Re: WCW 2001- The Trio Ownership
World Championship Wrestling- Wednesday Nitro
The Wednesday Nitro opening video and theme song plays, followed by a quick video of the main event from last week. The video quickly highlights Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner working together to take out Booker T, but Ric Flair making the save. The video ends, and the pyrotechnics go off to kick off the second Wednesday Nitro on NBC!
Tony Schiavone: Hello ladies and gentleman, and welcome to the second edition of WCW Wednesday Nitro on NBC! I’m Tony Schiavone,
Mike Tenay: And I’m Mike Tenay.
Schiavone: And you, ladies and gentleman, are about to experience an action-packed hour of professional wrestling, done the right way, the World Championship Wrestling way.
Tony Schiavone is cut off by the music of Jeff Jarrett all of a sudden, and The Chosen One comes out onto the entrance stage. His music cuts out as he starts walking down the entrance aisle, and is replaced by the music of “Big Poppa Pump” Scott Steiner. Scott Steiner walks down the entrance aisle, Midajah by his side. Both men are in their wrestling gear already for the scheduled main event tonight. Jarrett is in silver and blue trunks, and has on a “Slap Nuts” t-shirt. Steiner is in his black tights, and has his medieval head plate draped on his head. Jarrett gets into the ring first, and takes a microphone from ring announcer David Penzer. Steiner then gets into the ring with Midajah, and the two stare into the jeering crowd. Finally, Jarrett begins to speak, although he is looking quite disgusted.
Jeff Jarrett: Ugh, Big Poppa, Midajah, I don’t about the two of you, but I am getting sick to my stomach having to see these in-bred slap nuts here in the Cajun Dome.
Jarrett is immediately cut off by an overwhelming amount of boos from the crowd.
Jarrett: Hey, don’t hate me because I’m from part of the south that doesn’t believe in incest relationships!
Jarrett is booed even louder by the Lafayette crowd.
Jarrett: But you know what makes me even more sick to my stomach? The fact that the two greatest wrestler’s in this lousy company’s history are standing in the ring right now, but neither man is holding the WCW World Heavyweight Championship!
The crowd boos Steiner and Jarrett again, but then start chanting “Booker T”.
Jarrett: Yeah slap nuts, that’s the slappy that should have lost the belt at Slamboree to Scott Steiner. That’s the slap nut who would have lost to Big Poppa Pump at Slamboree if it was a one-on-one singles match. The slap nut whose name you hicks chant, is the slap nut who should have lost the WCW World Heavyweight Title to me last week on Nitro. That’s the slap nut that did lose to me last week!
The crowd boos even louder for Jeff Jarrett. They obviously don’t like Jarrett claiming to be the World Champion, and disrespecting Booker T.
Jarrett: Last week, I had Booker T’s shoulders pinned to the mat, one-two-three, but Randy Anderson slow counted me.
The crowd jeers Jarrett again, knowing that it was not a slow count at all, Booker T simply kicked out of the Stroke.
Jarrett: But I’m going to be honest; it is not Randy Anderson’s fault Jeff Jarrett or Scott Steiner isn’t the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. It’s not The Chosen One’s fault. It’s not Big Poppa Pump’s fault. I blame one man, and one man only, for Booker T still be the WCW World Heavyweight Champion. I blame Ric Flair.
The crowd immediately jeers Jarrett for his outlandish claim, only to then start chanting “Asshole, Asshole”.
Jarrett: It’s true; Ric Flair is the man to blame! Last week, he had to make himself feel important, and interfere in my match against Booker T. Scott Steiner had every right to be involved in that match; he was the next number one contender. Ric Flair, however, had no business in that ring. Ric Flair was simply down in that ring to try and look important, and hold The Chosen One down.
The crowd starts jeering Jeff Jarrett yet again.
