World Championship Wrestling
Stageman Coliseum, Athens, Georgia
October 03, 2001
Ladies and gentleman, hello, and welcome to Wednesday Nitro! I am Tony Schiavone, and alongside me is ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay!
Thank you Tony Schiavone, and you and I both know, tonight is going to be a great edition of WCW Wednesday Nitro! We are hot off the heels of Fall Brawl, where a new WCW World Heavyweight Champion was crowned!
And it was absolutely disgusting, Professor! Hulk Hogan, we thought he was taken out by the nWo earlier in the evening, but it was nothing but a set-up! Hogan was with the nWo the whole time, and he turned on WCW! And because of that, Jeff Jarrett was able to slap on the Figure Four on Ric Flair, and just like that, Jeff Jarrett is the new Champion! It’s disgusting!
And because of injuries sustained in the War Games, ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair will not be in the building tonight, and neither will the former Champion, Booker T! But, we will still have a great night of wrestling action as the new WCW Tag Team Champions, ‘The Young Lions’ Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire, will defend their Tag Titles against The Mamalukes, Big Vito and Johnny ‘The Bull’ Stamboli! Plus, Lance Storm will defend the North American Championship against Mexico’s own, Konnan!
N-N-New World Order!
‘New World Order’ hits the sound system here at the University of Georgia, bringing out the entire New World Order crew (sans Hogan), now consisting of Eric Bischoff, Jeff Jarrett, , Scott Steiner, Mike Awesome, Curt Hennig, and Midajah. The heel stable of course is booed, but they just strut down the entrance ramp and into the ring. Bischoff gets a mic from a stagehand, and stands in the middle of the ring, the rest of his cronies around him.
Ladies and gentleman, welcome, to nWo Wednesday Nitro, with your host, me! Eric Bischoff!
Bring on the boos!
The New World Order is the most lethal group to ever exist in wrestling, people! The sooner that gets through your thick heads, the easier it will be for you when we run WCW to the ground!
The destruction has already begun, too! Because at Fall Brawl, the New World Order brought home some gold! In the War Games, Jeff Jarrett made the biggest piece of crap to ever walk the face of the earth, Ric Flair, ‘submit’ to the Figure Four Leg Lock, and become the new WCW World Heavyweight Champion! How did that feel Ric? How did it feel to get beat by your own submission move you slimy son of a bitch!? Did you get hurt at all in the War Games!? Did you bleed your own blood at the hands of the New World Order!? Heh… did you get punched in the face at all at Fall Brawl!?
Bischoff cracks a smirk, knowing that this isn’t scripted; he wants to shoot on Flair still. Some of the fans boo Bischoff, while others cheer, knowing this is real. However, Easy E needs to get back on target now.
But you know, Ric, and everyone else, the destruction of WCW has really kicked into gear because of one man. The man who is without a doubt, the greatest professional wrestler in the history of this business. The one man, who fooled Ric Flair and WCW! The one and only… ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan!
The crowd erupts into boos as ‘Voodoo Child’ hits the sound system, bringing out Hulk Hogan! Hogan is dressed in his old black and white attire; an nWo tank top, his retro black and white trunks, a black and white weight belt, a black and white bandana, black shades, and his black and white feather boas. Hogan struts down the entrance ramp, a sly smirk on his face. The Hulkster gets into the ring, poses a bit, and then gets a mic from a stagehand.
Eric, man, it feels great to be back in the New World Order officially, brother! I fooled ‘em all! All of you weak-minded dude’s never saw it coming! All you Hulkamaniacs thought that the red and yellow was here to stay, but let me tell ya’ somethin’, brother, the red and yellow, the prayers, the milk, the vitamins, pride, honor, respect, tradition, all of it and each and every one of you… can stick it brother!
Boos from the crowd… who would have thought!?
The New World Order is taking over, brother, and pretty soon, we’ll be the only thing standin’! The boys up north fear us, and WCW… they don’t stand a chance, jack! So watcha gonna do, WCW!? Watcha gonna do when the New World Order runs wild on you!?
