kane steps over the top rope and yanks the Rattlesnake off the boss, launching him into the corner.....

.....Kane advances on Austin and nails him with some throats thrusts, but Stone Cold is able to spin Kane around, reversing the position so that it's the Big Red Monster propped against the turnbuckles, where he proceeds to kick and stomp the problem solver.....Brian Pillman drags himself back to his feet and charges at Austin, but the Rattlesnake sidesteps that, and the Corporate Cannon collides with his own backup, before getting clotheslined over the top rope by Austin, who follows him out.....

.....Pillman receives the same treatment on the outside as McMahon did before him, and the official has obviously decided that if he can't disqualify Pillman or Vince for Kane's interference, then he's certainly not going to count Steve Austin out, because the Rattlesnake is definitely assaulting the Corporate Cannon on the outside for longer than ten seconds....unfortunately for Austin, despite already eliminating the Big Red Monster, Kane is still here, Kane is still a problem, and as he joins in the chaos on the outside, Kane is still a threat.....how much of a threat? A pretty damn big one......because while Austin successfully manages to fight both men off for a period, eventually the odds are too great, and Kane finally wraps his big hand around Stone Cold's throat, lifts him high up into the air........and Chokeslam's him right through the Spanish Announce Table......

.....Jim Ross is appalled at this, stating that Kane has already been eliminated and should not be a factor here....and while that's true, it doesn't stop him from tossing the battered Austin back into the ring, where Brian Pillman drags him to his feet and sends him crashing straight back down with the Time Bomb neckbreaker......he helps Vince McMahon back to a standing position......before draping the Chairman over the downed body of the Rattlesnake for the one, the two........and much to the displeasure of these Philadelphia fans.....the three.

Survivor(s): Brian Pillman & Vince McMahon
Rating: B+

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As McMahon celebrates pinning Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brian Pillman celebrates becoming the number one contender, and Kane celebrates......well....he he's not really the celebrating type, but I'm sure he enjoyed slamming Austin through that table.....we go to a highlight/recap package ahead of our main event, reminding us of of the events that bought us to our next match.......it's Ahmed Johnson vs. The Undertaker.....it's for the World Wrestling Federation Championship......and it's next.....

Rating: A

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.....so what are the events that bought us to tonight's match? They actually start around eight months ago....at Wrestlemania XIII to be precise....because that was the night that Ahmed Johnson turned his back on the WWF fans, but more importantly, that was the night that Ahmed Johnson joined forces with Jim Cornette, costing the Undertaker what was a pretty impressive Wrestlemania winning streak when he interfered in the Deadman's match with Kane....

......the Undertakers answer to that, was to come back one month later at In Your House, costing Johnson his chance at becoming the European Champion against the (then) title holder The British Bulldog....

......fast forward from there another month down the line, and the two men finally met inside the ring.....in Tag Team action.....when the Undertaker teamed with former foe Cactus Jack to face the awkward combination of Ahmed Johnson and Goldust.....it was Ahmed Johnson and the Bizarre One that came out victorious that night, but that didn't stop the Undertaker from brutally assaulting his nemesis after the match.....

.....that takes us to the King of the Ring....and finally these two men met in singles competition.....in the finals of the King of the Ring tournament no less......but there was more at stake than just the Crown that night, because the winner of the match would be headlining the Summerslam Pay Per View, Challenging for the WWF Title.....once again Ahmed Johnson came out victorious, but not without controversy, because Johnson used his managers ever present tennis racquet to crush the larynx of the Deadman, not only winning the match, but putting the seemingly unstoppable Undertaker on the shelf at the same time.....

.....we all know what happened from there.....Ahmed Johnson did indeed go on to Summerslam, where he defeated Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner, making history as he became the first African American WWF Champion in history, and he's been seemingly unstoppable ever since, with manager Jim Cornette christening him "The Walking Armageddon"......Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Kevin Nash....no one could take the title from around the waist of the big man, and just last month, Ahmed defied the odds to defeat both Hart and Nash in the same match, and that was after fighting to PUT Kevin Nash into the match....there aren't many wrestlers who would be actively lobbying for extra challengers.....of course, that victory bought something else.....it bought the Gong......because Ahmed Johnson barely had time to celebrate, before the Undertaker made his grand return after four months away......and here we are.....

.....ok, all caught up?....then let's get on with it shall we.....

.....honestly, I was really worried about this match main eventing here tonight, I mean, Ahmed Johnson has been in some great matches since he's held the World Title, but his last defence didn't go so well, granted he picked up an injury midway through the match, but that (ongoing) injury coupled with the fact that Ahmed isn't the best of workers at the best of times made me slightly nervous......turns out I shouldn't have worried, because this was easily the best match of the night, and quite honestly NEITHER man disappointed.....The Undertaker carried the workload don't get me wrong (with an A* performance) but considering the fact that he IS carrying an injury, Ahmed didn't do too shabby either (B+ performance from the champ)....

.....the two men clashed, in what the announcers played up as a "must win" match for the Undertaker (considering the fact that Ahmed has defeated him at every opportunity to date)...this was never going to be a mat based scientific scuffle now was it....what it was, was a knock down, drag out fight, with the two men trading blows from the onset....Taker gets the better of the initial brawl, but Ahmed catches a breather with a whip to the corner, followed almost immediately with a big clothesline.....Ahmed decides to repeat the sequence, sending his opponent across the ring to the opposite corner, but this time The Deadman gets his boot up on a charging Ahmed, then levels him with a clothesline of his own.....

