World Championship Wrestling
Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
November 28, 2001
You all will be happy… no opening commentary~! Instead, there’s someone standing in the ring, ready to talk.
You Will Hate The Playa’
Booker T is the man standing in the ring, wearing just tan slacks and black sun glasses, apparently too buff and too cool to wear a shirt. Booker has a microphone in his right hand, and paces around the ring several times before starting to speak.
Booker T: Sucka’s, ten days ago, at Mayhem, I went through hell n’ back, fo’ just two reasons. One, was ta’ get the opportunity of a lifetime, ta’ headline Starrcade n’ wrestl’ fo’ the Dubya-See-Dubya Worl’ Heavyweight Championship! N’ two, ta’ get me some o’ Jeff Jarrett!
The crowd cheers as Booker licks his lips and strokes his chin before continuing.
Booker T: Jeff Jarrett, the Chosen One, has been struttin’ around ‘dis company fo’ the pas’ 2 months wit’ muh Belt, the Dubya-See-Dubya Worl’ Heavyweight Title Belt! ‘Cuz ya’ see, back at Fall Brawl in Septemba’, in the War Games, I walked inta’ that match the Champ, n’ by the time Fall Brawl n’ the War Games was ova’, Jeff Jarrett was the punk ass bitch who walked away with muh Title! I los’ muh Belt at Fall Brawl ta’ Jarrett, wit’out eva’ bein’ pinned, wit’out eva’ tappin’ out, n’ wit’out eva’ getting’ my ass knocked out! I din’t lose crap, but ‘cuz o’ Jeff Jarrett, the n-Dubya-o, n’ the turncoat Hulk Hogan, I los’ muh damn Belt! Naw, wait! I din’t lose *shit*, ‘cuz o’ them, my Belt got STOLEN!
Booker T pauses while he paces about the ring, clearly in deep thought about everything he is saying, and thinking about saying.
Booker T: I’ve always been the top dawg in ‘dis company, n’ I’ve been provin’ it these pas’ few months, even wit’out muh Belt. I got muh revenge on Hulk Hogan for helpin’ Jarrett steal my Belt, n’ ten days ago in the Supa’ Cage, I beat three of the best damn wrestla’s this company had ta’ offa’, n’ I, Booker T, not Sting, not Scott Hall, n’ not even the man everyone said would win, Scotty Steiner, won the Supa’ Cage. Yeh, dat’s right, BOOKA’ T WON!
The crowd cheers and pops for the Booker Man.
Booker T: Ya’ see, I’ve been provin’ that Booker T is the man in Dubya-See-Dubya, n’ all the while, I’ve been gettin’ muh revenge on all the sucka’s who screwed me ova’ n’ stole muh Belt away from me. N’ now, at Starrcade, I’m gonna finish the revenge I started, finish muh crusade I’ve fought through, n’ WIN, ‘cuz I’m gonna make damn sure I do, oh hell yeah sucka’s, I’m gonna win back muh Dubya-See-Dubya Worl’ Heavyweight Championship at Starrcade!
The crowd pops again for Booker T, who nods his head all the while.
Booker T: Jeff Jarrett, I’m a gonna get muh revenge at Starrcade, I’m a gonna knock down you n’ yo’ bitch ass New World Orda’ down a few notches, n’ I’m a gonna start muh path ta’ rediscovery n’ fortune n’ success. N’ ya’ know, Jarrett, I’ve always been about hatin’ the game, not the playa’, but wit’ you, I’m glad ta’ be makin’ an exception. Jeff Jarrett, I hate yo’ guts, n’ I think you’re a two-bit slime, cracka’ ass, politic playin’, stealin’, no good… SON OF A BITCH!
The crowd gives Booker a huge pop, although I guarantee most of them don’t realize a lot of what Booker was saying was coming from the heart. Booker’s eyes become cold, the hate filling his eyes.
Booker T: Jeff Jarrett, I’ve stated it before, n’ I’ll say it again, jus’ ta’ let yo’ punk ass know… I hate you, Jarrett, n’ at Starrcade, I WILL kick yo’ ass, n’ I will win back muh Dubya-See-Dubya Worl’ Heavyweight Championship! But I ain’t gonna win back muh Belt fo’ Dubya-See-Dubya or the boys in the back, naw… I’m gonna win at Starrcade fo’ me, n’ ONLY ME! N’ when I do, ya’lls are gonna be lookin’ at the five time, five time, five time, five time, FIVE TIME, Dubya-See-Dubya Worl’ Heavyweight Champion! So Jarrett, hate the playa’, hate the game, it don’t matter no more ta’ me! ‘Cuz I know ya’ gonna hate me after I kick yo’ ass at Starrcade n’ win back muh Belt! Hate whoeva’ ya’ want, blame whoeva’ ya’ want, the end is still the same! Now can you dig that, Jarrett?
Booker drops the mic to the canvas and “Don’t Hate the Playa, Hate the Game” hits, and Booker exits the ring and walks up the ramp, clearly still in heavy thought about everything Jeff Jarrett, Starrcade, and more.
Tony Schiavone: Hello folks, and welcome again to the broadcast! I’m Tony Schiavone, and ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay is alongside me, as always. Professor, we’re under 3 weeks away from Starrcade, and Booker T looks like no one and nothing will stop him from getting what he wants most!
