Re: Universal Wrestling League
UWL 'SLAM!' WRESTLING - EP. 123 - CASPER, WY - CASPER EVENTS CENTER - 5-28-13 (Live)
(Announcers Steve Stack and Joe Pedicino welcomed viewers and then ran down the program: Ken Patera vs. Firm Director Ted DiBiase; an interview with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper; Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match - Winner gets the World Tag Team Title shot at 'Thunderstruck': The Nasty Boys vs. The Anderson Bros. vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link; JJ Dillon and Wahoo McDaniel are here; Handicap Match: Awesome Kong vs. Mad Maxine & Ashley Cartier; DDP and Buzz Sawyer make an appearance and announce if Blair can wrestle at 'Thunderstruck' in the six-man tag or if they'll have to select a substitute partner; Rip Oliver vs. Lex Luger; Non-Title: Rick Steiner (PC) vs. David Schultz; another 'Thunderstruck' PPV Update; and more!)
(In-ring: The Firm made their way to the ring to the strains of 'Money' by Pink Floyd. Usual mixed crowd reaction.
DiBiase was in a ring jacket, tights and boots. Schultz was in his ring attire and the rest of the group was wearing street clothes. Hall and Nash had the tag belts slung over their shoulders. Once in the ring, the group soaked in the crowd reaction. DiBiase, Nash and Rhodes all had mics.
Nash: "Tonight, Scott Hall and 'Big Sexy' find out who will be their opponents at 'Thunderstruck'! Who will it be?! Will it be the Anderson brothers?! Will it be The Nasty Boys?! Or will it be...Lord Humongous and The Missing link?!"
Crowd cheered the mention of Lord and Link.
Nash: "It doesn't matter who it is! We'll take care of 'em! We're not letting go of these titles! But, I have to admit, that I'm hoping Lord Humongous and Missing Link win! Those guys are a real problem as far as The Firm is concerned! They're the team that really pisses us off! We beat them and it's another team that we can toss out of the title picture and send a message to! And that message is that it's bad to mess with us! Those two ogres need to have some common sense beaten into them! And Hall and Nash are the guys who can do it!"
Hall took the mic.
Hall: "I couldn't agree more, Big Kev! Even though we'll run roughshod over the team we have to face no matter who it is, Lord Humongous and The Missing Link deserve to feel our wrath more than any other team out there! I wonder if they even know that when they messed with us they were signing a warrant to have their asses kicked! Could you imagine Link and Humongous as the champions?! There would probably be bites taken out of these belts if they got them! Do they even know what these titles mean?! They mean you're the best tag team on the entire planet! You people don't want a couple of belt eaters to be the champs, do you?! We want them in a match to drive home the point once and for all that you don't screw with The Firm! They'd be much better off if they just went back to the cave they emerged from during some cataclysmic event thousands of years ago and light fires by rubbing two sticks together and drawing stupid looking wall art! If those guys became the champs it would set tag team wrestling back millions, if not billions of years, man!"
Rude took the mic.
Rude: "You know, I don't have an opponent for 'Thunderstruck'! But there's one guy I'd like to get my hands on in the ring! And that's the man who was the first man Ted DiBiase signed up to be part of his elite organization! He started out real good for us! But over time he showed he just didn't have what it took to be a member of The Firm! That man is Ken Patera! How about it Ken?! You and the 'Ravishing One' in Seattle on June 9th?! After you lose to Ted DiBiase tonight, you can lose to another member of The Firm at 'Thunderstruck'!"
Adonis got on the mic.
Adonis: "Lex Luger! We're just 12 days away from our little fight at 'Thunderstruck'! I can't wait! I want the next 12 days to fly by! Because I'm gonna tear those pretty boy looks and that muscleman body of yours apart and I'm gonna show everyone that my ring smarts and ring skills trump your power wrestling! Luger! You're gonna feel what it's like to be in a fight in Hell's Kitchen and you're not gonna like it one bit! The New York tough guy vs. the Florida pretty boy! You all need to pony up the money for the pay-per-view to see just how ugly it's gonna get for Mr. Luger!"
Schultz took the mic.
Schultz: "I've got a match with President's Champion Rick Steiner tonight! However, it's non-title! Rick, I know you're litening to this, boy! Why don't we make this match a little more interesting?! Let's make our match...no disqualification! Anything goes, son! The rules go right out the window! And, to make things even more interesting than that, if I beat you tonight, I get a President's Championship match at 'Thunderstruck'?! What do you say, Ricky?! You man enough to do that?!"