Jarrett: There’s no need to boo me for stating the facts! Nature Boy, you’ve been trying to hold me down ever since I came to WCW, and it’s pretty obvious you’re still trying that today. Ric, you can try all you want, but realize this: I am the Chosen One. I’m in the prime of my career, where as you’re over the hill. Ric, my place is in this wrestling ring. Your place, is in a Charlotte nursing home.
The crowd jeers once again at Jarrett. Double J is tired of the crowd it seems, handing the microphone to Scott Steiner.
Scott Steiner: Shut the hell up!
That draws an instant heel reaction from the crowd.
Steiner: Yeah, that’s what I thought. Booker T! You punk ass bitch *bleeped* you’ve been holding onto my title for far too long now! At Night of Champions back on March 26, you got one hell of a fluke victory over the Big Bad Booty Daddy. At Slamboree, I kicked your ass from here to Timbuktu, but you still found a way to escape with my Title. Booker T, you and I, and even The Chosen One here, plus all of my freaks, know that it should have been me facing you for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship last week. And that brings me to you, Eric Bischoff. Who in the hell do you think you are, Bischoff!? Do you think you can just screw Big Poppa Pump over you slimly little shit? *bleeped* I’m The Genetic Freak! The Big Bad Booty Daddy! Big Poppa Pump! I could break you in half!
Steiner pauses, the ‘roid rage apparently getting to him as a vein in his head starts to stick out.
Steiner: Eric Bischoff, it seems like you’ve gone downhill. Back in 1996, 97, 98, 99, you were the man. Eric Bischoff, you ran World Championship Wrestling, and you ran it into the ground. You ran it into the ground with a little thing called the New World Order.
The crowd immediately breaks out into a mixture of boos and cheers fro the mention of the NWO. Apparently, the faction is still a hit.
Steiner: And the nWo could have ran WCW to the ground, but you became a weak old fool, Bischoff.
Jarrett: You couldn’t beat Ric Flair. You had the chance to get rid of The Nature Boy two and a half years ago, but you were a wimp. And now, The Nature Boy is still in this company. So really Eric, I blame you for Ric Flair still being in WCW.
Steiner: But now, me and The Chosen One here are gonna take matters into our own hands. We’re gonna take some names, and kick some asses.
Jarrett: It’s time to get the WCW World Heavyweight Title on a legitimate champion, and weed out the old and pathetic like Ric Flair.
Both: We’re taking over this promotion, and making it our own!
Jarrett’s music hits, and the two men and Midajah walk backstage, jawing with the crowd all the while.
Segment Rating: 83%
Tenay: What a message sent by Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner!
Schiavone: Professor, Big Poppa Pump and The Chosen One are two of the most dangerous men in WCW. With these allied together now to try and take out Booker T, Ric Flair, and run WCW, this could only mean bad things for WCW.
Tenay: Well if Scott Steiner and Jeff Jarrett are going to try and “take over”, then they are going to have to beat the team of Booker T and Ric Flair tonight, in the main event!
Schiavone: That will be a monster of a match, but ladies and gentleman, we’re going to have to take a commercial break Coming up next, however, the battle between KroniK and the Filthy Animals rages on when Bryan Clarke takes on Konnan! Stay right here, on the number one channel for professional wrestling, NBC!
Bryan Clarke (w/Brian Adams) vs. Konnan (w/Billy Kidman and Tygress)
Ugh, this match was not too pretty. KroniK can work was an efficient tag team together as heels, but when in a singles match, especially against a wrestler like Konnan, things are too pretty. Clarke and Konnan spent the first couple moments of the match brawling, with Konnan gaining the early advantage. Brian Adams got involved however, tripping up Konnan. This led to Kidman and Adams exchanging words, and Clarke controlling over Konnan. It was brawling galore for Clarke and Konnan for the next two minutes as the former Adam Bomb pummeled the crap out of Konnan. K-Dawg ended up on the offensive soon after, and started to gain momentum with the Rolling Clothesline. Brian Adams feared the worst I guess, as he ended up getting into the ring. Konnan turned to face him, but got met with the Big Boot to the face! Konnan wins by disqualification. Billy Kidman is quick to help his partner out, grabbing a steel chair and getting into the ring. Kidman swings away, cracking Clarke in the back, and just missing Adam’s head. Kidman and the steel chair force KroniK to flee the ring, and back up the entrance aisle, their tails between their legs. The Filthy Animals stand tall, celebrating, and exchanging words, or in this case, shouts, at KroniK.