Mike Tenay: You’re absolutely right, Tony, and that’s because Booker T has been kicked to the dirt time after time in WCW, not just within the past several months, but throughout his entire career! Booker’s been shoved to the side so unworthy guys like Jeff Jarrett could have the spotlight, but now, Booker T’s not going to let it happen anymore!
Tony Schiavone: I think that many of the great men of World Championship Wrestling are getting sick of the New World Order too, Professor! Starrcade will be a monumental battle for WCW and the nWo, and we already know that Booker T will challenge Jeff Jarrett for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, and Lance Storm will defend the WCW North American Title against Mike Awesome in a tables match, you have to know that ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair is going to want to get him a piece of ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan!
Mike Tenay: And he’s not the only one either, Tony! ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash wants to fight Hulk Hogan more than he has ever wanted to fight anyone else, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if Nash finds a way to meet up with Hulk Hogan, in the ring, at Starrcade! But then again, Tony, that’s exactly why we have our main event match tonight! Kevin Nash and Ric Flair will headline the show, and it’s safe to say that Hulk Hogan had a big influence in getting Bischoff to make that match!
Tony Schiavone: Well we all know what kind of horrible person Hogan is, so it’s no shocker to see a man like Hulk Hogan put his two biggest enemies against each other. Hogan would rather Flair and Nash try to rip out each other’s throats then team up to take on him!
Mike Tenay: Well, lucky for Hogan, there’s no two better men for that scenario! There’s a lot of history and bad blood between Ric Flair and Kevin Nash, and those two men have wanted to go at each other for a long time now. And don’t forget folks, it was Kevin Nash who played the big hand in Ric Flair losing his Title match at Halloween Havoc to Jeff Jarrett!
Tony Schiavone: That match is going to be of epic proportions, and something no one should miss! But we have a great show from top to bottom tonight, and we will kick off the wrestling action with Shannon Moore taking on the returning Super Crazy, right after this!
When Nitro returns, Shannon Moore is already in the ring, sporting his red pants from the 3 Count days. A couple seconds into the return, the rift of The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues” hits, bringing out ‘The Insane Luchadore’ Super Crazy to lots of cheers from the crowd. Really, I still don’t understand how he got so over. Crazy sprints down the entrance ramp and dives into the ring, where he raises his right arm and fist into the air. Crazy squints his eyes and sticks out his tongue, looking like a retard who just swallowed dirt, and yet, the crowd still loves it. Alas, the match begins soon after… maybe that’s why they like him… he can wrestle.
Shannon Moore vs. Super Crazy
The two cruiserweights put on a solid match because well, they’re the cruiserweights, and that’s their role in WCW. Super Crazy dominates the match in the beginning and in the end, but Moore finds himself quite a bit of offense in the middle of the match. Crazy scores with right hands, dropkicks, and arm drags in the beginning, as well as a nicely timed quebrada off the second rope and into an inverted face buster. However, Moore ends up on the offensive side of things after spinning on Crazy’s shoulders to avoid a power bomb before throwing himself backwards, snapping Crazy’s head off the canvas with a reverse hurricanrana! Moore continues to go on the offensive from there and almost grabs the upset when he hits his corkscrew moonsault to the standing Super Crazy. However, the following pin only got two, and Shannon Moore clearly became frustrated, which led to his demise. Moore tries to go for a springboard corkscrew moonsault just moments after the two count, and Crazy easily rolls out of the way. From there, Super Crazy scores with some minor offense before slamming Moore down to the canvas with a power bomb. Moonsaults from the first, second, and third turnbuckle ensue for the Trifecta Moonsault, and Super Crazy makes the pin and is the easy winner.
Result: Super Crazy def. Shannon Moore at 6:02
Super Crazy gets up his feet as referee Mark ‘Slick’ Johnson raises his arm in a symbol of victory, and Crazy marches onto the second turnbuckle of a corner near the entrance stage when “Roadhouse Blues” is cut off, and “Sugar Daddy” starts to play instead. The crowd boos as Super Crazy turns his attention to the entrance stage, and after several moments, the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, ‘Sugar’ Shane Helms struts out onto the stage, dressed sparkly black pants and no shirt. He has his Cruiserweight Belt on his shoulder, and two Sugar Babies at his side, rubbing his chest. Helms smugly stares at Super Crazy for several seconds, a cocky grin across his face. Helms then takes a step away from his Sugar
whores Babies, and mock applauds Super Crazy’s victory. The Insane Luchadore stares back at Helms, hatred in his eyes, and even more so when Helms raises his Cruiserweight Title Belt up into the air, showing it off for the fans and most of all, Super Crazy. Helms winks at Crazy once before turning on his heel and strutting to the back with his ‘Babies.
Tony Schiavone: Shane Helms better stay far away from Super Crazy because if he were to have gone to that ring, I think he would have had a big butt kicking in store, Professor!
Mike Tenay: There’s certainly a lot of bad blood between Shane Helms and Super Crazy, Tony, and it’s no secret that Super Crazy wants to get revenge on Shane Helms for the concussion he received at the hands of Helms 10 days ago at Mayhem. Super Crazy tried his hardest to be friends with Shane Helms, but Helms showed him what he thinks of friendship by being a constant jerk to Super Crazy and then hitting that lethal Vertebreaker on a steel chair!
Tony Schiavone: These two men are on a collision course, Professor, and that collision just might occur at Starrcade!
As Tenay and Schiavone look into the camera, the show cuts to the back.
Once and For All
In the interview area, ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by in his tuxedo, the cowardly Rey Misterio Jr. standing next to him. Surprisingly, Chavo Guerrero Jr. is not with Rey, although the separation between the two is more to highlight just Misterio/Kidman. Now, get ready for a weak promo~!