Rhodes: "Arn Anderson. In the biggest match we've ever had with each other...'Stardust' prevailed. I knew it was gonna happen. You see, it is the destiny of The Firm to win the UWL World Title! That is the title of titles; the belt of belts! I wasn't gonna be denied! And now, I've got Roddy Piper for all the marbles at 'Thunderstruck'! Piper! You've successfully defended the big gold against two members of The Firm already! But look around! There's seven of us and only one of you! You are now facing a non-stop assault from us! We're coming at you from every direction imaginable! You can only stave off the inevitable for so long! And I'm gonna make a prediction right now! Dusty Rhodes becomes the new UWL World Champion in 12 days! Schultz and Rude wore you down! Now it's time for someone to take advantage of you in a weakened state! We don't care how we have to get the title! We want that title in The Firm's control because the World Title is power! It forces the UWL to have to play ball with us! And The Firm only plays hardball! But even after I beat you and become the new World Champion, The Firm will not stop it's all-out assault on you! Piper, you are the UWL's franchise player! You're the man! So not only are you gonna lose the World Title to The Firm; you're also gonna be toppled from your position as the UWL's top star! And then there will be a void that needs to be filled! And you're looking at the men who will fill it!"
Ted: "Dusty! I am counting on you at 'Thunderstruck'! That belt has to become the property of The Firm! I know that you're a man who can back up what he says! I'm holding you to your promise, Dusty!"
Rhodes: "You'll have your belt, Director DiBiase."
Ted: "That's what I wanted to hear. But I want to focus on tonight right now.
"Poor Ken Patera! He's such a bitter man! He couldn't cut it as a member of The Firm and last week he lost to Dusty Rhodes in the tournament to see who would get the World Title shot at 'Thunderstruck'! Patera then went and begged for this match tonight between he and I! You got your wish, Ken! But you know that they say?! Be careful of what you wish for! Hahahaha! You're one of the leaders for the UWL in their war with us! And just like last week, you'll suffer another personal blow at my hands this week! Patera! You're facing the Director of The Firm! I'm the man who signed you and I'm the man who ordered you booted from the group because you couldn't hack it! This match will be one of the biggest setbacks for the UWL side so far! You want to beat me, Ken! You want to destroy me! But I'm not gonna let that happen!"
Crowd popped as Arn Anderson walked out on the entrance stage in street clothes with mic in hand.
Arn: "Ted, your man Dusty may have won the tournament last week; but you're the man who won it for him."
Arn: "Here's something to refresh your memory."
Video aired from last week of DiBiase blasting Arn while wearing his fingerless black glove and knocking Arn senseless and making Arn easy prey for Dusty to finish off.
Arn: "What's done is done, Ted. I'm not getting that World Title shot now. And it's all thanks to you."
Ted: "You're welcome, Arn. Is there anything else I can do for you?"
Arn: "I'm glad you asked. There is indeed something else you can do for me, Ted?"
Ted: "And what would that be?"
Arn reached into his back pocket and brandished a folded up, stapled set of papers.
Arn: "I've been talking with President Watts. This is a contract. My signature's already on it. Now, all you have to do is sign it and we've got a match with each other at 'Thunderstruck'."
Ted: "Arn, I don't know why you want to keep torturing yourself by tangling with The Firm. It seems to turn out bad for you so often. But, when I get backstage I'll sign the contract. And when all is said and done, you're gonna be the man who wished he'd never signed it! Hahahaha!"
'Money' started to play when ring announcer Lee Marshall got up on the apron with mic in hand.
LM: "Before The Firm leaves the ring, I've just gotten word that President Watts has agreed to the stipulation for the Schultz-Steiner match that if Schultz beats Steiner in the non-title affair then Schultz will get a President's Championship shot at 'Thunderstruck'. However, he said the match will not be no disqualification. And, Ken Patera has agreed to face Rick Rude at 'Thunderstruck' as well."
'Money' started to play again and The Firm left the ring to the usual mixed crowd reaction.)
(Announcers discussed The Firm talk segment and Watts making Rude vs. Patera for 'Thunderstruck' and adding the stip that if Schultz beats President's Champion Steiner in their non-title match tonight then Schultz will wrestle Steiner for the belt at 'Thunderstruck'. Said the Handicap Match: Awesome Kong vs. Mad Maxine & Ashley Cartier was next!)
