Re: WCW 2001- The Trio Ownership
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Donald W. Reynolds Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 24, 2001
Tony Schiavone: Ladies and gentleman, hello, and welcome to Wednesday Nitro! I am Tony Schiavone, and alongside me is ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay!
Mike Tenay: Thank you, Tony, and we all know tonight will be a big night because we are only four days away from our next pay per view extravaganza, Halloween Havoc!
Tony Schiavone: That’s right and that is why you will see nWo members Curt Hennig and the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Chosen One’ Jeff Jarrett, teaming up with the WCW North American Champion Lance Storm to take on ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson, and the one and only, Sting!
Mike Tenay: That’s right, and also, the WCW Tag Team Champions Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire team with ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner to take on the nWo trio-unit of KroniK and ‘The Career Killer’ Mike Awesome! And furthermore, Hugh Morris takes on Big Vito, and Teddy Hart and Jack Evans, the new wrestlers in the Hart Family, will make their in-ring debut against ‘The Insane Luchadore’ Super Crazy and the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, ‘Suga’ Shane Helms!
Title Hype And Shots
‘Sprach Zarathursta’ hits the sound system, and Tulsa, Oklahoma gets rowdy for ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric! Flair struts out onto the entrance stage, for once not actually in an Armani suit. Nope, tonight he’s already in his wrestling gear; blue trunks and blue robe. Naitch walks down the entrance ramp to the loud chorus of cheers, before getting into the ring and receiving the mic from ring announcer, David Penzer.
Ric Flair: Tulsa, Oklahoma… WOO!
Ric Flair: You know Tulsa, tonight, is a good night for The Nature Boy! Because tonight, good ole Naitch can proudly say… he’s the number one contender!
Ric Flair: Because of my victory last week, The Naitcha’ Boy is going to be ridin’ in to Halloween Havoc, stylin’ and profilin’ like no other, and kick the crap out of Jeff, WOO, Jarrett! And become, the NEW, WCW World Heavyweight Champion!
Yay, cheers from the crowd.
Ric Flair: Jeff Jarrett, last month at Fall Brawl, you weaseled your way to victory to steal that Title off of Booker T, but come this Sunday, the 16-time Champion ain’t gonna let ya weasel out! You may think you’re the Chosen One, Jeff, and you may think you’re the best thing in wrestling today because you’re a member of the nWo, but let me inform you of something, Jeff… you’re not! I am! The, WOO, Naitcha’ Boy! Space Mountain may not be the newest ride in the park, but everyone still lines up to get a ride, Jeff! And at Halloween Havoc, Space Mountain’s gonna be ridin’ high! Jarrett, you and me, we both know we hate each other. Over the past year, we’ve been allies, hell, we’ve been friends! But we’ve also become bitter rivals. We’ve wrestled our guts out against each other! We’ve tried to break bones, give out concussions! We’ve bled at the hands of each other! We’ve fought in steel cages! But one thing always remains the same, Jeff! Ric Flair is better than Jeff Jarrett! The Nature Boy always defeats The Chosen One! And at Halloween Havoc, the challenger will beat the champion!
Flair pauses, and the crowd applauds the legend.
Ric Flair: However, before I can continue, I need to say something about last week. While The Nature Boy is incredibly excited to be walking into the main event at Halloween Havoc, I can’t help but feel there should be someone else in that match with me. And that one man, is ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner. Scotty Steiner, last week, I’ll give ya credit where credit’s due; ya should have beat me. You had the chance, but you kept trying to finish me off more and more, and it cost ya because Mike Awesome screwed ya over. Ya would’ve won, Scotty, but that’s just how the game works sometime! However, I’m man enough to say you got screwed last week, and you had me beat! And that’s why after I win the WCW World Heavyweight Title this Sunday, I will give you the first Title shot against me! But I won’t wait around for it either! Next week, you versus me, for the WCW World Heavyweight Title!
The crowd breaks out into cheers for the possible match.
Ric Flair: However, after that Scotty, whether I win or lose, it doesn’t matter. After that match next week, I want you to be a team player. I want you to join me! I want you to join Sting! I want you to join WCW in the fight against the New World Order! Because Scotty Steiner, WCW needs you! Without you, we may not be able to fight the New World Order, and win. But with Big Poppa Pump fighting with us, we can win! We can kill off the nWo once and for all! So Scotty, there you have it! I’ll give you the Title shot, but you have to join the fight. It’s up to you Big Poppa… it is up to you.
Flair pauses, and paces the ring momentarily. After a few moments, he continues.