.....the back and forth continues, with neither man really gaining the advantage, until Ahmed sends the Undertaker over the top rope with a clothesline.....Taker lands on his feet however before reaching under the bottom rope to take hold of Ahmed's ankles and yanking him out to the floor....The Deadman drives Johnson kidney first into the ring apron, then delivers a series of jabs to the ribs of the Champion....Ahmed fires back with blows of his own, but Taker finally blocks that and bounces Johnson's head off the ring steps, before rolling him back into the ring.....

.....back inside the ring and the Undertaker looks to finish this off as he goes for the tombstone, it's too early though, and Ahmed is able to wiggle out, landing on the mat behind the Deadman, before hitting a chop block to the back of the leg, knocking the Challenger down to one knee, then hitting a big boot to the back of the head.....

.....Ahmed takes the opportunity to pose for the crowd (who break out in a “rest in peace” chant) before sauntering around the ring, taunting the Undertaker to get back up to his feet....the Deadman does indeed drag himself back to a standing position, but that boot to the back of the head really rattled his brains, and a stiff right hand from Ahmed puts him straight back down again....

....Ahmed lands a number of stomps on his opponent before whipping him into the corner again and delivering a series of clubbing forearm blows, the final one of which the Undertaker blocks, before applying the arm wringer and heading up top for what today would be called "Old School".....this is 1997 though so let's just call it "Middle School" for now.....before he can leap off however, Ahmed just yanks his arm (don't ask me why more people didn't do this simple counter, because I don't know) and the Deadman crashes down to the mat once more.....

....Ahmed is really punishing the Deadman now, and Rick Rude proclaims that the Undertaker should have stopped back at the graveyard, because clearly he can't defeat Ahmed Johnson....never has, never will....Ross and Lawler aren't so sure however, proclaiming that the Undertaker has overcome every monster to step foot in the WWF, and he's not finished just yet.....

.....Taker begins to fight back, and the two men go back to trading blows, but the Deadman has received the majority of the punishment here tonight, and as the two run the ropes, Ahmed connects with a running axhandle shot right between the eyes that staggers the Deadman, and Ahmed capitalises (and catches a breather) by locking on a bearhug....

.....it takes a while, but the Undertaker finally breaks free, only for Ahmed to grab hold of a side headlock, which the Undertaker manages to reverse into a back suplex....remarkably the Deadman is up first.....he drops an elbow to keep the man down, then heads up to the top rope, and lets loose with an impressive looking flying clothesline......

.....Taker is slow to capitalise, finally going for the cover, but he only gets two.....the Deadman staggers back to his feet and runs a thumb across his throat....it's Tombstone time.....

......the Deadman drags the WWF Champion to his feet, and lifts him up, positioning him for the finishing blow.....he's taken a hell of a beating though, and because of this Ahmed once again manages to wriggle free, landing on his feet behind the Deadman, before spinning the Undertaker around, kicking him in the gut, before driving him into the mat with the Pearl River Plunge......Ahmed is too spent to make the cover though, and instead of going for the pin he lays back, spent on the mat.....

.....finally the Champion pulls himself backwards and gets to his feet with the use of the ropes....he looks down at the challenger and smiles, because the Undertaker is done.....

.....and that's when the Deadman sits up.....

.....Ahmed looks on in shock as the Undertaker gets back to a seated position, and he advances on the challenger, swinging right hands.....Taker finally blacks the blows and wraps his hand around the throats of Johnson.....Ahmed swings wildly and finally pummels his way free......until the Deadman locks his hand back around the Champions throat.....again Ahmed fires right hands, and again it’s broken......Undertaker goes for it again, determined to hit with this Chokeslam, but Ahmed swipes the arm away and hits a back suplex out of nowhere.....unfortunately for him, Taker sits straight up, barely phased....

.....Ahmed looks completely shocked, but it doesn't stop him from charging in with a couple shots......Taker fires right back, and the two men go toe to toe with a series of punches......the Deadman goes for an Irish Whip, which Ahmed reverses.....Taker ducks a clothesline on the return, runs the ropes again and hits the high jumping clothesline......

.....once more the Deadman wraps his hand around the throat of Ahmed....and this time he DOES connect with the Chokeslam.....that just leaves one more thing for him to do.....he drags Ahmed back to his feet......



.....TOMBSTONE.....



.....The Deadman crosses the arms as the official drops down to count the cover......



.....One....Two...







.....Three....



Winner: ...and New WWF Champion.....The Undertaker
Rating: A

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.....the lights dim as the new WWF Champion is handed his title belt....and as Ahmed Johnson rolls from the ring and disappears to the back, the Undertaker drops down to one knee to salute this Philadelphia crowd.....

.....Jim Ross says that revenge was a dish best served cold, and tonight, the Undertaker finally settled a score with the man who put him on the injured list for four months.....he says that the age of the Walking Armageddon has come to a screeching halt.....and the age of the Deadman is just beginning.....see you tomorrow night folks.....

Rating: A

Final Rating: B (Meh)

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