Gene Okerlund: Hello folks! I’m ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund, and I hope you’re enjoying Wednesday Nitro. I am standing alongside Rey Misterio Jr., and Rey, what are your thoughts on losing that ladder match last week on Nitro, for the North American Championship?
Rey Misterio Jr.: The only reason I lost, Gene, is because of one man. The man who I looked to as a brother, and the man I thought was my best friend, Billy Kidman. Ever since Billy turned his back on me when I was injured, he threw all that out the window, and showed what kind of pathetic person he is.
Gene looks at Rey, repulsed.
Gene Okerlund: What!? Billy Kidman didn’t turn on you! You betrayed him and Konnan both at Souled Out! The Filthy Animals were always there for you, Rey, but it was you who turned your back on them and the fans! You’re outright lying!
Rey Misterio Jr.: Or am I, Gene? Billy Kidman is the piece of crap excuse for a human being; he proved that last week when, unprovoked, he came down to the ring and cost me my match! Kidman’s a horrible person, and a horrible person would turn his back on his friend, especially when he was beaten down onto a hospital bed!
Gene Okerlund: Kidman was just getting back at you for all the times you’ve screwed him over! And if Billy Kidman is a horrible person, it takes one to know one, mister!
Misterio snatches the microphone away from Okerlund, and shoves him to the floor and out of the screen.
Rey Misterio Jr.: I’ve had enough of you and your BS, Okerlund. The fact of the matter is, is that Billy Kidman, you’re a pathetic excuse for a man, and I am sick and tired of this battle between us. I was sick of you holding me down when we were in the Filthy Animals together, and now, all you’ve done is continue to hold me down as I try to break away from you and Konnan. Me and Chavo, we’re the real deal in WCW, and tag team matches like the one we had at Mayhem, hold us down. You, you get the rub from us, but I should be off doing bigger and better things. And you know why, Billy? Because I am better than you. I am better than you, and I always have been. I am the better wrestler than you, and I am the better man than you. And soon, Billy, very soon, I’m going to show you that once and for all. I know just the way to do it, so next week, I’m gonna lay it down for you, my final challenge. We’re gonna find out just who the better man is Kidman, once and for all.
Rey stares into the camera intensely for several seconds before the segment ends and the camera cuts back to the commentary booth.
Tony Schiavone: What does it mean, Professor!?
That you’re a fucktard, Tony.
Mike Tenay: It could mean a lot of things, Tony, but I’m not even going to begin to speculate. All we know is, is that next week, here on Wednesday Nitro, Rey Misterio is going to issue the final challenge to Billy Kidman, to end this blood feud once and for all!
Tony Schiavone: Professor, it’s still so hard to believe that these two men, two form best friends, can go at one another with such vigor and hatred. It’s a terrible sight to witness.
Mike Tenay: You’re absolutely right, Tony. These two men had so much love and friendship for one another, and Misterio just threw that all away in one night, one action. He had been on the shelf for 3 months because of an injury, and when he came back, something changed about him, and he turned his back on the Filthy Animals! I don’t care what has happened between Rey and the Animals, there is still a lot of love and respect for each other between Rey and Kidman, and Rey and Konnan, but I don’t know if those ties can ever be renewed now.
Tony Schiavone: Well I do hope so, Professor. But now, we have to take a short commercial break, but stay tuned because when we come back, ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner returns to the ring, following the Super Cage match at Mayhem! Don’t go away!
When Nitro returns, “New World Order” hits after a few seconds, and Bryan Clarke comes out from the entrance chute, alone. As Clarke makes his entrance, Tenay hypes up Brian Adams’ injury to his bicep, and how we will be out of action from 6 to 7 months. Clarke gets into the ring, looking a little unsure of himself, possibly, as this is a whole new setting for him, having no Adams by his side. After a few moments, “Holla If Ya Hear Me” hits, and the crowd breaks itself apart into cheers and jeers for the one and only, ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner. The Big Bad Booty Daddy comes out onto the entrance stage after several moments, sporting his tights, sunglasses, and chain plate over his head, Midajah at his side. The duo make their way down the entrance ramp and into the ring, the crowd continuing its split reaction for Steiner. Steiner gets into the ring and does some taunts and poses for the crowd, soaking in his return, before tossing the shades and plate to Midajah, who exits the ring. Referee Billy Silverman calls for the bell, and the match gets underway.
Bryan Clarke vs. Scott Steiner (w/Midajah)
Scott Steiner is back in the ring with a vengeance while Bryan Clarke is a supposed lost soul, trying to wrestle in singles action instead of in his comfort zone, the tag team ranks. Because of that, Steiner plows through Clarke with ease, and Bryan gets in very little offense. Explosive right hands and forearms knock Clarke down, while various simple slams and suplexes continue to put the Genetic Freak over. Finally, Steiner hits Clarke with a nasty overhead belly-to-belly suplex before locking in the Steiner Recliner submission hold. After just a few seconds, Clarke taps, tapping before he can even be “choked out”.
Result: Scott Steiner def. Bryan Clarke at 3:41
Steiner’s theme hits as he celebrates his victory, but Steiner only does for a few seconds. Silverman tries to raise Steiner’s hand in victory, leading to him getting a big pie-face and a knock down to the canvas. Clarke staggers to his feet afterwards, and Steiner ejects him from the ring via a handful of hair and tights, and a throw between the second and third ropes.