Ric Flair: That… that is next week. Now it is time to focus on tonight, and this Sunday! Tonight, I’m going to be teaming up with two of my buddies, ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson, and the legendary… the one and only… The Stinger, Sting! And tonight, it’s time for Lance Storm, Curt Hennig, and Jeff Jarrett to take a beating from the boys of WCW! Jarrett, tonight in the main event, is going to be nothing short of an appetizer for Sunday! Tonight, I’ll beat you in this ring, one, two three, or slap on the Figure Four and make you tap out! No matter what I do, it will be exactly what I do at Halloween Havoc! But when the time comes for our match in four days, I will inflict so much more pain that you will see why tonight is going to be nothing compared to this Sunday! Jeff, it’s time you get a rude awakening. You’re no WCW World Heavyweight Champion, and this Sunday, I’m going prove it by taking the Title! So this is for you Jeff… I will win the WCW World Heavyweight Championship this Sunday at Halloween Havoc. So choke on that slap nut!
The crowd pops as Flair smirks at the ending of his promo, ripping off Jarrett’s catch phrase. As the crowd continues to cheer, ‘Sprach Zarathursta’ hits once again, and Flair leaves for the back.
Tony Schiavone: Professor, this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, it will certainly be one heck of a match between Ric Flair and Jeff Jarrett for the WCW World Heavyweight Title!
Mike Tenay: Indeed it will, Tony! These two men have been going at it for months now, and now this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, they will lock horns again, but this time, for the most prized possession in the world, the WCW World Heavyweight Championship!
Tony Schiavone: And Ric Flair certainly seems to be the favorite coming into this match if you ask me. He defeated Jarrett back at Slamboree in an excellent match, as well as defeating him in a steel cage match last month on Nitro!
Mike Tenay: Hopefully the wins can keep rolling for Ric Flair, Tony! However, we have to take out first commercial break of the evening, but coming up next, you will see the in-ring debut of the Flying Harts, Teddy Hart and Jack Evans, against ‘The Insane Luchadore’ Super Crazy and the WCW Cruiserweight Champion, ‘Suga’ Shane Helms! Don’t go away!
When Nitro comes back on, the Flying Harts are finishing their entrance to the ring, their theme a rip off of the old Hart Foundation theme. Helms and Crazy are already in the ring, ready for the debut match of Teddy Hart and Jack Evans.
Flying Harts vs. Shane Helms and Super Crazy (w/Sugar Babies)
So Teddy Hart and Jack Evans finally get to make their in-ring debut in WCW, and they certainly don’t disappoint in this one. Now granted, they were wrestling against Helms and Crazy, two of the best cruiserweights on the roster, but hey, let’s give them the ego boost. The match was mucho spot fest, as all four men did their best to get the Tulsa fans going early on. All four men got involved with the spots, but towards the middle of the match, the pace slowed down a bit so the Flying Harts could work over Shane Helms. However, the Flying Harts gained a solid advantage after Teddy Hart hit a running 360 flip drop kick. As the Flying Harts grinded down on Helms, the crowd started to lose interest, but after a Shane Helms Nightmare On Helms Street to Teddy Hart, the crowd got back into it, and even more so after the hot tag was made to the Insane Luchadore. Super Crazy came into the ring on fire, hitting several right hands and dropkicks to the young duo of Hart and Evans. Crazy continued his reign of terror, eventually hitting a brain buster to Hart, and a twisting springboard elbow from the second rope. Shane Helms got back into the ring and set Hart up for the Vertebreaker, but the newest Hart family member rolled out of the dangerous maneuver, low blowed Helms, and tossed him from the ring. As Crazy went up to the top rope for just one Moonsault, Hart climbed to the second turnbuckle and hit Crazy down low from behind. As Crazy stood dazed on the top turnbuckle, Hart lifted Crazy up into the air on his shoulders, and climbed down to the canvas. Jack Evans then made his way to the top turnbuckle, leaped into the air, and knocked Super Crazy down to the canvas with a spinning corkscrew, spinning his body around 630 degrees! Crazy crashed to the mat, and Evans made the cover to score the successful, albeit somewhat cheap, victory!
Winners: The Flying Harts at 8:55
Tony Schiavone: The Flying Harts may have had an impressive debut match in WCW, but the way that match was won is just not right!
Mike Tenay: Indeed. Teddy Hart and Jack Evans showcased their extraordinary high-flying capabilities tonight, but they had to cheat to defeat the WCW Cruiserweight Champion and his partner, Super Crazy.
Tony Schiavone: And I’m sure if Hart and Evans didn’t cheat, Super Crazy and Shane Helms would have picked up that victory tonight!
With the ring now cleared, the Mexican-esque music hits, bringing out the Luchadore, Rey Misterio Jr. As the crowd continues to give Misterio a lukewarm reaction, Rey-Rey walks down the entrance ramp, ignoring the fans. He hops into the ring, grabs a mic from David Penzer, and shoves him to the floor. Oh, what a heel!
A Feud To Let The Matches Do The Talking
Rey Misterio Jr.: So Billy… just four more days. Four more days until Halloween Havoc, when I finally prove to the world that I am the better man, and you, are nothing more than a nobody. Kidman, I carried your ass for years, but now, even after I kicked your sorry ass to the curb, you still loom in my shadow. I’m trying to be on my own, but damn it, you still have to leech to my success! When are you going to realize that you are nothing!? You are a no body! I am a star; not you!