(Video aired from last week of Kong destroying Luna in a match and Madusa coming out and attacking Kong and Kong laying Madusa out.)
Match 1 (Handicap Match)
Awesome Kong (w/ Slick) vs. Mad Maxine & Ashley Cartier
(Cartier and Maxine came to the ring to a modest ovation.
'Cry Of The Vatos' by Oingo Boingo played over the p.a. system and Kong and Slick came to the ring to fairly strong boos. Slick was in a suit and wearing his trademark fedora.
Announcers pointed out that Maxine and Cartier had to tag out to each other.
Kong started off the match dominating Cartier. Kong could have ended the match quickly, but instead threw Cartier back into her corner. Cartier tagged in Maxine. The larger Maxine gave Kong more of a battle but Kong then took control and was able to hoist 6'+ Maxine in the air and blast her with the implant buster (aka, lifting double underhook facebuster). Kong covered Maxine and didn't even bother to hook the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell.
WINNER: Kong - Pinfall - Kong pinned Cartier with the Implant Buster - 3:49)
(After the match: After the ref raised Kong's hand in victory, Kong turned to leave the ring as Cartier got in the ring to check on Maxine. Slick pointed and ordered Kong to take out Cartier as well. Cartier was knelt down beside Maxine as Kong came up behind Cartier and pulled Cartier to her feet by her hair. Cartier screaming. Kong chokeslammed Cartier. Kong then picked up Cartier and blasted Cartier with the implant buster. Slick was cheering her on from the floor. Crowd popped as Madusa, in street clothes and carrying the Women's Title, came charging to the ring. Madusa got in the ring and came up behind Kong and bashed Kong across the back fo the head with the title. Belt shot stunned Kong. Madusa tossed the title aside as Kong spun around and Madusa started firing away on Kong with punches. Kong fought back and the women were brawling in the ring. UWL security hit the ring and, after a brief struggle, was able to separate the two. One UWL security member held Madusa as Madusa was swinging and kicking at the air in an attempt to get free. Slick was also in the ring and keeping Kong back. Madusa broke free from the security member's grasp and she jumped on and started hitting...Slick. Crowd popped as Slick covered up. Security restrained Kong and was able to pull Madusa off Slick. Security finally got Madusa out of the ring and were leading her back up the aisle. Slick got a hold of the Women's World Title and the r.a. mic.
Slick: "Madusa! You forgot something, ba-by!"
Slick held the title up. Madusa looked back and saw it and tried to break through security and get to the ring and get the belt but she was restrained.
Slick: "Hey! I got an idea! I'll just give the title to Awesome Kong since she's gonna be the next UWL Women's World Champion anyway!"
Slick handed the title to Kong and Kong held it up with one hand as a furious Madusa looked on from the aisle. Madusa couldn't get past security to try and get the belt.
Slick: "I give y'all the NEW Women's World Champion...Awesome Kong!"
Slick raised Kong's hand in victory as a riled up Madusa could only look on before being hustled to the back by security.)
(Announcers discussed Kong winning the handicap match and another physical confrontation between her and Madusa. Hyped still to come: Ken Patera vs. Firm Director Ted DiBiase; an interview with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper; Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match - Winner gets the World Tag Team Title shot at 'Thundertstruck': The Nasty Boys vs. The Anderson Bros. vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link; JJ Dillon and Wahoo McDaniel are here; Rip Oliver vs. Lex Luger; Non-Title: Rick Steiner (PC) vs. David Schultz; another 'Thunderstruck' PPV Update; and more! Said DDP and Buzz Sawyer make an appearance and announce if Blair can wrestle at 'Thunderstruck' in the six-man tag or if they'll have to select a substitute partner next!)
(Video aired for the 'Deja Vu Presents: Thunderstruck' PPV - Sunday - June 9 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - 8pm E/5pm P - Tickets on sale NOW!)
(Video aired from last week where DDP and Buzz Sawyer came to the ring for their 6-man tag against Father Dutch, Grog and The Sacred Anvil and DDP announcing that their partner, Brian Blair, had been mysteriously assaulted in the back in an attack that was seen by no one and DDP and Buzz wrestling a handicap match against Father Dutch and his congregants and Saced Anvil pinning DDP thanks to outside interference by Father Dutch.)