The crowd continues to boo Hogan loudly, as he breaks out some poses. He then tosses his mic over to Jeff Jarrett, who waits for Hogan to finish posing. After he does, Jarrett pushes his sunglasses up the bridge of his nose, and adjusts the WCW World Heavyweight Championship belt on his right shoulder.
Well slap nuts, look whose standing on top of the mountain… ‘The Chosen One’ Jeff Jarrett and the New World Order!
Smell the boos!
I told you all it was only a matter of time until Jeff Jarrett finally took the World Heavyweight Title away from the ‘sucka’, Booker T, who isn’t even man enough to show up tonight after the nWo kicked his ass all over Atlanta!
The crowd continues to boo, as Jarrett snickers.
The fact is, slap nuts, that The Chosen One is the new World Heavyweight Champion, and no one, and I mean no one, is going to be able to take this Title away from me! I don’t care who has a crack at the Title, they won’t be able to beat Jeff Jarrett! Whether it’s at Halloween Havoc this coming month, three months down the line at Starrcade, or even on Nitro tonight, The Chosen One and the New World Order will kick your ass! And that… is a promise!
The crowd starts to boo Jarrett, as a voice rings throughout the coliseum.
Speaking of promises, Jeff, how about you repay mine!
Jeff looks confused for a moment, and turns around to see Scott Steiner holding a microphone! What is Steiner talking about!?
Yeah, that’s right Jeff, it’s time for you to follow up on a promise you made to the Big Bad Booty Daddy!
What in the hell are you talking about slappy!?
Alright, Jeff, I got two things to say to that. A, if you ever call me ‘slappy’ or ‘slap nut’ again, I’ll break you freakin’ neck! And B, you promised me that I’d be the first one to get a Title shot against you. You’re the Champ, so give me my title shot!
Steiner steps right into the face of Jeff Jarrett, and the crowd starts to cheer at a potential confrontation between the two. Jarrett however, takes two steps backwards, avoiding a fight.
And just when did I promise you this, huh?
July 11. Wednesday Nitro.
I have no idea what you’re talking about, Steiner!
Well me and all of my freaks do! And since you seem to forget, how about Big Poppa Pump plays you the damn footage!
Hey, let’s look at the Nitro Tron! There’s footage from the July 11, 2001, edition of Wednesday Nitro!
Cut back to the ring, where Steiner is looking straight at Jarrett, who can’t believe Steiner remember something from that far back. I mean honestly, that was almost three months ago! These WCW bookers must be really great bookers, eh? Eh? Ok, I’ll stop now.
Originally Posted by July 11, 2001
Jarrett: Well you see, when I beat Booker T tonight and win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, I’m the new champion. And I promise you Scott that as the new champion, I will give you the first title shot against me.
Steiner: So if you win tonight, I get to face you for the title?
Jarrett: That’s right, Scott.
So Jeff… when do I get my Title match?
I… uh, I uh… look! We’re on the same team, why do we need to be fighting!?
nWo or not, Jarrett, you’re wearing what the Genetic Freak wants more than anything else, the World Heavyweight Title! And you made me a promise, so unless you want a serious ass kicking, you’ll give me my match!
The crowd starts to cheer for Scott Steiner, as Big Poppa Pump steps right into Jarrett’s face again. The two stare each other down, and before anything can happen, Hulk Hogan steps in between the two.
Alright dude’s, lets all calm down! Scotty Steiner, you’re one bad brother, but we’re all a team, jack! I don’t care how badly you want the Title, we’re nWo For Life… so don’t forget it!
Steiner glares at Hogan, and steps right up to him!
Now let me tell you somethin’ baldy, if you were the one owed a Title shot, I know you’re old wrinkly ass would be demanding it too! We all may be nWo, but you and I both know we’re still greedy son’s a bitches, and we want the power. We want the glory. We want the fame. I know all about team work. I’m a 16-time Tag Team Champion! So before you start lecturing me about team work, old man, ask yourself how long you’ve been part of a team. And ask yourself, if you had the chance at the World Title, would you take it, or be a pussy and sit down when you should take a stand!?