Big Poppa Fallout
“Holla If Ya Hear Me” cuts off and Midajah enters the ring, holding a microphone for Steiner. Midajah gives Steiner the mic, and BPP paces around the ring, looking pissed. Roid rage? I think so.
Scott Steiner: I wanna know what the crap is this!? I frickin’ bust my ass in the Super Cage, I kick everyone’s ass, but at the end of the night, it’s that stupid monkey, Booker T, whose goin’ to Starrcade to fight that bitch ass Jeff Jarrett for the WCW World Heavyweight Title! Booker T gets to go the Starrcade main event, while I ended up spending time in the hospital because I got my ass power bombed off the very top of the Super Cage, fell 20 frickin’ feet, through part of a steel cage, and then a frickin’ wooden table! I get my ass thrown through the air, and next thing I know, I’m freakin’ wakin’ up in a hospital bed with no idea how I got there, and why I have a concussion!
Steiner takes a pause to stroke his goatee, still pissed as hell.
Scott Steiner: I beat the crap out of those rat bastards, but all because of one man, one stupid pussy, the Big Bad Booty Daddy ain’t goin’ to the Starrcade main event! STING! You’re the biggest pussy I know, and you’re the reason why I’m standin’ in the ring, bitchin’ and moanin’ like I had your wife doin’ last night!
There’s a big collective ‘Ooh’ from the crowd, and then a lot of boos from the crowd. However, he’s Scotty fucking Steiner, so there is still some cheers.
Scott Steiner: Stinger, you cheap son of a bitch, I got somethin’ to say to you. I don’t know, and I don’t care where you emo ass is hiding, lurking around in the shadows of the rafters, I don’t give a damn! But Sting, I promise you, I’m gonna hunt you down, and I’m gonna kick the ever lovin’ piss out of ya’! Now Holla, if ya’ hear that!
“Holla If Year Hear Me” hits again, and Big Poppa Pump and Midajah leave the ring.
Tony Schiavone: Scott Steiner, whether you love him or hate him, is still a disrespectable and despicable human being! Fans, I apologize for some of the comments Steiner made, especially for that lewd comment directed towards Sting’s wife. That was disrespectable.
Mike Tenay: I can understand why Scott Steiner is upset, he put in a heck of an effort at Mayhem, but still came up short. That doesn’t rectify any of the things Steiner said, and that’s why some of these people love Scott Steiner, no matter what he says; he’s a loose cannon!
The show cuts to the back quickly.
Order Up, Order Out
Bryan Clarke is seen staggering backstage, heading towards the nWo locker room. Clarke reaches the door, and opens it up before walking in. The chatter that was going on in the room dies out immediately, and there’s an awkward stare down between Clarke and the rest of the clique. After a few moments, Eric Bischoff gets up from the couch, and walks up to Clarke. Bischoff lowers his head in shame as he claps Clarke on the left shoulder. Curt Hennig and Mike Awesome slyly walk over to behind Clarke. Bischoff looks past Clarke’s shoulders, at those two, not Clarke, as he speaks.
Eric Bischoff: This man has expired.
As Clarke starts to look at Bischoff, puzzled, Hennig and Awesome jump Clarke from behind, nailing him with a flurry of stiff forearms and punches to the back of Clarke’s head. Bischoff sits back on his couch and relaxes as some random whore feeds him a grape, while Hogan high fives Bischoff and laughs, while Jarrett cuddles up with Stacy Keibler. The beat down on Clarke continues for several seconds before Awesome grabs Clarke by the head and throws him out the door, and Clarke goes skull first into the concrete wall in the hall way! Awesome walks over to the fallen, apparently unconscious, Clarke, and rips off his nWo t-shirt. Awesome smirks at the beaten Clarke before walking back into the nWo locker room, slamming the door shut behind him.
Tony Schiavone: Welcome back to Wednesday Nitro, ladies and gentlemen, and Professor, it looks like Bryan Clarke is on his way out of the New World Order!
Mike Tenay: On his way out? He’s already out, Tony. With Brian Adams on the shelf, Eric Bischoff must not see too much use for the healthy-half of KroniK, and Clarke is out of the New World Order!
After a few moments pause, “Filthy” hits, and the crowd cheers pretty loudly as the Filthy Animals, Billy Kidman, Konnan, and Tygress, comes out from the back. The trio make their way down the entrance, doing their usual taunts and what-have-you, before entering the ring, ready for action. “Natural Uprising”, a heavy rock tune, plays, bringing out the Natural Born Thrillers, Johnny Stamboli, Mark Jindrak, and Mike Sanders to some boos from the crowd. The NBT still need to get their heat of old back, although thanks in part to some of Stamboli’s actions over the past month, and the crowd’s memory of how much they hated Mike Sanders, it shouldn’t take too long. The NBT make their way down the ring, Stamboli and Jindrak sporting the NBT tees. However, once they get into the ring, those tees come off, and the young standouts prepare for their first match in WCW as a tag team.