(In-ring: Music-only version of 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' played over the p.a. system and out came DDP and Buzz Sawyer. They were in street clothes and DDP had a mic. They got a good ovation. When they got to the bottom of the ramp, DDP made the Diamond sign and did the 'Bang!' gesture as pyro went off on the entrance stage. On the way to the ring, Buzz barked and slapped hands with fans. DDP also did the hand slapping.
Once in the ring, Buzz ran around barking and the crowd barked back and DDP stood on the middle buckle and made the Diamond sign again and briefly played to the crowd before getting down to business.
DDP: "I have an update on the status of Brian Blair. As you know, Brian should be standing out here with me and Buzz. But, thanks to a mysterious attack backstage last week, Brian's lower back was injured. Brian visited a couple of specialists over the last few days and they both came to the same conclusion. Brian's injury is bad enough that he's gonna be on the shelf for a while. Now, for what I have to say next, I was really hoping that Father Dutch and his congregants could come to the ring."
After a brief pause, Father Dutch, The Sacred Anvil & Grog came to the ring. Father Dutch was in his priest's attire. The Sacred Anvil was in his Mormon missionary-style attire. Grog was in his silver and black mask and silver and black tights with silver crosses on the outside of each leg. Dutch and Anvil had mics. The trio got into the ring. They received a decent amount of boos.
FD: "So, Dallas. Did you call us out here because you are going to repent of your sinful ways and give your life over to me and become a member of my congregation?"
DDP: "That'll never happen in a million years, Father Dutch. If self-righteous twits like you are gonna be the ones occupying the kingdom, then I hope I'm sent in the other direction to live for eternity."
FD: "Don't mock the faith, boy. You will either be greatly rewarded or severely punished in the afterlife. And the way you're going right now, you're gonna suffer harsh punishment unless you renounce your wicked ways and let me guide you down the path of righteousness. Follow me, Dallas. Follow me."
DDP: "I didn't come out here to talk religion with you, Father Dutch. But this is a holy war. And Buzz Sawyer is one of my Crusaders against you. And guess what? The newest Crusader is here tonight. He will be our partner in the six-man tag match at 'Thunderstruck'. New Crusader! Come on down!"
'The Bird' by Morris Day and the Time played over the p.a. system. Crowd popped as out on the entrance stage walked Koko B. Ware in street clothes. Koko made his way to the ring and slapped hands along the way. He had a mic. Koko got up on the apron and started flapping his arms like a bird and fans responded in kind. Koko got in the ring.
Koko: "Crusader Koko B. Ware is reporting for duty, Crusader Dallas!"
The two shook hands and then Koko repeated the gesture with Buzz.
FD: "Koko B. Ware. The 'Birdman'. You know, the most famous 'Birdman' in history was a prisoner at Alcatraz. Was that you, Koko? Were you that 'Birdman'?"
Koko: "Father Dutch, are you trying to imply because I'm a black man that I'm a criminal?"
FD: "If the race fits, son... Actually, it's nice to see that a little color is going to be added to our match at 'Thunderstruck'."
Anvil: "Pardon me, Father Dutch. I think you mean a 'little colored'. A little colored is being added to the match. Hahahaha!"
Koko moved towards Father Dutch and his congregants and DDP restrained Koko.
DDP: "They're just playing mind games with you, Koko! Don't fall into their trap! That's just what they want you to do! You guys had just better pray that we show you some mercy at 'Thunderstruck', man!"
Koko: "Father Dutch! The Big Man in the Sky may be forgiving...but I ain't! In 12 days, I'm gonna personally minister to you in a way that you ain't gonna like!"
FD: "I don't see how you're gonna be able to 'minister' to me in the way you're threatening to."
Koko: "And why is that?!"
FD: "Because when throw a punch your lips will get in the way..."
Koko went to go after Father Dutch but DDP and Buzz now held him back.
DDP: "Father Dutch! You've really crossed a line! Prepare to have a can of righteous whoop-ass opened on you and your mindless followers at 'Thunderstruck'!"
The two sides stared each other down as the segment ended.)
(Announcers discussed the controversial confrontation between Father Dutch and his congregants and DDP, Buzz Sawyer and their new partner Koko B. Ware. Hyped still to come: Ken Patera vs. Firm Director Ted DiBiase; an interview with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper; Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match - Winner gets the World Tag Team Title shot at 'Thundertstruck': The Nasty Boys vs. The Anderson Bros. vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link; JJ Dillon and Wahoo McDaniel are here; Rip Oliver vs. Lex Luger; Non-Title: Rick Steiner (PC) vs. David Schultz; another 'Thunderstruck' PPV Update; and more! Said Rip Oliver vs. Lex Luger was coming up!)