Misterio pauses, furious. However, the crowd isn’t caring all that much. Thankfully, ‘Not A Kid, Not A Man’ hits, and Billy Kidman comes charging down the entrance ramp to a pop. Rey drops the mic, ready for action, which is shocking since he has no advantage this time. Kidman dives into the ring under the bottom rope, and lunges at Misterio right away. He tackles him to the ground, and starts laying into him with right hands. Kidman is a house on fire, laying into his former friend, but Misterio is able to shove Kidman off of him. Kidman rolls to his feet, and charges the fallen Misterio again. However, Rey-Rey has already had enough, and rolls out of the ring and flees up the ramp for safety. In the ring, Billy Kidman stands on the ropes, yelling at Misterio that on Sunday, he was his at last! As Misterio and Kidman stared another down, commentators hyped up the match.
Tony Schiavone: There is no more running for you this Sunday, Rey Misterio Junior! You ran at Fall Brawl, but now, running away doesn’t help! There are no count-outs this Sunday, at Halloween Havoc!
Mike Tenay: And that is a stipulation Billy Kidman is happy to have in this match! Former friends, now bitter foes; Billy Kidman and Rey Misterio collide at Halloween Havoc!
Tony Schiavone: I cannot wait for that match, Professor, nor what is still to come here on Wednesday Nitro! It’s going to be a great night, so ladies and gentleman, stay tuned!
As Nitro returns, we’re on the Nitro Vision…
Big Poppa Pump In The House!
…with ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund standing by ‘Big Poppa Pump’ Scott Steiner and his bitch, Midajah! The crowd immediately goes into split reactions for Steiner, some cheers and jeers. Steiner lightly bounces on the toes of his feet, ready for action.
Gene Okerlund: Scott Steiner… tough break last week…
Okerlund cuts off as Steiner glares into the eyes of Mean Gene. Steiner, in all of his ‘roid range, snatches the mic, and shoves Okerlund off camera. Steiner looks down at Mean Gene in disgust, and then carries on with his interview.
Scott Steiner: Yeah, screw you Gene! How about you shut the hell up!? Last week was bull*shit* and you freakin’ know it! Last week, I kicked the crap out of Ric Flair’s old wrinkly ass, and if it wasn’t for that stupid pile of pig*shit* Mike Awesome, I’d be the one getting to stomp Jeff Jarrett’s face in this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, not Ric freakin’ Flair! Mike Awesome, the little stunt you pulled last week, was crap! You want to cheap shot me in my God *damn* matches!? You want to put me through a God *damn* table!? Well screw you! I’ll frickin’ kick your stupid ass!
Steiner pauses, as Okerlund starts coming back into the shot. Big Poppa Pump spits at Okerlund, and then uses his foot to shove him back out of view.
Scott Steiner: Now Mike Awesome, you and me, we’ve been havin’ some problems for the past couple weeks, all because you like to hit me from behind! And because of that, you and your little *bitch* Eric Bischoff think you’re better than me! Well guess what tough nuts? That’s bull*shit*! I’m Big Poppa Pump! I’m the Big Bad Booty Daddy! So Bischoff wants to put you and me in a tables match at Halloween Havoc, huh!? Well good for him! Awesome, yeah you’ve kicked my ass when I wasn’t looking, but this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, I’m going to drive your ass straight through a table! And after that, the Genetic Freak’s going to be putting his 100% focus back on the WCW World Heavyweight Champion, whether it is Jeff Jarrett, or Ric Flair.
Steiner pauses, and then continues.
Scott Steiner: And that brings me to you, again, Ric Flair. Nature Boy, I don’t like you! I think you’re a piece of *shit*! You’re old, overrated, obnoxious, and plain and simple, you’re past it! You shouldn’t be in WCW anymore, and I don’t give a *damn* what you say! You want me to join WCW in the fight against the nWo!? How about I take your offer, write it on paper, and use it wipe my ass with! At least that way it was some frickin’ value to me! WCW is a dead promotion! Ego’s like you, Sting, and many others ran this company into the ground! I don’t give a *damn* about WCW, nor the nWo! The only thing I care about in this God forsaken company is the World Title! And that’s how it is always going to be, Ric! Next week, I’ll fight you for the WCW World Heavyweight Title if you’re the winner on Sunday. If not, I’ll kick your freakin’ ass anyways Flair! But you know what, Midajah? I’m tired of running my God *damn* mouth! I’ve got a match next, so it’s time for Big Poppa Pump to kick some ass! So to all my freaks, Holla, If Ya Hear Me!?
Steiner flexes his muscles, and walks off as his music hits.
Tony Schiavone: Scott Steiner is on his way out to the ring, and his partners for this six man match, the WCW Tag Team Champions, Sean O’Haire and Chuck Palumbo, are already out here for this match against the New World Order members Mike Awesome, and KroniK, Bryan Clarke and Brian Adams.