Hogan looks at Steiner, slightly shocked. He backs away, going in a circle, shaking his finger wildly. Uh oh, Steiner, you may have just awoken the dreaded Hogan finger… of doom!!!
You got some ego, jack! You want to stand there and bad mouth me!? Let me tell you somethin’, brother, I’m Hulk Hogan! Who are you!?
You wanna know who I am!? I’m the biggest, baddest, son of a bitch in this ring! I’m ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner, and I could freakin’ choke your ass out if I wanted! Hogan, this ain’t about me and you! I want Jarrett! I want the man with the gold, not with arthritis, okay chump!? Jarrett, I want my damn Title shot!
The crowd continues to cheer Steiner, and Jarrett just looks at Steiner, worries, shaking his head and repeatedly saying ‘No’. Eric Bischoff simply stands there, rubbing his hand over his chin.
Bischoff, talk some sense into Scotty! Tell him no match!
Bischoff continues to stand there, thinking it over, before coming to a decision. He smirks, and then answers.
Hey Jeff, a promise is a promise. Tonight, you’re going to defend the World Heavyweight Title against Scott Steiner!
The crowd erupts into cheers at the huge Title match, and Jarrett, as well as the rest of the nWo can’t believe it. Steiner turns his back on Jarrett and flexes his muscles to the crowd. While his back is turned, Bischoff mouths to everyone else ‘I have a plan’, and they all smirk. The nWo theme hits, and the crew walk to the back, Jarrett leading the way. Steiner brings up the rear, Midajah on his arm, happy about his match for tonight.
Oh my goodness, Tenay! Jeff Jarrett versus Scott Steiner tonight for the WCW World Heavyweight Title! This could be one of the most memorable nights ever in the history of WCW!!!
Shill, Tony, Shill!
I don’t know what is up with the nWo, but there is definitely some dysfunctional activity tonight! However, we need to take a commercial break, so don’t go away!
When Nitro returns, The Mamalukes are already in the ring, and the old Natural Born Thrillers entrance hits, bringing out the new WCW Tag Team Champions Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire to a chorus of cheers! The two hit their forearms off of each other’s forearms, kind of like a high five, but with their forearm’s, before marching down the ramp and into the ring to start the match.
Young Lions © vs. Mamalukes
WCW Tag Team Championship
Pretty standard tag team match here, going six minutes in length. The Young Lions dominated almost the entire match, sans a minute or two in the middle when O’Haire was isolated by Stamboli. However, the faces overcame the isolation after time, and after a hot tag was made to Palumbo, and a tag to Vito, everything went downhill for the challengers. Palumbo went on a reign of offense, and O’Haire came in to help as well. Stamboli was soon put away by an O’Haire death valley driver, and Vito was pinned by Palumbo after a Jungle Kick. After the match, the Young Lions celebrated, while Stamboli and Vito argued in the ring about losing the match. Tension!
The Young Lions def. The Mamalukes at 6:17 to retain
The Young Lions are on a roll, Professor! After winning the Tag Titles three nights ago at Fall Brawl, they’ve already had a successful Title defense!
They’ve certainly started to find their niche in WCW once again, Tony, but now, they just need to carve in it even more, and stay WCW Tag Team Champions!
And in order to do that, they just need to keep winning! But now, we’re going to send you backstage where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with the Filthy Animals, Billy Kidman and Konnan!
Who don’t forget, ladies and gentleman, will face Lance Storm for the North American Title later on in the broadcast!
Match Hype… Another Challenge
Here we are backstage, and there’s good ole Mean Gene with Billy Kidman, Konnan, and Tygress. None of the Animals look happy…
Hello everybody at home, I’m ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund, and beside me is one of the great wrestling factions in the world today, the Filthy Animals! Konnan, tonight you have a chance to bring home some gold as you take on Lance Storm for the WCW North American Title! Your thoughts on this big match, K-Dawg?