Konnan def. Bryan Clarke at 3:49 by DQ (Brian Adams int.)
Star Rating: ¼ * (68, 71, 63)
Schiavone: KroniK once again tried to assault a member of the Filthy Animals, but thankfully, a Filthy Animal was there to have his amigo’s back.
Tenay: Things really seem to be heating up between KroniK and the Filthy Animals after their attack on Rey Misterio Jr. at Slamboree. But Tony, we still don’t know why KroniK attacked one half of the Cruiserweight Tag Team Champion!
Schiavone: We don’t know why yet, but next week, ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund will interview KroniK, and find out why they attacked the Filthy Animals at Slamboree! And ugh, Professor, you know what’s coming up next. How about you announce it?
Tenay: Coming up next, in what promises to be a disgusting moment, Lance Storm will have the ceremony for his inauguration as the Canadian National Champion. Things will definitely be interesting go say the least when that ceremony goes down, so don’t miss it. Stay tuned to Wednesday Nitro!
Canadian National Champion & United States Champion
When Wednesday Nitro returns, the ring is set up for the “ceremony”. There is a pedestal in the center of the ring, and has the Canadian Flag as its design. The Canadian National Championship Belt is on a stand next to the pedestal. The Canadian National Anthem then starts to play, and Lance Storm comes out to that, instead of his usual music. Lance is of course, in his wrestling gear, but has the Canadian flag drapes over his shoulders, as he walks down the aisle. Lance has flash cards in his hands, and when he gets into the ring, he hands them to David Penzer to read off of. Storm takes the microphone from Penzer, however, before Penzer can speak.
Lance Storm: This is the official ceremony of the crowning of the Canadian National Championship! So if I could be serious for a moment, I would like to have everyone please rise while I step onto the pedestal with the Canadian National Anthem playing.
The anthem starts playing, but the crowd simply stays in their seats, booing Lance Storm. Storm simply ignores them, stepping onto the pedestal, a proud smile on his face. The anthem gets about half way finished, when the music of Hugh Morris hits! Hugh Morris sprints down to the ring, and dives under the bottom rope into the ring. Storm hops off the pedestal and the two men begin to slug it out with another, wildly tossing right hands. Hugh Morris quickly gains the advantage, and sends Storm into the corner with a whip. Hugh charges and connects with a running avalanche! Storm staggers out of the corner, and gets sent over the top rope to the outside with a Morris clothesline! Hugh grabs a microphone from David Penzer, and the Canadian National Championship off of the stand.
Hugh Morris: Lance Storm, you can take this stupid Canadian Title, shove it straight up your ass! *bleeped*
Hugh Morris throws the Canadian National Title out of the ring, and at Lance Storm.
Morris: You can be the Canadian National Champion all you want, but you did not win that title at Slamboree! At Slamboree, the only title on the line in the match you screwed me out of, was the United States Title! However, you refused to fight for the US Title; you forfeited your spot in the United States Title Tournament! So therefore, everyone in the Cajun Dome is looking at the real United States Champion already, Hugh Morris!
The crowd starts cheering for Hugh Morris, who lifts up his shirt to reveal the United States Title Belt wrapped around his waist! The cameras momentarily focus on Morris celebrating with the US Title, until the cameras cut backstage.