Steiner marches into the ring, ignoring his partners, as ‘New World Order’ hits, bringing out their opponents, Mike Awesome, Brian Adams, and Bryan Clarke. Oh joy; six man tag action!
New World Order vs. Scott Steiner, Chuck Palumbo, & Sean O’Haire (w/Midajah)
Six Man Tag Match
Well, the first match, a great tag match. The second, not so much. Instead of high-flying action, we got heavy hitting, and slow, sluggish moves. Scott Steiner was clearly the stand-out for his team, starting the match off against Bryan Clarke, and doing a number on him with hard right hands before the ½ member of KroniK tagged out to his other KroniK pal, Brian Adams. Steiner tagged with Palumbo, and an intense slug fest ensued. Adams won, due to his size, and a thumb to the eye, and helped the nWo start to isolate Chuck Palumbo from Steiner and the other half of the WCW Tag Champions, Sean O’Haire. The heels dominated for most of the match, and even during the commercial break. However, things picked up for the face team around the five minute mark, as Chuck Palumbo was able to escape a Bryan Clarke Meltdown, sliding down Clarke’s back, and then dropping him with a diving reverse DDT. Clarke was able to tag out to Adams, and the hot tag was made to Scotty Steiner.
Steiner started laying into all three men with right hands, forearms, clotheslines, back body drops; the whole enchilada. Once the hot tag was made, it went all downhill for the nWo, as after the quick 1 on 3 attack for Steiner, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire came into to help beat down the nWo even further. Chuck Palumbo ended up hitting Bryan Clarke with a Jungle Kick, and Sean O’Haire decked Mike Awesome with a lariat. Clarke rolled to the outside, and Awesome was then knocked to the outside, over the top rope, by an O’Haire drop kick. Both of the Young Lions pursued, leaving Brian Adams to fall prey to a massive overhead belly-to-belly suplex. As Adams lay motionless on the canvas, the Steiner Recliner was locked on, and after a few simple moments, Brian Adams tapped out, giving Scott Steiner, and the Young Lions, the victory.
Winner: Scott Steiner & Young Lions at 7:03
Mike Tenay: Scott Steiner is a man on fire lately, Tony, and he just cleaned house on not only Brian Adams, but Mike Awesome and Bryan Clarke too!
Tony Schiavone: That is how you pick up momentum for a tables match on pay per view, Professor!
Mike Tenay: Very true, Tony, and Steiner is going to want that momentum! Mike Awesome knows the hardcore style of wrestling very well; he’s a former ECW Champion, as well as a veteran in Japan! He’s put many wrestlers through tables in his time, and he’d like to do it to Scott Steiner again this Sunday at Halloween Havoc!
Full attention goes to the Nitro Vision, as a video starts to roll.
Wonder what’s returning? Hah, this is WCW, so don’t get your hopes to high folks.
Voice Over: It is the most innovative match known to mankind
There are very quick flashes of silver in a darkened background.
Voice Over: 25 feet wide… 40 feet tall
More quick flashes are shown, this time of a large scale steel structure.
Voice Over: It is… the Super Cage
The three level, Super Cage, is shown in full.
Voice Over: An environment where only the strong survive
Mike Awesome is shown being thrown from the top of the second cage to the top of the first cage, as is a bloody Jeff Jarrett being slammed into the steel mesh.
Voice Over: But the survivor… gets the ultimate reward
Jeff Jarrett is shown holding the WCW World Heavyweight Title high, and even though they never participated in the match, so are Booker T, Hulk Hogan, Scott Steiner, and Sting.
Voice Over: The ultimate reward is achieved… at Mayhem!
White text of ‘The Super Cage Returns, November 18, On Pay Per View’ appears, and then fades out to end the video package.
When we return, the announcer’s are ready to hype the video package rolled before the break.
Tony Schiavone: Welcome back to WCW Wednesday Nitro folks, and yes, the announcement made right before the break is true; the Super Cage is coming back to World Championship Wrestling!
Mike Tenay: Now the details are sketchy at this point, but we do know that WCW President Eric Bischoff was the man who ordered for the return of the Super Cage, and that the Super Cage will main event WCW’s pay per view in November, Mayhem. Mayhem will be held on Sunday, November 18, live from Bi-Lo Center, in Greensville, South Carolina! However, now we have to send you backstage where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with the man they call… Sting!
The Stinger Issues An Open Challenge
Cut to the back, and there is The Stinger, standing alongside ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund.
Gene Okerlund: Hello again, ladies and gentleman! I am currently standing by with the man who needs no introductions! He is the six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion, the man, the myth, the legend, Sting! And Stinger, tonight, you are going to be teaming up with your friend, the legendary ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, as well as ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson!
Sting: GENE-O! The Stinger is pumped! The Stinger is ready for his main event match tonight with Cal Anderson, and Ric, WOO, Flair! Because tonight, the Singer is going to have no problem kicking the crap out of Lance Storm, and those nWo punks, Jeff Jarrett and Curt Hennig! However, the Stinger is not happy about something else, Gene-O!