Yo, yo, yo, Mean Gene, lemme speak on this! ORELAY! Arrriba La Razzza! Ta’night, holmes, K-Dawg is gonna beat Lance Storm’s Canadian ass into tha’ ground and win muh self da’ Dubya See Dubya North American Title!
Kidman gives K-Dawg an encouraging slap to the chest, and Konnan starts to shadow box a bit. Okerlund then turns his attention to Kidman.
Well best of luck to you tonight, K-Dawg, but now, we turn our focus to you, Billy Kidman. This past Sunday at Fall Brawl, you finally got your chance to meet Rey Misterio Jr. one-on-one in a wrestling ring. You came out the victor in your match, but just not the way you wanted it to be.
That’s exactly right, Gene. Rey, you talked a big game about how you wanted to destroy me, and yeah, we tore down the house at Fall Brawl, and I was the better man on Sunday. You and I both know it, but you couldn’t let that be made official. You ran away Rey, you ran away like a coward! So still, there is no true better man, and that angers me to no end, Rey! Rey-Rey, I want another match with you, at Halloween Havoc! At Fall Brawl, you ran away, so this time, I want no-count outs! You and me, one-on-one, but no count-outs! We can fight all around the building if you want, but at the end of it, I’m going pin your shoulders to the mat for victory!
Well that will wrap us this interview, but Konnan, best of luck in your match tonight, against Lance Storm!
The Filthy Animals walk off as the show cuts to a…
When Nitro returns, a video plays.
The Return of… The Hart Foundation!
The scene is in the dark, murky, room known as the famous Hart Dungeon. In the Dungeon, two young wrestlers are training. The men doing the training are Bruce Hart, as well as Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart. The two students flip forwards and backwards, as well apply submission maneuvers to each other, and also be stretched out by Hart and Neidhart. After almost two minutes of this, the two young students are standing side-by-side, facing Neidhart and Hart. The two students are Teddy Hart and Jack Evans.
Boys, the new era of professional wrestling has begun, and it is now time for the new Hart Foundation to mark its place in wrestling. Teddy Hart, you are the new leader of the Hart Wrestling Family. Take this responsibility, and lead your new team to greatness. Jack Evans, you are the personal friend of the Hart Family, much like I was with Bret Hart. Fight with Teddy, and achieve greatness!
Bruce Hart hands Hart and Evans matching pink and black singlets, identical to what the Hart Foundation used to wear in the 80s. The two students take them with pride. The two adult Hart Family members then leave the Dungeon, leaving the two students alone.
Heh, like we care what they think! Listen up WCW, the two brightest young stars in wrestling today are coming! And when we arrive, we’re going to take this company by storm! You thought Uncle Bret was the ‘Excellence of Execution’… while just wait until you see what Teddy Hart and Jack Evans can do! The Hart Foundation returns… this October!
The video ends, and we cut back to the ring.
The new wave of the legendary Hart Family are coming to WCW!
Teddy Hart, the son of Georgia Hart, is the nephew of the legendary Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, as well as the late, great Owen Hart! His partner will be Jack Evans, a speedy and very talented aerial wrestler! Teddy and Jack are the new wave of Hart Family Wrestling, as they will be a cruiserweight team, something the Hart Family has never really had!
They’re Hart’s, so you know they’re going to be talented!
Yes, but they can’t let the last name go to their heads! And it seems like they already have, Tony! Teddy seemed to have quite the ego!
Indeed they do, Professor! However, it is time for us to get to our next match, the North American Title!
‘Filthy’ hits the sound system, bringing out Konnan and Tygress to loud cheers from the crowd. K-Dawg marches down the ramp, slapping hands with the fans. K-Dawg rolls into the ring, as the electric guitar version of the Canadian National Anthem hits, bringing out Lance Storm to a chorus of jeers. Storm has a focused look in his eyes, his stare fixated on Konnan. Storm enters the ring, gives his North American Title Belt to referee Billy Silverman, an awaits for the match to get underway.