Filthy Animals (w/Tygress) vs. Natural Born Thrillers (w/Mike Sanders)
Tag Team Match
These two tag teams have a solid match, and the NBT help show the WCW fans what they have to offer. The Animals start the match in control, with Konnan working over Stamboli with brawling tactics while Kidman does whatever is necessary on Jindrak before a dropkick sends Jindrak from the ring. A running tope con hilo over the top rope ensues as Kidman takes Jindrak down on the outside as well. The Animals stay on the offensive side for several minutes later, with Konnan doing most of the offensive work in the ring. However, the tides turn when Johnny Stamboli avoids a running Konnan avalanche in the corner, and follows up with a neck breaker. The Natural Born Thrillers go on the advantage from there, isolating Konnan for the better half of the match, using quick tags, simple double team maneuvers, and keeping Konnan in the corner to stay on the advantage. The NBT get several near falls throughout the isolation period, but about six and a half minutes through, Konnan escapes an attempted double under hook piledriver from Stamboli, and staggers away to the opposite end of the ring before hitting a rolling clothesline. Both men are down and out for a few moments before both making tags, one to Jindrak and then one to Kidman.
The two men explode into the ring, but it is Kidman who goes on the upper hand, knocking down Jindrak with running forearms and dropkicks, before getting the crowd going after hitting a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and then a snap hurricanrana. Kidman keeps taking it to Jindrak for several moments before Konnan tags himself in when Kidman hits the ropes. The Animals start working together to take on the NBT, but after several moments of the momentum picking up, Rey Misterio Jr.
comes sprinting down from the back, wielding a steel chair in his hands. Misterio sprints down the ramp and towards Tygress at ringside. Misterio can be seen smirking as he stands behind the unknowing Tygress. Billy Kidman breaks off his fight with Stamboli, looking at Misterio, shaking his head no and shouting don’t do it. Tygress looks at Kidman, confused, until WHACK~!
Misterio drills Tygress across the back of the head with a wicked chair shot, and she collapses to the ground. Misterio throws the chair to the ground, and Billy Kidman immediately exits the ring to chase after Misterio. Misterio hops over the guard rail and runs through the crowd, with Kidman in hot pursuit of him. Back in the ring, Konnan tries to continue his fight with Jindrak, but Jindrak gains the upper hand after a big leg to Konnan’s face, and as Jindrak starts to beat down on Konnan, Stamboli joins in for the double team. Several moments later, and Stamboli picks Konnan off his feet and starts spinning until Jindrak stops the spinning by locking onto Konnan’s head and the two Thrillers drop, planting Konnan with a swinging sidewalk slam/reverse DDT combination! Jindrak rolls on of Konnan for the pin, and referee Charles Robinson administers the three count.
Result: Natural Born Thrillers def. Filthy Animals at 9:37
The Natural Born Thrillers immediately start putting the boots to Konnan after the match, as Sanders enters the ring and shouts orders. The crowd boos the beat down on the fallen Konnan, but the crowd starts cheering moments later as The Young Lions, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire, sprint down from the back, coming to the aide of Konnan. Sanders steps behind Jindrak and Stamboli, smirking. This was what Sanders wanted; Konnan was a ploy to lure out the Lions. Palumbo and O’Haire dive under the rope and into the ring, and a four-man brawl erupts between the two teams. The two teams go at it with an explosive brawl, trading explosive punches for several moments, going back and forth like no other. The Young Lions seem to possibly be getting an advantage after several heated moments of brawling, but Mike Sanders joins the fray, hitting both Palumbo and O’Haire from behind with a double sledge to both men, allowing Jindrak and Stamboli to gain the upper hand on both men. Soon after, Mark Jindrak clubs Chuck Palumbo with a nasty leg lariat, allowing Jindrak the time needed to help Stamboli spike Sean O’Haire’s head off the canvas with a spike Double Underhook Piledriver! O’Haire goes motionless, and moments later, Stamboli hits the swinging sidewalk slam and Jindrak the reverse DDT to Palumbo, leaving both of the WCW Tag Team Champions down and out on the canvas. The crowd boos as the three Thrillers raise arms in the center of the ring, Sanders in the middle, soaking in their mini-victory over the Young Lions. The 3 Thrillers then signal they want the Belts as they stand over Palumbo and O’Haire.
Tony Schiavone: That was just nothing but a series of nasty cheap attacks, Professor! Rey Misterio on Tygress, and then Mike Sanders on the Young Lions after the Natural Born Thrillers attacked Konnan to lure them out!
Mike Tenay: That attack on Tygress by Misterio was uncalled for and simply heinous! We get it, Rey! You want to anger Billy Kidman, but to hit a helpless young lady with a steel chair is not the way to go about it! EMTs are down at ringside attending to Tygress now, and she could be seriously hurt.
Tony Schiavone: Well, we hope Tygress is okay, but Professor, what about the Natural Born Thrillers? What a statement they just made tonight! Mike Sanders lured the Young Lions out to the ring with their attack on Konnan, and then his little help in that brawl was all the Thrillers needed to take the advantage and lay out the WCW Tag Team Champions!
Mike Tenay: The Thrillers are back, and they could be better than ever, Tony. Or at least, that’s what they’re out to prove, and they’re going to attempt to prove that by facing off with the WCW Tag Team Champions, and former members of the Natural Born Thrillers, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire!
Tony Schiavone: Ladies and gentleman, coming up next, we will have ‘The Career Killer’ Mike Awesome of the New World Order taking on WCW’s undefeated wrestler, ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson! But before that, we have to take a quick commercial break, so stay tuned, folks!
Before the show does cut to the break, the cameras get a quick shot of EMTs rolling Tygress out of the University of Alabama. Goodbye Tygress.
Before we get to any sort of match or promo, we have an angle to follow up on.
Run For That Border, Beaner!