Gene Okerlund: And what’s that, Sting?
Sting: Halloween Havoc.
Gene Okerlund: Halloween Havoc? What about the pay per view this Sunday, Sting!?
Sting: Have you seen the card, Gene-O!?
Gene Okerlund: Yes, yes I have.
Sting: Then you know I’m not on it! How is it that the six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion is booked in the main event tonight, but when it comes time for a pay per view, the Stinger is not booked!? Huh Bischoff!? Are you afraid that if the Stinger gets some spotlight, he’ll make you look like a chump!? Don’t want the Stinger to get the opportunity to take out your beloved nWo stars!? Well Eric, you got what you wanted. This Sunday at Halloween Havoc, Sting will not be wrestling anyone from the New World Order. However, the Stinger will still be on the card! Because right now, I am issuing an open challenge to anyone and everyone, to face the Stinger at Halloween Havoc in a match! Because I don’t care when I wrestle, or who it is against, but at Halloween Havoc, it is going to be show time folks! Owww!
As Sting finishes his promo with his hands cupped around his mouth, Sting then leaves the interview area. As Okerlund looks shocked at Sting’s open challenge, the camera’s cut back to the broadcast table.
Tony Schiavone: Whoa! That is big, Professor! The Stinger is not going to be hold down by Eric Bischoff, and he is making it known! Open challenge at Halloween Havoc this Sunday!? He could face anyone!
Mike Tenay: And at this point, I don’t think it matters to Sting! The Stinger is just fed up with Eric Bischoff, and all of the New World Order! He just wants to release his frustrations, and wrestle anyone!
‘Can You Dig It, Sucka!?’ hits the sound system, and as the crowd starts to cheer, Booker T comes out onto the entrance ramp. The Booker Man is dressed in his best tan khaki dress slacks, and a white dress shirt, as well as shades. Booker stops, does his pose, and has pyro shoot off behind him.
Sucka, Let’s Hype Our Match… Brother!
Booker T continues to make his entrance down the ramp, and then gets into the ring. David Penzer hands him a microphone, and he holds it to his mouth, ready to speak. However, the crowd is still cheering, so he must wait for them to quiet down. After a few moments, they do, and Booker starts.
Booker T: Jus’ four days sucka’s! Jus’ four more days until Halloween Havoc. N’ then, n’ then Booka’ T gets his hands on Hulk Hogan!
The crowd immediately starts cheering, anticipating the big match.
Booker T: At Halloween Havoc, it’s gonna be muh time fo’ some payback! Las’ month, at Fall Brawl, Hogan, ya’ screwed me; ya’ screwed me good! We all thought you’s was a part of Dubya See Dubya, but naw, ya’ had us all fooled. Ya knocked muh ass out cold with the Leg Drop, and showed yo’ true cola’s! N’ it’s because of you, Hulk Hogan, that I’m no longa’ the Dubya See Dubya Worl’ Heavyweight Champion! Jeff Jarrett didn’t have a snow balls chance in hell o’ beatin’ me, or any memba’ of Team Dubya See Dubya in da’ War Games las’ month! Jeff Jarrett, he a punk ass bitch! N’ ya know what!? So are you Hogan!
The diss results in cheers from the crowd, and Booker just simply nods his head along to the cheers.
Booker T: Hogan, lets face it. Yo past it! Ya’ joined the N-Dubya-O ‘cuz ya needed to have the numba’s backin’ yo up all da’ time! Ya’ needed the help of Eric Bischoff ta’ stay on top, ‘cuz ya know, ya can’t keep up with Ric Flair, Sting, n’ most of all, me! Hogan, ya’ had yo’ time in the spotlight, but now, now Booka’ T is the icon of this sport! I’m the best damn wrestla’ in dis industry, not you! N’ this Sunday, I’m a gonna prove it to ya’!
The crowd cheers, as Booker T again nods his head to the cheers. However, Booker’s face suddenly shoots up towards the stage and the crowd starts to boo as ‘Voodoo Child’ by Jimi Hendrix blares throughout Tulsa. Hogan comes out onto the entrance ramp, equipped in his full nW gear (shirt, black jeans, black & white boas, bandana, and shades). Hogan has a mic in hand, removes his sunglasses, sticking them into his pocket. He strokes his artificially-colored mustache, and then starts to speak, amidst the light boos from the crowd still.
Hulk Hogan: Now hold on just a second, dude! ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan was sittin’ in the back, jack, listenin’ to ya run your mouth, and I couldn’t help but hear some bull crap! Booker T, I don’t know who the hell you think you are, but lemme tell ya somethin’ brother, you’re no icon! You’re the farthest thing from it! You’re nothing but ghetto street trash, who belongs in prison, jack!
Hogan smirks as the crowd boos the disgraceful comments. In the ring, Booker is livid.