Lance Storm © vs. Konnan (w/Tygress)
WCW North American Championship
Absolutely solid match up by these two men tonight. The fans are always behind Konnan, while Storm’s gimmick keeps him over with the fans, although slowly some fans are starting to cheer Storm because of his great wrestling ability, which is what Storm was showcasing again tonight. Storm made Konnan look like a fool in the early going with a flurry of chain wrestling holds before slamming K-Dawg to the canvas. Storm was on the offensive for the first two minutes almost until Konnan was able to turn things around with a front suplex. K-Dawg tried to work over Storm with brawling tactics, hitting punches and forearms, as well as his rolling clothesline. However, Storm ended up finding a technical counter for a vertical suplex with an inside cradle, followed by a picture perfect drop kick to a seated Konnan. Storm went back on the offensive, slowing the pace down, and keeping Konnan grounded for the most part so he could wear him down with holds and submissions. After scoring several near falls and almost pulling out a victory, Storm faltered, missing a running avalanche in the corner, resulting in Konnan hitting the 187, and scoring a very, very close near fall. Konnan scored a flurry of offense after that, but it wasn’t enough to put away Storm. After about a minute of offense, Konnan walked right into a Super Kick out of nowhere from Storm, putting him down and possibly out. To seal the deal, Lance Storm climbed up to the top turnbuckle and hit a 360 degree twisting leg drop for the successful title retention.
Lance Storm def. Konnan at 9:29 to retain
Tony, you may not have to like Lance Storm, heck, you can hate him, but you can’t take away from the fact that he is one heck of a wrestler!
Even I have to agree with you on that, Professor! It’s no secret I detest Lance Storm and his ignorant ways of thinking, but he is still a phenomenal wrestler!
Lance Storm is on a roll, but on the other end, it seems like nothing can go right for the Filthy Animals. Rey Misterio Jr. turned on the Animals and cost them the WCW Tag Titles at Souled Out, Rey defeated Konnan on Nitro’s return to primetime, and Billy Kidman only beat Misterio by count-out at Fall Brawl, because Rey decided he was finished with the match! Kidman wants another chance, but will Rey give him one!?
I certainly hope Rey does because it would be a great match, but knowing how much of a coward he’s turned into, I have to doubt the fact that Kidman will get a re-match at Halloween Havoc! And oh! What is this!? Lance Storm has a microphone, Tenay. He has something to say!
The Challenge of a War’s End
Cut to the ring, where Lance Storm is holding a microphone in his right hand, the North American Title Belt slung over his left shoulder.
…If I could be serious for a moment… I have something to say. At Fall Brawl, for the third straight time on pay per view, I defeated Hugh Morris for the WCW North American Title. Three times, I proved Canada’s superiority over the United States, as well as my superiority over the WCW roster. I defeated Hugh in a singles match, a ladder match, and a street fight… there’s nothing left for me to prove against him. I proved that Lance Storm is not a one-dimensional wrestler, but the greatest all-around wrestler in not only this company and continent, but this entire world! My war with America… is over. No longer do I need to be locked in a silly encounter with an overweight slob to prove my excellence. My war is over, and I am the victor. Now, I, Lance Storm, the greatest all around wrestler in the world, am moving on. Like I said, I am the best in the world, and because of that, as of right now, I am issuing an open challenge to any wrestler… in this company, this country, and the rest of the world… to a match… anytime, anyplace. I’ll be at Nitro next week, so if someone wants to step up to the plate, then so be it! But let me warn you, I will defeat you… just… like.. *that*!
Storm snaps his fingers, and then drops the microphone. His music hits, and he walks back to the backstage area, his Title belt safely secured on his shoulder.
As Storm departs from ringside, the cameras cut backstage, into the locker room of ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner. Steiner is sitting down on a folding chair, lacing up his boots. Midajah is behind him, massaging his shoulders. In comes Eric Bischoff, looking concerned.
And just what in the hell do you want!? I’m trying to get ready, Bischoff, and damn it, you know Big Poppa Pump don’t like any one distractin’ me from warmin’ up!