(Backstage: Pres. Watts was standing in the hall and reading something on a clipboard. Rick Steiner walked up to him.
Rick: "President Watts, can I talk to you for a minute."
Rick: "You allowed my match with David Schultz tonight to be a match where if Schultz wins he gets a President's Championship shot at 'Thunderstruck'. But you're not allowing it to be a no disqualification match."
BW: "That's right. I just don't think it needs to be no disqualification."
Rick: "David Schultz is a member of The Firm. We're at war with The Firm. This needs to be a match where I can fight this guy tooth-and-claw. Like Roddy Piper said a couple of weeks ago, we need to attack these guys head on. A no disqualification match would serve that purpose. We need to fight The Firm at their own game. It will be survival of the fittest, which is what war is all about. It shows we UWL wrestlers mean business."
BW: "Since you put it that way, Rick, I'm gonna go ahead and make this a no disqualification match. Just make sure you have some guys watching your back because you know how The Firm likes to operate."
Rick: "I'll leave the doggie door open for the UWL boys just in case! Woof! Woof! Woof!")
Rip Oliver vs. Lex Luger
(As Oliver came to the ring to boos, video aired from two weeks ago where Rip triggered his re-match clause for a TV Title match against Hugh Morrus and Rip also challenging Hugh to add the stip that the loser must leave the UWL and Hugh accepting and Watts coming out and making the match official for 'Thunderstruck'.
Luger came to the ring to a solid ovation and slapped hands with fans on the way to the ring.
Short match and neither man could gain a firm advantage during it.
At the end of the match, Rip had just gained the advantage. After nailing Luger with some punches, Rip whipped Luger into the ropes and looked to catch Lex coming off with a clothesline but Luger ducked the move and came back and dropped Rip with a forearm smash to the head. Adonis, in his ring gear, hit the ring. Luger turned and saw Adonis and caught Adonis with a powerslam. Crowd popped. Luger signaled he was going to rack Adonis. Oliver recovered and came up behind Luger and hit Luger with a sitout rear mat slam. Oliver assumed the position to superkick Luger. This brought out Hugh Morrus, also in his ring gear but minus the belt. Hugh hit the ring, spun Rip around, nailed Rip with some punches, whipped Rip into the ropes and caught Rip coming off with his flying headbutt to the chest. Rip crashed to the mat near the ropes and rolled out of the ring and dropped to the floor. Ref called for the bell. Adonis had recovered enough to also escape from the ring to the floor. Luger had recovered and got to his feet and he and Hugh stood tall in the ring as the fans cheered.
DECISION: Match thrown out - 4:05)
(Announcers talked about Adonis and Morrus getting involved in the Oliver-Luger match. Hyped still to come: Ken Patera vs. Firm Director Ted DiBiase; an interview with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper; Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match - Winner gets the World Tag Team Title shot at 'Thundertstruck': The Nasty Boys vs. The Anderson Bros. vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link; Non-Title No DQ Match: Rick Steiner (PC) vs. David Schultz; another 'Thunderstruck' PPV Update; and more! Said an appearance by JJ Dillon and Wahoo McDaniel was coming up!)
(Video aired for the 'UWL on Tour': Fri. - June 7 - Boston, MA - Agganis Arena @ Boston Univ.; Sat. - June 8 - Springfield, MA - Massmutual Center; Fri. - June 21 - Manchester, NH - Verizon Wireless Arena; Sat. - June 22 - Kingston, RI - Ryan Center.
TIM HORTON'S PRESENTS: UWL 'CANADIAN CRUNCH' TOUR '13! Sun. - Jul 14 - Halifax, NS - Halifax Forum; Mon. - Jul. 15 - Montreal, QUE - Maurice Richard Arena; Tue. - Jul. 16 - Toronto, ONT - Ricoh Coliseum; Thu. - Jul. 18 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre; Fri. - July 19 - Edmonton, AL - Clare Drake Arena; Sat. - July 20 - Kelowna, BC - Prospera Place (Matinee Show); Sat. - July 20 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum (Evening Show). More info, visit: uwlslam.com!)