Hulk Hogan: Booker T, I’m ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan! I’m the biggest icon this industry has ever seen, and you, you’ll never even be good enough to carry my jock strap! At Fall Brawl last month, yeah, I kicked your ass in the War Games, and even if I didn’t, you still would have lost your Title! You held that belt for a lousy six months! Me, I’ve held Title’s for years! You, you faced competition for the first time, and you folded under the pressure, jack! And that’s why at Halloween Havoc, I’m going to kick your ass, brother!
Hogan pauses, as the crowd boos. Booker T and Hogan stare another down, Booker’s eyes pierced with hatred. However mad he is, Booker stays silent, letting Hogan continue to insult him.
Hulk Hogan: Booker, just face the facts, jacks! I’m an 11-time World Champion! I’m a major movie star, and the pioneer of the wrestling industry, brother! You, you’re nothing but a former second-rate champion, who couldn’t keep up with the big boys, the real talent of Dubya See Dubya! So Booker T, watcha gonna do brother!? Watcha gonna do when ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan runs[/I]
Booker T: I’ll tell ya’ what I’m a gonna do, *bitch*!
The crowd explodes into cheers as Booker T cuts off Hogan
Booker T: I’m a gonna tell ya what I’m gonna do, Hulk Hogan! At Halloween Havoc dis Sunday, I’m a gonna march down inta’ dis ring, n’ I’m gonna whoop yo ass! It’s gonna be a long night fo’ ya dis Sunday, Hogan, ‘cuz I see a lot o’ Harlem Side n’ Axe Kick’s, some Book End’s, n’ just ‘cuz I hate ya’ dat badly, maybe a Harlem Hangova’! Dat’s what I’m a seein’ in yo future! So Hogan, watcha gonna, brotha’!? Watcha gonna do when Booka’ T runs wild on you!?
The crowd explodes into cheers, but Booker still has the mic up to his mouth.
Booker T: …SUCKAAAAA!
The crowd bursts into cheers again as Booker slams the mic to the canvas, and his music hits. Booker gets onto the second turnbuckle, and raises his arm in victory, all while staring down Hogan. Hogan looks at Booker T menacingly on the entrance ramp, both men showing complete hatred for another.
Mike Tenay: Tony, these two men have had their talking time, but come this Sunday, it’ll be time to put up or shut up! Hulk Hogan and Booker T collide this Sunday, at Halloween Havoc!
Tony Schiavone: And Halloween Havoc is going to be a great pay per view, Professor! Not only do we have Booker T versus Hulk Hogan, but Jeff Jarrett defends the WCW World Heavyweight Championship against Ric Flair, Mike Awesome and Scott Steiner collide in a tables match, and the WCW North American Title will be contested in a triple threat match featuring champion Lance Storm, Cal Anderson, and Curt Hennig!
Mike Tenay: Plus, Rey Misterio Jr. takes on Billy Kidman in a no count-out’s match, the Flying Harts, Teddy Hart and Jack Evans, make their pay per view debut against the WCW Cruiserweight Champion Shane Helms and Super Crazy, and the Young Lions, Chuck Palumbo and Sean O’Haire defend the Tag Titles against KroniK!
Tony Schiavone: All that, plus Sting takes on, well, who knows, in an open challenge!
Mike Tenay: Halloween Havoc is going to be a great pay per view, so be sure to contact your local pay per view provider to order the bound to be excellent pay per view! However, we have to take another commercial break!
Tony Schiavone: But don’t go away because coming up next is another pay per view quality match, Hugh Morris versus Big Vito!
…I just had to say it…
When Nitro returns, Hugh Morris is already in the ring, as is Big Vito, who has Johnny The Bull in his corner. Before the match starts, the tension between the Mamalukes is briefly discussed. Okay, now match time.
Big Vito (w/Johnny The Bull) vs. Hugh Morris
Heh, gotta love a rather meaningless filler match! But let’s be blunt; the rest of the show is full hype for Halloween Havoc, and there is a minor storyline going on with the Mamalukes, so it isn’t entirely filler. The match was nowhere near special, and the announcers spent time hyping the Halloween Havoc match, and the apparent tension between Big Vito and Johnny The Bull as of late. Morris and Vito brawled around the ring for around six minutes, accomplishing much of nothing. In the end, Morris seemed to be getting the advantage, so Johnny tried to interfere. The Bull went for a clothesline, but Morris ducked, and Johnny decked his own partner, Vito! JTB was tossed from the ring, and Big Vito ended up eating a power bomb, and then the No Laughing Matter moonsault to give Morris the victory. After the match, Morris left the ring and celebrated, while both members of the Mamalukes were left arguing in the ring. The two once again got in each other’s faces, and exchanged heated words. Johnny The Bull ended up sitting at Vito, only for Vito to deck him with a hard right hand! Doug Dillinger ended up separating the two then before anything else could be done.
Winner: Hugh Morris at 6:33
Tony Schiavone: Whoa! The camel’s back has been broken, Professor!