Segment Rating: 70%
The Enforcer Cautions The Nature Boy
The cameras cut backstage to the locker room of Ric Flair. Flair is sitting down on a chair, lacing up his boots. Ric Flair isn’t alone, however, Arn Anderson is in the locker room too. The two are apparently in mid-conversation.
Arn Anderson: Look, Ric, I know you’re probably the greatest wrestler to step into the ring today, but you’re gonna have to watch yourself out there tonight. Bt not even just tonight, though, every single night. Jeff Jarrett, Scott Steiner, they’re gunnin’ for ya.
Ric Flair: Hey, Double A, don’t worry man, it’s going to be fine. Jeff and Scott are just power-hungry. They realize me and Booker T are the top two guys in WCW right now, and they can benefit the most from taking us out.
Anderson: Ric, they seem hell bent on taking you out. You have got to watch yourself out in the ring, and make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew.
Flair: Haha. Arn, when I have ever bitten off more than The Nature Boy could chew?
Arn and Flair look at each other, share a smirk, and slightly laugh.
Flair: On second thought, Double A, don’t answer that.
The twp share a laugh again. The smile from Anderson’s face diminishes soon after, however.
Anderson: I’m being serious though, Ric. You got lucky at Slamboree when you beat Jarrett; you saw how he manhandled you in the match and then afterwards. Tonight, him and Steiner could do the exact same thing. I mean, I’m worried about ya, brother. I’d be out there with you to try and help, but what good am I? I pose no real threat anymore.
The smile from Ric’s face has diminished as well. He stands up, and pats Double A on the shoulder.
Flair: You’re still the Enforcer to me, Arn. And tonight, Double A, Booker T and The Nature Boy are going to go out to that ring, and kick the crap out of Big Poppa Pump and The Chosen One! WOOO!
Arn Anderson and Ric Flair laugh and start t converse about the “old days” as the scene fades to commercial.
Segment Rating: 96%
When Wednesday Nitro returns, the camera cut to the announcer’s table.
Schiavone: Hi and welcome back to Wednesday Nitro, everybody. Coming up next will be a great cruiserweight extravaganza when Chavo Guerrero Jr. takes on Crowbar, but before we get into that, Professor, let’s talk about what we just witnessed.
Tenay: Let’s, Tony. It seems that Ric Flair’s best friend, “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson is back in World Championship Wrestling, and it looks like he came back to warn Ric Flair. Double A probably knows Ric better than anyone in Ric’s life, and Double A would know when Flair has bitten off more than he can chew. If Slamboree was any indication, then Ric Flair may have definitely bitten off more than he can chew.
Schiavone: This alliance between Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner is a dangerous one, Mike, so Ric Flair definitely will have to watch his back tonight, and every night from now on, if he is one of the primary targets of Jarrett and Steiner!
Chavo’s music hits, bringing about the next match.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. vs. Crowbar
The two cruiserweights put on the best 4-minute match you can get, but sadly, no one seemed to care. The crowd was either taking a piss break and getting refreshments, or just could care less about the cruiserweights. Schiavone and Tenay didn’t care either, talking more about the alliance between Steiner and Jarrett, and the upcoming main event, which will apparently directly follow this match, no commercial break. But hey, since there was, ya know, a match, let’s talk about it! Crowbar shows that while Crowbar may be a jobber in WCW, Devon Storm is one hell of a mat wrestler. Crowbar and Chavo go hold for hold and work on the mat for the opening minute and a half of the match, picking up several near falls along the way. Crowbar seemed to be out wrestling Chavo possibly, but a thumb to the eye by Chavo got him the advantage. Guerrero basically squashed crowbar from here on out, but kept it entertaining, hitting a couple of hurricanrana’s, as well as a tilt-a-whirl head scissors and tilt-a-whirl back breaker. Pressed on time, Chavo quickly ends the match, pinning Crowbar after a Gory Bomb.