Somewhere in the Coleman Coliseum, Billy Kidman is in hot pursuit Rey Misterio, who is running his ass off, fleeing the scene after whacking Tygress with that chair. The cameras follow the running sequence between the two, as Misterio runs down a hallway, takes a sharp turn into another corridor, and runs down the hall before reaching two big doors. Misterio pushes through those doors, leading into the parking lot. A topless low rider is stationary several feet from the door, with the man in the driver’s seat being Chavo Guerrero Jr.. Misterio leaps over the door and into the car, and Chavo burns rubber as he peels away from the scene, Kidman getting into the parking lot just as Guerrero drives off. Kidman glares at the two driving away, before kicking the door to the parking lot in frustration.
The show cuts to the interview area then.
Big Sexy in the House
Gene Okerlund is standing by with ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash, dressed to wrestle in his Outsiders tank-top and pants. Okerlund looks a little hesitant to start the interview, seeing as the last time he interviewed someone, he was verbally and physically assaulted/harassed.
Gene Okerlund: Kevin Nash, you uh, you have a big match tonight in the main event, against ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. Erm, what do you think are your chances, of uh, beating Flair?
Nash’s eyes glower at Okerlund, and Kevin takes a step towards Okerlund. Gene flinches and cowards away in fear of an attack, and Nash laughs hysterically at Okerlund.
Kevin Nash: Easy there, killer. I’m not gonna kick your ass, Gene-O. Now as for my match tonight with Naitch, hey, I’m not stupid. I know exactly what Hogan’s trying to do: he’s trying to kill two birds with one stone. Ric Flair wants to kick Hogan’s ass, and I’m going to kick Hogan’s ass. Hogan wants his two biggest enemies to go after each other, rip out each other’s throats, and you know, man, that’s all good. Because I think all those marks at ringside have forgotten something. I don’t like Ric Flair. In fact, I pretty much hate Flair as much as I hate Hogan. Both of these guys are complete and total douche bags, Gene-O, and it’ll be a damn good time, kickin’ Flair’s ass.
Gene Okerlund: So you’re confident you’re going to beat Flair tonight?
Kevin Nash: Hell yeah, Gene-O! I’m ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash! I kick ass and I take names, Gene. I’m gonna mow through Flair’s old ass tonight… if he gets to the ring. Naitcha Boy, he’s so old he could tear a quad just walking in the ring, but I digress, Gene. Nevertheless, I’m gonna beat Flair tonight, and then, I’m moving on to Hogan. And if Flair wants to try and keep sticking his nose into this too, then I’ll kick both their asses. I’ll gladly retire both men, settle my score with them, and then, I’m moving on to once again win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship. And boys of the nWo, don’t get angry that I’m stealin’ it, because I’m the originator of it anyways… that, Gene, is just too sweet!
Nash gives Gene and the camera a cocky smirk before the action cuts to the commentary booth. Oh, if Nash only knew the dangers of tearing a quad by simply walking in a ring…
Mike Tenay: There’s a lot to talk about from those two backstage happenings, Tony! For starters, Rey Misterio, again, has fled from the scene after getting a cheap attack on the Filthy Animals, and Chavo Guerrero Jr. was his get away! Rey had said Chavo wasn’t here tonight, but he was here, and was here to serve as Rey’s getaway after attacking poor Tygress!
Tony Schiavone: And how about Kevin Nash!? Nash certainly seems like he means business tonight, and he’s made a good point, Professor. We have forgotten about Kevin Nash’s role in the war between WCW and the nWo. Kevin Nash is not a WCW-supporter; he despises WCW just as much as he does the New World Order, and he hates Ric Flair as much as he does Hulk Hogan!
Mike Tenay: And that’s how The Outsiders like to play it, Tony. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall are their own team, they’re on group and faction. They don’t need anyone else, although Nash is by himself for now as Scott Hall is on the shelf after that nasty fall he took off the roof of the first cage of the Super Cage, at Mayhem! For those who somehow forgot, Scott Hall fell over 20 feet in the air, falling from the top of the first cage through this announcer’s table we sit at now.
Tony Schiavone: That was a scary moment, Professor, and we still don’t know the status of The Bad Guy, except for the fact that he is believed to have suffered a serious concussion and some head trauma. It looks like Kevin Nash will be flying solo for a while, but I think Nash will be able to handle himself, even if he is fighting both WCW and the New World Order!
The two commentators finally shut their yaps, and “Enforcer” hits, bringing out ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson and his uncle, ‘The Enforcer’ Arn Anderson, to cheers from the crowd. Arn walks like he’s still sore from the beat down he received last week, but that’s not going to stop him from being by his nephew’s side for this match. The Anderson’s get into the ring after walking down the ramp, and “New World Order” hits, bringing out ‘The Career Killer’ Mike Awesome, Curt Hennig at his side, to boos from the crowd. Awesome simply walks down the ring, staring down Anderson as he marches down the ramp and into the ring, while Hennig struts down the ramp behind him, smirking cockily and whatnot. Awesome enters the ring, removes his nWo sleeveless and side-cut tee, and gets ready to compete.