(Video aired showing clips from the last two weeks of Harley telling JJ he has to pick who he wants to manage, himself or Wahoo and JJ not rendering a decision; JJ costing Harley his match with Ken Patera later that night when JJ intentionally low-blowed Harley while Wahoo distracted the ref; and Harley getting revenge last week by coming out and low-blowing JJ while JJ was out managing Wahoo during Wahoo's tournament match with Rick Steiner. Race paid Wahoo back by distracting Wahoo which allowed Steiner to score the victory in the match.)
(In-ring: JJ and Wahoo came to the ring. Wahoo was in street clothes and JJ was in a suit. Both had mics. They were strongly booed.
JJ: "In case it hasn't become abundantly clear, Halrey Race is no longer a member of JJ Dillon Enterprises. Now, Harley Race is a hunted man by JJ Dillon Enterprises. Harley! Last week, you made two big mistakes! First, you attacked me in a completely unprovoked fashion! And, your attack on me distracted Wahoo in his tournament match and cost Wahoo a chance at getting another shot at Roddy Piper for the UWL World Title!
"You were never grateful for what I did for you, Harley! I made you a three-time President's Champion! I made you a World Tag Team Champion! But the only thing you had been doing recently was complaining! You whined because I was focusing my energies on guiding Wahoo to a second UWL World Title reign! And he would be the World Champion right now if you hadn't screwed up so bad and did what you were supposed to do at 'Spring Mayhem'! Sometimes, Harley, you can't always be in the spotlight! You needed to set that big ego of yours aside and be a team player! But you couldn't do it! You couldn't handle having to step back and let Wahoo have his moment! Oh no! Instead, you decided to offer me...me...an ultimatum! I could manage you or I could manage Wahoo; I couldn't manage both! How dare you try and tell me how to manage! In case you've forgotten, Harley, I am the manager of champions in the UWL! And you think you can put me on the spot and challenge my authority?!
"In your match with Ken Patera two weeks ago, you had to be taught that you never put the manager of champions on the spot! So I, along with Wahoo, devised a plan to cost you that match! And it worked to perfection! But you just couldn't accept it as a hard lesson learned! You had to attack me last week and destroy Wahoo's World Title chances in the process! That was the final straw! As I laid on the ground holding my nuts after you low-blowed me, I made the decision right then and there that you would never work for me again! The split is now official and the damage you have caused to our relationship, Harley, is now irreversible! You are a..."
Fair positive crowd reaction as Race, in street clothes, came out on the entrance stage. He had a mic. Race walked to the ring and got in. Wahoo glaring at Race.
HR: "First of all, JJ, you need to shut up!"
HR: "This was never about me stepping back and letting Wahoo have the limelight as he chased Roddy Piper for the UWL World Title! That's not a problem for me! I understood the aims and goals of JJ Dillon Enterprises! But, you went out of your way to humiliate me! I've had a great career! These fans know that! 8-Time World Champion! That says it all! Yet, you have me carrying yours and Wahoo's bags into the arena and the hotel! You have me shine your shoes! You treat me like I'm some jabroni at the bottom of the card! Every man has his breaking point, JJ! And when I made that ultimatum that you either manage Wahoo or me but not both of us, that was the beginning of the end of our relationship! You made it quite clear later that night when you two conspired to cost me my match against Ken Patera, a match that if I would have won would have put me in last week's tournament for the World Title shot at 'Thunderstruck'! Last week, I got a little payback!"
WM: "What you did last week, Harley, was cost me something that should have been mine! I should be the man facing Roddy Piper for the World Title at 'Thunderstruck'! Once again, Harley Race screws things up for me! This is unacceptable! Forget the World Title right now! Harley, you and me, we've got some personal business of our own to settle in this ring! I want you in a match at 'Thunderstruck'!"
HR: "I couldn't agree more! Getting you in the ring will..."
Ring Announcer Lee Marshall, standing on the floor, interrupted Race.
LM: "Excuse me, Harley! I have just gotten word that President Watts has said this match will take place at 'Thunderstruck'!"
WM: "Harley! Prepare to be taught a lesson in respect on June 9th!
HR: "Wahoo! You need to prepare for an old school ass-whipping! And after I finish with you, I'm gonna unleash my fury on him!" (Race pointed at JJ.)
JJ backed up and Wahoo stepped in front of him and Wahoo got in Harley's face as the two men had a nose-to-nose staredown as the segment ended.)