Chavo Guerrero Jr. def. Crowbar at 3:53
Star Rating: ** ½ (79, 63, 95)
After the match, Chavo quickly makes his way backstage, as does Crowbar. No commentary hype or anything, Ric Flair’s music hits, starting the main event.
Booker T and Ric Flair vs. Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner (w/Midajah)
The main event starts quickly, as it seems they’re pressed for time. However, Nitro still has about thirteen minutes left on-air, plus a commercial break. Oh well. Anyways, the match is average at best. This could have been a great match is Scott Steiner would have stayed on the ring apron for almost the whole entire match, but he ended up working most of the match. The heels traditionally dominate most of the match, working over Ric Flair. Steiner and Jarrett pulverize Flair, just simply beating him down like there’s no tomorrow. During this time, we get a split-screen of the match on half, and Arn Anderson watching on the other, shouting out encouragement to Flair from the backstage. The heels dominate Flair up until the six minute mark, and beating him straight through a commercial break. Flair finally makes a hot tag to Booker T after hitting a desperation low blow.
Booker T cleaned house after getting the tag, knocking down both Steiner and Jarrett multiple times. After knocking each man down about seven times, Booker starts breaking out the trade mark moves, hitting Jarrett with the Harlem Side Kick, and Scott Steiner with the 110th Street Slam. Flair then gets a tag, and the two faces work over both the heels in the ring. The legal men, Jarrett and Flair, brawl in one corner, and Booker T and Steiner brawl in the other. Booker T ends up tossing Steiner to the outside, where he continues his brawl with him. In the ring, Jarrett blocks a Flair vertical suplex with a thumb to the eye, and then hits a quick bull dog. Double J makes a cover, but it is only a two. Jarrett is furious by this, so he grabbed Flair to his feet and whipped him right into referee Nick Patrick, taking him out. Jarrett jawed with the fallen Patrick, telling him not to “cheat” The Chosen One. Double J jawed too long with Patrick however because when he turned around to face Flair, he got planted with a quick DDT. Flair then looked to lock in the Figure 4 quickly, but Flair got jumped from behind by Mike Awesome! Mike Awesome just came out through the crowd and hit Flair from behind with a double sledge. Awesome pummeled Flair with right hands, and then nailed him with the Awesome Bomb! Awesome went to the outside of the ring, and he decked Booker T from behind as well with a double sledge. Patrick started stirring to his feet, just in time for Jarrett to hit Flair with The Stroke to get the pin fall victory!
After the match, Mike Awesome and Scott Steiner attacked Booker T on the outside, while Jarrett assault Flair on the inside of the ring. Jarrett gave Flair another Stroke, while Scott Steiner gave Booker T an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the concrete floor! The heels continued their assault on the faces, as Steiner clamped on the Steiner Recliner to Booker T, and Jarrett threw Flair to the outside of the ring. Awesome scooped up the fallen Flair, and drug him over to the announcer’s table. Tenay and Schiavone took flight, just as Awesome gave Flair and Awesome Bomb through the announcer’s table! Mike Awesome and Scott Steiner then get back inside the ring with Jeff Jarrett, as well as Midajah, and celebrate their victory and attack on Flair and T.
Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner def. Ric Flair and Booker T at 8:13 (Jarrett pins Flair)
Star Rating: * (89, 94, 79)
Schiavone: This is absolutely disgusting!
Tenay: Mike Awesome hasn’t been seen in a WCW ring for about four months, but he has returned here tonight in a big way, Awesome Bombing Ric Flair through our announcer’s table!
Schiavone: Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner want to try and take over WCW, and it seems like they just gained a huge weapon to help them do it in Mike Awesome! But ladies and gentleman, we are out time! Be sure to tune in next week to Wednesday Nitro right here on NBC! Goodnight everybody!
Overall Rating: 82%
TV Rating: 2.25
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World Championship Wrestling 2001 - The Trio Ownership
This was The Trio Ownership; I did it a long time ago, for a long time. T'was a good ready, I think. People liked it and stuff.