Cal Anderson (w/Arn Anderson) vs. Mike Awesome (w/Curt Hennig)
Anderson and Awesome have themselves a solid match, going through some simple chain holds before exchanging stiff blows to one another. Anderson and Awesome bamboozle each other senseless with forearms, punches, and lariats, making for a fun time. The match slows down after two minutes or so, with Awesome working over Anderson’s back and neck with clubbing blows, slams and suplexes… the works. However, Anderson turns the tides on Awesome soon after. Awesome turns a suplex into a modified power bomb with a release vertical suplex, and Awesome heads up to the top turnbuckle afterwards, looking for a Frog Splash. Anderson gets his knees up though, and after moments of recovery, the two start going at each other with heavy blows, and Anderson soon gets the advantage. Cal really gets Awesome reeling after a leg lariat and a wheelbarrow suplex. Anderson soon calls for the Anderson Spinebuster, but before he can even attempt to hit it, Curt Hennig rolls into the ring and levels Cal with a running forearm to the back of Anderson’s head. Referee Scott Dickenson immediately calls for the DQ.
Result: Cal Anderson def. Mike Awesome at 7:08 via DQ
The crowd boos as Awesome and Hennig immediately start putting the boots to Anderson. Arn looks to the ball and tries to signal for help, while the two nWo boys continue to lay the boots to The New Enforcer. However, help comes moments later as Lance Storm sprints out from the back, down the ramp and into the ring. Storm leaps off his feet and knocks down Awesome and Hennig with a leaping double clothesline! The crowd pops as Storm starts hitting the two men right hands, keeping the two men at bay long enough for Anderson to get back to his feet and join in. The faces continue to lay into the nWo heels with right hands for several more moments until Cal Anderson throws Henning in between the second & third ropes to the outside, while Storm sends Awesome over the top rope. Double A gets into the ring and celebrates with Cal and Lance, raising their arms as Awesome and Hennig have a stare down with Storm and the Anderson’s.
Tony Schiavone: And that is what we need, Professor! WCW needs to have each others backs, and that’s exactly what Lance Storm did! He had Cal Anderson’s back!
Mike Tenay: It’s hard to believe just how much Lance Storm has blossomed as not only a wrestler in these past few months, but as a person too. Storm is becoming a go-to-guy for people to depend on, and a great all-around person. However, he’s going to have his hands full with Mike Awesome at Starrcade! Mike Awesome is an excellent, diverse wrestler, and that tables match at Starrcade is going to be a great one!
Tony Schiavone: It most certainly will be, Professor, and while we have just 2 matches confirmed so far for Starrcade, we have a general knowledge of what to expect for Starrcade, and next week you can expect to get official announcements on other matches for Starrcade! However, we have to take a commercial break, but stay tuned because up next, your main event!
When Nitro returns, instead of going straight to the main event, a video plays.
The Following Announcement Has Been Brought To You… Without the Red Color
The screen starts off black with the nWo logo at the bottom-center of the screen, and the screen has text that reads…
nWo Guy: The following announcement has been paid for by the New World Order
That cuts to the screen having a dark tint to it, the sign of the New World Order. Several clips of Jeff Jarrett breaking guitars over the heads of slapnuts’ play for a few moment first.
nWo Guy: Booker T is not Championship material…
Jeff Jarrett breaking a guitar over Booker T is shown
nWo Guy: Booker T is street trash…
A still photo is shown of a little black boy standing in front of a dumpster, looking sad
nWo Guy: …A common thug, self-serving gangster…
An old school GI Bro shot of Booker T is shown, although he looks much more of a gangster than a military man
nWo Guy: …He has no respect for anyone…
Booker is shown attacking a referee
nWo Guy: …Booker T can’t keep a marriage intact or care for his family…
A wedding picture of Booker T and his recently divorced wife Levestia is shown, digitally enhanced and ripped in half
nWo Guy: Booker T is a convicted criminal…
Booker T’s mug shot from when he was arrested for burglary is shown
nWo Guy: …Sentenced to 19 months in prison for armed robbery…
The same mug shot is shown
nWo Guy: Booker T doesn’t care about his company or anyone in it…
Booker is shown attacking another referee, hitting a Book End to Sting off the top of the Super Cage, and attacking his own brother, Stevie Ray
nWo Guy: Booker T is inferior to Jeff Jarrett…
Jeff Jarrett is shown hitting Booker over the head with a guitar, again, and hitting Booker with The Stroke
nWo Guy: Jeff Jarrett is The Chosen One…
Jarrett is shown dressed up in a suit and tie, the WCW World Heavyweight Title Belt proudly on his right shoulder, Jeff flashing a nice smile all the while
nWo Guy: …Someone people can rely on to show class and dignity…
Jeff Jarrett is shown helping an old lady across the street
nWo Guy: Jeff Jarrett is a real man’s Champion…
Jarrett is shown making successful pins on Booker T, and then on Ric Flair
nWo Guy: …At Starrcade, let’s be sure to keep it that way…
Jarrett is shown celebrating in the ring, clutching the WCW World Heavyweight Title Belt to his chest
nWo Guy: On December 16, Jeff Jarrett will beat Booker T at Starrcade to retain his WCW World Heavyweight Championship.
Jeff Jarrett is shown sitting on a pedestal, holding the Belt on his right shoulder, looking serious
Jeff Jarrett: I’m your WCW World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Jarrett, and I approve this message.
Another shot is shown of Jarrett sitting on the pedestal, looking very serious. The video then fades back into the black screen, but with just the nWo logo in the middle.