(Announcers discussed Race confronting Wahoo and JJ and the Race-Wahoo match being made for 'Thunderstruck'. Hyped still to come: Ken Patera vs. Firm Director Ted DiBiase; an interview with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper; Triple Threat #1 Contender's Match - Winner gets the World Tag Team Title shot at 'Thundertstruck': The Nasty Boys vs. The Anderson Bros. vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link; another 'Thunderstruck' PPV Update; and more! Said the Non-Title No DQ match was next!)
Match 3 (Non-Title No DQ Match: If Schultz wins he gets a President's Championship shot at 'Thunderstruck')
Rick Steiner (PC) vs. David Schultz (The Firm)
(Schultz came to the ring first to 'Money' by Pink Floyd. He got a mixed crowd reaction.
'Welcome To The Jungle' played over the p.a. system and out came Rick Steiner. Solid ovation for Rick. He had the title around his waist. Steiner made his way to the ring barking and slapping hands. Steiner then ran around ringside and barked some more and was slapping more hands.
As Rick was making his way around the ring, Schultz came off the apron and nailed Steiner with a flying clothesline. Steiner went down and the ref called for the bell to start the match. Schultz grabbed Steiner and slammed Steiner head first into the ringside barricade twice. Schultz then sent Steiner crashing into the ring steps. Steiner down in a heap. Schultz leaned over Steiner and yanked off the President's Championship. Schultz then started beating Steiner with the belt and then tossed it aside and grabbed Steiner and tossed Steiner into the ring. Schultz went for the quick cover. 1...2... Steiner kicked out. Schultz nailed the downed Steiner with some head shots and then snapped Steiner up and whipped Steiner into the buckles. Schultz charged at Steiner and nailed Steiner with a flying knee to the chest. Steiner hurting in the corner. Schultz went to nail Steiner with a running bulldog but Steiner shoved Schultz off and Schultz crashed to the mat. Both men down. Schultz and Steiner both got to their feet and Steiner nailed Schultz with a head shot and Schultz responded with an eye rake. Schultz whipped Steiner into the ropes and looked to catch Steiner coming off with a clothesline but Steiner ducked the move and came back and dropped Schultz with Steiner Line. Schultz got to his feet and Steiner blasted him with a second Steiner Line. Schultz got up next to the ropes and Steiner drove Schultz over the top rope down to the floor with another Steiner Line. Rick followed Schultz out to the floor. Steiner grabbed Schultz and slammed Schultz head first into the ringside barricade. Schultz turned around and Steiner grabbed Schultz around the waist and hit a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. Crowd popped.
Announcers re-iterated that this was a no DQ affair. Steiner grabbed Schultz and slammed Schultz's head into the announcers' table. Steiner then grabbed Schultz around the waist and rammed Schultz back-first into the ringside barricade. Steiner then backed up and charged at Schultz but Schultz moved and Steiner crashed into the ringside barricade. Schultz went over and reached under the ring and brandished a steel chair as Rick was extricating himself from the barricade. Schultz came up behind Rick and bashed Rick three times across the back with the chair. Steiner turned around and Schultz nailed Steiner in the head with the chair. Steiner went down. Schultz then drove the end of the chair into Steiner's throat. Nothing the ref could do. Schultz tossed the chair, grabbed Steiner and threw Steiner back into the ring. Schultz grabbed the chair and climbed up on the apron and then started climbing up to the top buckle as Steiner was getting to his feet. Schultz came off the top rope and attempted to hit Steiner in the head with the chair but Steiner instead caught Schultz with a gut shot. Schultz held on to the chair. Steiner on his feet but hurting. This gave Schultz a few precious seconds to recover and Schultz raised the chair and went to hit Steiner with it again but Steiner kicked the chair into Schultz's face. Schultz staggered backwards, dropped the chair and crashed to the mat. Ref tossed the chair to the floor. Steiner yanked Schultz up and slammed Schultz's head into the top buckle. Schultz turned around in the corner and Steiner laid into him with a series of head and body punches and then blasted Schultz with a running bulldog. Steiner slow in making the cover. 1...2...2-1/2... Schultz got a shoulder up. Crowd groaned. Steiner grabbed Schultz and whipped Schultz into the ropes and caught Schultz coming off with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Schultz crashed to the mat and rolled over next to the ropes.