Mike Tenay: Big Vito and Johnny ‘The Bull’ Stamboli have been at each other’s throats for the past month now it seems, and after The Bull just inadvertently caused Vito his match against Morris, the two have finally snapped! We’ll have to continue to follow this story over the next few weeks here on Nitro, but for now, we have to send you backstage, where ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund is standing by with the reigning WCW North American Champion Lance Storm!
Simply The Best
Cut to the back, and this is Lance Storm, dressed and ready for his main event tag team match, and North American Title belt around his waist. Okerlund is still in his penguin suit, ready to interview the focused Storm.
Gene Okerlund: Hello again everybody, I am still ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund, and this time, I am standing by with the current North American Champion, Lance Storm! Lance, in just a few moments, you will be teaming up with the current WCW World Heavyweight Champion, ‘The Chosen One’ Jeff Jarrett, and one of your opponents for this Sunday, Curt Hennig! What are your thoughts for this match!?
Lance Storm: Gene, if I could please be serious for a moment, I’ll inform you on the matter at hand. To be honest, I’m not too thrilled with this match. I don’t like my opponents one bit, and I don’t see how this match plays to my advantage at all! I am a Champion of this company, but I get treated like crap to be frank! I trust Jeff Jarrett as far as I can throw him, and Curt Hennig is no friend of mine. But nevertheless, they are my partners for tonight, so I have to respect them, and their wrestling abilities. I understand the New World Order is a prominent faction here in WCW, and I don’t want to end up their enemy. But at the same time, Gene, I am here in WCW to prove that I am the best damn wrestler in this industry because that’s who I am. I am Lance Storm, best overall wrestler in the world. Whether I am showing that to everyone by wrestling against the New World Order, teaming with them against legends like Ric Flair and Sting, or even being a part of the nWo; it doesn’t matter! I know my task, and I am going to prove it!
Gene Okerlund: How are you feeling about your triple threat match this Sunday at Halloween Havoc for the WCW North American Title!? Are Curt Hennig and Cal Anderson going to be too much for you to handle!?
Lance Storm: Gene Okerlund, your ignorance is pathetic. Did you not listen to a word I just said!? I am the best wrestler in the world today! Nothing is too much to handle for me! Cal Anderson and Curt Hennig, they are both great wrestlers, but they have not experienced what I have experienced. They have not trained like I have trained. And they are not as talented, as I am. The bottom line is, Lance Storm is just too damn good compared to Curt and Cal. Now Cal, I know you almost beat me last week, but this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, I am going to prove to you that you would not have gotten the victory, and that I am the better wrestler! But now, now it is time to stop the talking, and start, the wrestling!
Storm abruptly leaves the interview area, heading to the ring.
Gene Okerlund: Well there you have it folks! That’ll wrap things up for me, so I will see you all this Sunday on pay per view, at Halloween Havoc! The main event is up next ladies and gentleman, so stay tuned to Wednesday Nitro!
When Nitro returns, Lance Storm has already made his entrance, now standing in the ring. ‘New World Order’ hits, bringing out Curt Hennig, the WCW World Heavyweight Champion Jeff Jarrett, and the WCW President, Eric Bischoff to a chorus of boos. The three men stalk down to the ring, poking fun at the fans all the while. They get into the ring, and ‘Enforcer’ hits, bringing out Cal and Arn Anderson to cheers. They get halfway down the ramp when ‘Seek And Destroy’ by Metallica hits, bringing the fans to their feet for Sting. Sting joins the Anderson’s at the entrance ramp as ‘Sprach Zarathursta’ hits the sound system, and the fans just continue to get louder as Ric Flair comes out onto the entrance stage, sans entrance robe. He struts down to the three men on the entrance ramp, and then sprints past them into the ring, with Sting and Cal right on his heels. The three dive into the ring, and it is BONZO GONZO to start off!
Jeff Jarrett, Curt Hennig, & Lance Storm (w/Eric Bischoff) vs. Ric Flair, Sting, & Cal Anderson (w/Arn Anderson)
Six-Man Tag Match
Like I said, it was BONZO GONZO to start off a wild main event, as Jarrett brawled with Flair, Cal slugged it out with Storm, and the Stinger exchanged right hands with Hennig. The faces all ended up getting the advantage, and eventually knocked their opponents out of the ring, leaving them to regroup. While they did so, the faces cheered and taunted in the ring, keeping the crowd red hot for the main event. The opposition stalled for the next minute or so, but things ended up settling back down, and Lance Storm stepped into the ring, ready to duel with ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair. The two men engaged in a series of chain wrestling, and while the crafty Flair was ready to reverse any lock or hold Storm applied, the Canadian superstar was too much for Flair, putting on the weirdest holds known to man. After a somewhat quick sequence, Flair ended up being taken down to the mat by Storm, where the technical wizard continued to work his technical style of attack on the legend. As the match rapidly approached the five minute mark, the first pin came after Storm had successfully pinned Flair’s shoulder to the mat while applying an odd hold.