Scotty, Scotty, look, I’m sorry, I just needed to stop by quick. I wanted to make sure you were alright with ‘the plan’. Because I don’t want there to be any tension and dissension in the New World Order. We need to be united as one if we’re going to finally make this dump kick the bucket. Ok?
Look, Bischoff, I know the plan. I get the plan. Do I want to follow your stupid plan? Hell freaking no! But you know what!? I’m a team player, and for the sake of the nWo… I’ll do it.
Good… that’s all I needed to hear. Heh, have a good match Scotty.
Bischoff turns on his heel and leaves the room, leaving Steiner and Midajah alone. Steiner looks up to Midajah, and rolls his eyes.
Like hell I’m going to follow the plan and let that jack ass pin me for the Title. Midajah, I’m gonna make Jarrett my bitch tonight!
Steiner and Midajah share a laugh, and Midajah continues to massage Steiner’s shoulders as Nitro heads to a…
When Wednesday Nitro returns, the coliseum is filled with jeers as ‘New World Order’ hits the sound system, bringing out ‘The Career Killer’ Mike Awesome and Curt Hennig. The two nWo members strut down the entrance ramp, set for this upcoming tag match. Once they get in the ring, ‘Enforcer’ hits, bringing out ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson, along with ‘The Original Enforcer’ Arn Anderson! The nephew and uncle pair walk down the entrance ramp, Arn giving Cal tips on Hennig and Awesome. The two get to the bottom of the ramp as ‘Seek and Destroy’ hits, sending the crowd into a frenzy as Sting appears on the entrance stage. The Stinger marches down the entrance ramp, wielding his trademark black baseball bat. Once reaching the bottom of the entrance ramp, Sting and Cal dive into the ring, and Sting starts swinging the bat, sending Awesome and Hennig running. As Nick Patrick confiscates the bat, Sting removes his trench coat, and Hennig and Awesome get back into the ring. Awesome and Cal stand in the ring, ready to face off to start the match.
Cal Anderson & Sting (w/Arn Anderson) vs. Mike Awesome & Curt Hennig
Tag Team Match
Oh yippy skippy, the war between WCW and the nWo continues on in tag action! The four men put on another solid match tonight, a match that the crowd was quite into. Both teams went back and forth in the early parts of the match, with Cal and Sting being on the offensive for the most part. Sting was simply dominant, while Cal focused on the back of both men, softening them up for an Anderson Spinebuster. However, Mike Awesome turned things around for the nWo after folding Cal in half with a stiff, vicious, lariat at the four minute mark. The heels went to work on Anderson after that, Awesome using his size, and Hennig using his technical prowess, as well as keeping Cal in the corners of the ring. Cal served as the face in peril for about four minutes, but turned things around for his team by hitting Curt Hennig with the Anderson Spinebuster out of nowhere after reversing a whip into the ropes. Tags were made to both teammates, but it was Sting who was ready to rock and roll, not Awesome. Sting went right to work on Awesome with right hands, followed by slamming him into the canvas and corner turnbuckles. After almost a minute of working Awesome over, Hennig made a blind tag after The Career Killer was sent into the ropes. However, Sting ran off the opposite ropes, and Cal Anderson made a blind tag to him as well. Sting hit Awesome with a lariat, but in turn, took a belly-to-back suplex from Curt Hennig. As Hennig got to his feet, Anderson rolled him up from behind to get the quick pin fall victory for his team. As Cal got to his feet after the match, he was quickly hit from behind by Mike Awesome, and Hennig hit Cal with a quick Hennig Plex. Awesome and Hennig started to put the boots to the fallen Anderson, but Double A and Sting both came to Cal’s rescue, chasing off the New World Order.
Cal Anderson & Sting def. Curt Hennig & Mike Awesome at 10:33
Way to stick it to the nWo guys! Cal Anderson and Sting defeat the New World Order’s Mike Awesome and Curt Hennig! WCW stands tall, like we always will!
Cal Anderson made a quick blind tag, as well as a quick and tactical roll-up on Curt Hennig to get himself the victory, but the nWo did what they do best after the match, attack with numbers!