The video ends and the show cuts back to the live arena, and the loud “HOOOOOWWWLLL” hits right away, and the crowd both cheers and boos as ‘Big Sexy’ Kevin Nash walks out from the back, looking calm yet confident. Nash raises his right arm into the air, his hand flashing the sign of the Wolfpack. Big Sexy proceeds to then walk down the ramp and into the ring, where he repeats the same taunt. After a few seconds, “Also Sprach Zarathustra” hits, and the crowd explodes as ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair walks out from the entrance chute, his arms slightly out to soak in the reaction, a smile on his face. Sporting a green and white sequin robe tonight, Flair spins slowly on the entrance stage once before walking down the entrance ramp. Once Flair climbs up the ring steps and gets onto the apron, the smile vanishes from his face as he stares down Nash. Flair cautiously enters the ring, and disrobes, staring down Nash all the time. Once ready to go, Flair walks to the center of the ring, and gets nose-to-throat with Nash, the two longtime rivals and enemies trash talking each other. The two step back then, and referee Nick Patrick calls for the bell to ring, and the main event is underway.
Kevin Nash vs. Ric Flair
The match itself may be pretty much shit, but the crowd thinks that their shit smells damn good. The beginning of the match starts off very slow, with tie-ups that lead to mainly Nash shoving down Flair, long stare downs, and your standard traditional, old school, big-name match up. Say what you want about Nash, but when motivated, he can tell a great story in the ring, and he can work an old-school style match. After over three minutes of it though, the match starts to get into some sort of rhythm. Flair is the man of the offensive side of things with a plethora upon plethora, upon plethora, of knife edge chops. The crowd loves it, and it is simple and effective. Flair uses simple offense on Nash for several minutes, although the tides turn when Flair charges Nash in the corner, and takes a boot to the face. After some spinning and staggering, it’s the, dare I say it, Flair Flop~!
Nash goes on the offensive side of things for a long portion from there, using his size and strength on Naitch to club him senseless. And because I want to finish this show, just know it was a good time; people loved it, Flair sold it. After a lengthy amount of the beat down, Flair comes back after escaping the Jack Knife Power Bomb attempt with a sneaky thumb to the eye and a low blow. Of course, because it’s Flair, the crowd cheers it. After the two men recover, Flair starts to go on the offensive with knife edge chops, and also manages to get Nash up and over for a suplex. However, Nick Patrick ends up taking a ref bump just before the suplex, rendering him ‘unconscious’ as the two men fight on. Several moments later, ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan
slowly walks out from the back, a steel chair loosely held in his right hand. Nash and Flair don’t see Hogan walking down the ramp, and continuing fighting, with Flair still in control. As Hogan gets down to the bottom of the ramp, Flair tries to whip Nash into the ropes near Hogan, but the whip is reversed, and Flair goes into the ropes. As Flair hits the ropes, Hogan swings the chair, and drills Naitch across his back!
Flair staggers forward after the shot, and Nash easily scoops Flair up and drops him down to the canvas with a Jack Knife Power Bomb! Nash falls onto Flair and makes the pin, as Nick Patrick ‘coincidentally’ revives himself, and makes the 3 count, albeit at a slow rate than usual.
Result: Kevin Nash def. Ric Flair at 12:12
Kevin Nash is declared the winner by David Penzer, although Nash is in no celebrating mood. Nash gets up to his feet, rips off the two straps of his top from his shoulders, and demands Hogan gets into the ring with him. Hogan smirks at Nash all the while, looking cocky as can be. However, Hogan licks his lips and nods his head, complying with what Nash wants the most. Hogan slowly climbs up the ring steps, walks along the apron, and enters the ring. Nash and Hogan step up into each others faces, and started having a shouting match with one another. The crowd is buzzing, waiting for the first punch to be thrown, and Nash steps back after a few seconds, in what will probably result in a sucker punch, but Ric Flair, back on his feet, barges in between the two men, and one-arm shoves both men. Flair starts shouting at both Hogan and Nash, but surprisingly Nash more than Hogan. Flair eventually turns his back on Hogan, shouting right in Nash’s face, much to the delight of Hogan. After several seconds of continued shouting and trash talking between Flair and Nash, Hogan roughly shoves Flair from the back, sending Flair right into Nash. Nash responds with a huge right hand to Flair, and a big brawls breaks out between Flair and Nash, the two men slugging one another with everything they have. While their brawl erupts and continues, Hogan slyly exits the ring, and backs up to the bottom of the entrance ramp, smirking away as the two men do battle.
Tony Schiavone: What a manipulating act by Hulk Hogan!
Mike Tenay: Hulk Hogan set this whole thing up for the fight between Nash and Flair to only escalate! He whacked Flair with a steel chair, Nash beat Ric because of it, and he helped instigate the fight between Flair and Nash that we’re now witnessing! Things are heating up between 3 of WCW’s biggest legends, but fans, we are out of time!
Tony Schiavone: Fans, be sure to tune in next week to Wednesday Nitro because we’re going to have more of the road to Starrcade! The puzzle will come together more next week! Goodnight, ladies and gentlemen!
The camera gets one more shot of Ric Flair and Kevin Nash still brawling with each other as Nitro comes to its end.
*END OF SHOW*
Super Crazy def. Shannon Moore at 6:02
Scott Steiner def. Bryan Clarke at 3:41
Natural Born Thrillers def. Filthy Animals at 9:37
Cal Anderson def. Mike Awesome via DQ at 7:08
Kevin Nash def. Ric Flair at 12:12
Confirmed Matches for Starrcade:
WCW World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Jarrett © vs. Booker T
WCW United States Championship: Lance Storm © vs. Mike Awesome (Tables Match)
Credit to Crazian for the match banners. He also made the siggy banner, but I've said that before, me thinks.