It was a rather easy kick out for Flair, but the superiority of Lance Storm has clearly been proven. Storm continued to work over Flair, this time bringing him up to his feet, and dropping him with a vertical suplex. A tag was made to Curt Hennig, and the former AWA World Champion started to work over Flair as well, keeping him grounded with simple holds, as well as heavy stomps. The game plan had become quite clear for Jeff Jarrett and his team; isolate and weaken Ric Flair. Lance Storm went along with the tactic, and the three ‘heels’ (Storm isn’t really a heel anymore) isolated Flair from his teammates for the next four to five minutes, despite Flair almost making the hot tag numerous times, keeping the crowd red-hot. However, before Flair could, Jarrett or Hennig were sure to prevent that from happening, wanting to keep Flair as weak as they could make him for Jarrett this Sunday at Halloween Havoc. As Jarrett tried to work over Flair’s knee during the isolation period, The Chosen One ended up getting too cocky, taking too long to taunt the crowd, and allowing Flair enough time to recover, and successfully low blow Jarrett and make the hot tag to Sting, before Jeff or Hennig could even realize what had happened!
Sting stormed into the ring, ready for action, and immediately charged Jeff Jarrett, who was still the legal man. Sting knocked Jarrett down several times right away, causing Curt Hennig to come into the ring. Sting went to work on him too, hitting several right hands, but Jarrett was able to recover, and a 2-on-1 looked to be in the near future for the Stinger. However, ‘The New Enforcer’ Cal Anderson came to the rescue, coming into the ring damn near killing Hennig with a stiff lariat. The immediate entrance of Anderson in the ring made Storm enter as well, and the two men immediately broke into a wild brawl in the ring. Sting and Jarrett went to work against each other in the middle of the ring, while Storm and Cal did their bit in the corner, just wildly slugging away at another. Sting got the upper hand on Jarrett, but the Chosen One fought back, connecting with a knee to the gut after a thumb to the eye. Hennig recovered as well, and after seeing Jarrett in control, ran over to take out his Halloween Havoc opponents, Cal Anderson and Lance Storm. As Cal and Lance continued their slug fest, Hennig snuck up on the two, pushing Cal from behind, and sending him over the top rope to the outside of the ring. As Hennig looked at Storm and smirked, Storm leveled him with a Super Kick!
The fans erupted as Storm nailed his own partner, causing Hennig to get knocked down to the canvas and roll to the outside of the ring near Cal. As Anderson and Hennig both got to their feet, Jarrett whipped Sting into the ropes. Sting bounced off the ropes, only for Ric Flair to make a blind tag. Meanwhile, Lance Storm looked to fly, running and diving over the top rope, and then hitting a beautiful somersaulting senton on both Anderson and Hennig, knocking all three men down onto the concrete floor, and sending the fans into even louder cheers. In the ring, Jarrett hit Sting with another knee to the gut on the rebound, and went for the Stroke. However, before he could hit his finisher, Ric Flair snuck up on the Chosen One, turned him around, and hit several stiff knife edge chops (equipped with the chants of ‘Woo’ from the crowd). Jarrett backed into the corner, but Flair followed, while Sting recovered. Flair lit Jarrett up with stiff knife edge chops, but then backed away suddenly. Jarrett let out a deep breath of joy, only to be squashed by the flying Sting; Stinger Splash! Jarrett staggered out of the corner into the center of the ring, and was easily hit with the Stroke, by Ric Flair! The crowd cheers as Flair hits Jarrett with his own finisher, and then makes the cover, getting the 1, 2, 3!
Winners: Ric Flair, Sting, & Cal Anderson at 13:44
Tony Schiavone: That could very well be the sight we see this Sunday at Halloween Havoc, folks! Ric Flair pinning Jeff Jarrett!
Mike Tenay: But if Flair does it this Sunday, he’ll be a 17-time World Heavyweight Champion! And that is a very plausible scenario at this case ladies and gentleman! But I am sorry to say, we are out of time!
Tony Schiavone: However, before we go, I must urge you all again to please order Halloween Havoc on pay per view, this Sunday! Halloween Havoc will air live at 8 PM, Eastern Standard Time, from Greensville, South Carolina! Contact your local pay per view provider to order!
Mike Tenay: Until then, I am ‘The Professor’ Mike Tenay,
Tony Schiavone: And I am ‘The Voice of WCW’ Tony Schiavone,
Mike Tenay: See you all at Halloween Havoc!
When An Empire Falls - The Tale of World Championship Wrestling
Szumi's back, but not in black - back in BTB! And yeah, I know, he's doing WCW again - so unoriginal.
2008 - Best PPV - Starrcade
2008, 2007, & 2006 - Best Promo Writer
2007 & 2006 - Best Promo(s)
2007 - Most Creative
2007 - Best Feedbacker
2006 & 2007 BTB World Cup - Top Overall Scorer
2007 BTB World Cup - Booker of the Tournament
Only Person to Ever Score Perfect Score in a Tournament
BTB Hall of Famer
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.