They may have put a bit of a hurting on ‘The New Enforcer’, but Double A and Sting were there to make the save, Professor!
Thankfully they were there indeed, Tony! However, we have to take our last commercial break of the evening, folks, but do not go away because coming up next, the main event! Jeff Jarrett defends his newly won WCW World Heavyweight Championship against ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner!
When Wednesday Nitro returns, there is silence for a few moments until ‘Holla If Ya Hear Me’ hits the sound system, sending the boys at the University of Georgia to their feet in cheers and jeers. Funny how simply standing up the nWo, no matter how big of a heel you are, will make you a face almost instantly. Steiner trots down the entrance ramp, his medieval chain plate on his head, Midajah on his arm. Scotty Steiner looks focused as ever as he enters the ring, and removes his mail chain plate. ‘New World Order’ hits next, bringing out The WCW World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Chosen One’ Jeff Jarrett, as well as The WCW President Eric Bischoff! The duo is booed out of the building, but that doesn’t stop them from strutting down the entrance ramp. Jarrett snickers at Steiner on the way down, expecting a nice easy victory tonight. I swear to God, if they do a finger poke of ‘doom’, I’ll never watch this fucking company again. Jarrett removes his sunglasses and ‘Slap Nuts’ t-shirt, and leaves his guitar on the outside of the ring before entering. Randy ‘Pee-Wee’ Anderson is given the WCW World Heavyweight Title Belt from Jarrett, and then holds it up into the air… the prize at stake. The bell rings, and the crowd is buzzing for the two nWo members to go at it. Remember, these were the two men who initially joined forces, setting up the whole entire return of the New World Order. Could tonight be the night it all ends? I don’t care what happens, so long there is no fucking finger poke.
Jeff Jarrett (©w/Eric Bischoff) vs. Scott Steiner (w/Midajah)
WCW World Heavyweight Championship
The two men stare at each other in the opening moments of the match until Steiner walks right up into Jarrett. The crowd’s cheers grow louder, as oh fucking shit, Jarrett pokes Steiner right in the chest! Jarrett and Bischoff start laughing their asses off, as Steiner ‘staggers’ backwards. Steiner goes back all of three steps as the crowd start booing as loud as they possibly can. Steiner acts like he is going to fall, only to walk right back into Jarrett’s face, the crowd now once again screaming in delight! They feigned a finger poke of doom: part two, but thankfully, it didn’t happen! Bischoff yells at Steiner to ‘go with the plan’, as Jarrett shoves Steiner, who ‘falls’ to the canvas. Oh man, just when you thought Steiner was going to attack Jarrett, we see it was just a tease. Steiner lays ‘motionless’ on the canvas, as Jarrett slowly gets on top of Steiner for a cover. ONE!
Steiner reverses the pin into a pin of his own… ONE! TWO! KICK OUT! The crowd is screaming in delight as they thought once again, Steiner was going to fix the match, but turned out not to! Both men get up to their feet, and stare each other down. Steiner in extreme focus, Jarrett in complete and total shock. On the outside, Bischoff is pissed as hell. Big Poppa Pump looks at Bischoff, and flicks him off! He then turns to Jarrett, spits at him, and then tackles him to the ground! Steiner lays into Jarrett with hard left’s and right’s! The Chosen One tries to cover up, but it is no use, as Steiner is just hammering right through Jarrett’s forearms. Steiner stayed on top of Jarrett for over half of a minute, just pounding the shit out of him, before Anderson threatened a disqualification to Steiner. BPP got to his feet, but proceeded to pull Jarrett to his feet by his hair, and then whip him hard into the corner. Steiner walked over to Jarrett, and started to lay into him with a flurry of hard right hands in the corner for as long as he could before Anderson broke it up. Once broken up, Steiner whipped Jarrett across the ring, and started to punch him in that corner until it was broken up. This process occurred another two times before Steiner decided to change it up, showcasing his move-list by hitting an overhead belly-to-belly suplex out of a corner.
Steiner is kicking the shit out of Jarrett! The two farted around for almost two minutes until Steiner finally attacked Jarrett, and then took up another two to three minutes punching away on him, but not that the action has gotten underway, the crowd is getting into it! Steiner flexes his muscles, waiting for Jarrett to get to his feet. Jeff does, only to get kicked in the gut, and take a nasty looking power bomb from Steiner! Steiner pulls Jeff up to his feet, and sends him into the ropes… Steinerline! Jeff is down, and Steiner signals this match is over. Steiner stands over Jarrett, pulls his upper body up, and locks in the Steiner Recliner!
Steiner starts choking the life out of Jarrett, and Jeff’s going to tap! Jeff starts to yell ‘I QUI’…
GUITAR SHOT TO THE HEAD!
Mike Awesome just broke the guitar over Scott Steiner’s head, and this match is over! Steiner wins by DQ, but Jarrett’s still the Champion!
Scott Steiner def. Jeff Jarrett by DQ at 6:27
This is a travesty! Scott Steiner had the match won, but the New World Order has screwed him over!
And look, here comes the rest of the cavalry!
New World… Excommunication
As Scott Steiner lays motionless in the ring, Mike Awesome puts the boots to him, and Jeff Jarrett recovers. Bischoff motions to the back, and out comes Curt Hennig, and of course, ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan. Hogan couldn’t deal with just coming out though, ‘Voodoo Child’ had to play to bring himself and Hennig out. The two storm out to the ring, Hogan cracking his weight belt, and Hennig wielding Steiner’s signature lead pipe. Bischoff gets into the ring a Hennig and Hogan do, but he also has a weapon… another guitar. Mike Awesome pulls Steiner to his feet, and lets Bischoff slap Steiner right across the face! Steiner kicks at the President, but Hogan bitch slaps him across the face, and Hennig stabs him in the gut with the lead pipe! Steiner keels, and Awesome lets go of him… only for Scott to get whipped in the back with the weight belt! Hogan cracks the belt again, whipping Steiner right in the back! CRACK! CRACK! CRACK! Steiner almost falls to the ground, but Hennig hits Steiner in the chest with the lead pipe! Steiner is about to fall over, but Jarrett breaks the guitar over Steiner’s cranium! Steiner starts to fall over, but Awesome kicks him in the gut, hoists him into the air, and drops him with an Awesome Bomb! Steiner is down and out on the canvas as Hogan cups his hand to his ear, making the crowd erupt into more boos. Hogan runs (see light jog) off the ropes, comes back, and hits Steiner with the Leg Drop…of DOOM~! The fans start to throw their trash into the ring as Bischoff commands Awesome to climb up to the top turnbuckle. The Career Killer obliges, hops up to the top turnbuckle, leaps off and crushes Steiner with a Flying Frog Splash! Steiner is knocked unconscious! The crowd is booing their asses off as Hennig rolls Steiner onto his stomach. Bischoff then pulls out a can of spray paint from his jacket, shakes it up, and spray paints the letters ‘n…W…o’ on the back of Steiner. The New World Order stand tall over their former stable mate as commentary looks to wrap things up.
This is not right! Damn it, this is not right at all! Scott Steiner should be the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, but instead, the God damn New World Order have assaulted him! This is a disgrace!
Well Tony, Steiner didn’t play by the rules of the nWo, and Bischoff gave him hell for it! He wouldn’t lay down for their Champion, instead, beating the hell out of Jarrett for the entire match, only for the rest of the nWo, especially Mike Awesome, to assault Big Poppa Pump.
The New World Order are standing tall over us, Tenay! They’ve stole the WCW World Heavyweight Title, Hogan swerved us and turned nWo, Ric Flair and Booker T are missing in action from War Games injuries! And now, Scott Steiner has been kicked out of the group, and assaulted! What does WCW have to do to take out the New World Order!?
I don’t know, Tony, but all I can do is hope they find something soon! However, we are out of time for tonight’s episode of Wednesday Nitro! For Tony Schiavone, I’m ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay, be sure to tune in next week! So long everybody!
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