Schultz got on all fours and Steiner kicked Schultz in the ribs a couple of times. Steiner grabbed Schultz and whipped Schultz into the ropes and looked to leapfrog Schultz coming off but Schultz's head collided with Steiner's groin. Steiner went down and Schultz went down to his knees. Schultz got up and went out on the apron and mounted the top buckle as a hurting Steiner got to his feet. Schultz came off the top rope and nailed Steiner with an elbow smash to the head. Steiner went down. Schultz covered Steiner and held the tights for the pin try. 1...2...2-3/4... Steiner kicked out. Crowd buzzing. Steiner started to get to his feet and was bent over and Schultz closed in and nailed Steiner with a running knee lift to the chest. Steiner snapped back and crashed to the mat. Schultz left the ring and reached under the ring and brandished a fire extinguisher. Steiner slowly recovering in the ring. Schultz got in the ring and turned to the crowd and raised the extinguisher over his head. Bad move. Steiner recovered and Schultz turned around and was greeted by a series of punches. The stunned Schultz dropped the extinguisher. Steiner whipped Schultz into the ropes and caught Schultz coming off with a Steiner Line. Schultz crashed to the mat. The dazed Schultz got to his feet and Steiner grabbed Schultz and hoisted him across his shoulders. Steiner nailed Schultz with the 'Steiner Driver' (aka, Death Valley Driver). Crowd popped. Steiner covered Schultz and hooked the leg. 1...2... No! Kevin Nash charged down to ringside, reached in the ring and grabbed the ref by the ankles and yanked the ref out of the ring to the floor. Ref landed on his feet.
Ref was on the floor having words with Nash. Steiner got up and went over by the ropes and was having words with Nash. Rude charged down to ringside and picked up the chair that had been used earlier in the bout. Rude climbed into the ring with the chair and was preparing to hit the distracted Steiner with it when the crowd popped as Ken Patera, in his ring attire, hit the ring and tackled Rude to the mat. Rude dropped the chair and bailed from the ring with Patera giving chase. Schultz recovering. As Steiner turned to go back to Schultz, Nash reached in the ring and pulled Steiner's legs out from under him. Steiner went down but got back up quickly as Nash climbed up on the apron. Ref distracted by Steiner and Nash. Steiner went over and had more words with Nash as Scott Hall hit the ring. Hall picked up the chair. Nash went to hit Steiner but Steiner blocked the punch and nailed Nash with a trio of punches. Nash was holding onto the top rope but the third head shot caused Nash to lose his grip on the rope and crash to the floor. Steiner turned around...WHAM!...Hall clocked Steiner over the head with the chair. Steiner crashed to the mat. Ref saw it but their was nothing he could do. Schultz, now recovered, high-fived Hall, then Schultz grabbed Steiner and blasted Steiner with the Redneck Death Drop (aka, Scorpion Death Drop). Schultz covered Steiner and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell. Ref raised Schultz's hand in victory.
WINNER: Schultz - Pinfall - Redneck Death Drop - 12:13)
(After the match: The Firm trio wasn't finished. Hall went out on the floor and pulled a table out from under the ring and slid it in the ring. Schultz stomped on the downed Steiner. Ref tried to get the trio out of the ring, but Schultz turned and dropped the ref with a punch. Nash recovered and got back in the ring as Schultz and Hall set up the table in the middle of the ring. Hall gestured for Nash to powerbomb Steiner through the table. Schultz and Hall looked on as Nash methodically went over and grabbed Steiner and was preparing to powerbomb Steiner through the table, the crowd exploded as Lord Humongous and The Missing Link charged to the ring. As soon as they hit the ring, Nash let go of Steiner and he, Hall and Schultz bailed to the floor before Lord and Link could get their hands on them.
Lord and Link looked down at Hall, Nash and Schultz as other UWL ref's came to the ring to try and restore some order. Hall, Nash and Schultz made their way back up the aisle as some garbage flew in their direction as Schultz defiantly raised his arms victoriously in the air during the walk back.)
(Announcers discussed Schultz winning the No DQ match over President's Champ Steiner and earning a President's Championship shot at 'Thunderstruck'.)
(Announcers intro'd video from last week of Pres. Watts confronting Greg Valentine about Valentine attacking Watts two weeks ago.
BW: "I've also got some personal news for Greg Valentine and his manager gary Hart! You guys get to this ring...NOW!"
After a brief pause, 'All Along The Watchtower' by Hendrix played. Out came Valentine and Hart. Valentine was in casual street attire and Hart was in a suit. The pair was roundly booed. Both had mics. They got in the ring as Watts looked at them with a look of fury.
Hart: "What's the reason you called us out here for? By the way, how's Steve Williams' ankle doing? Is it healing properly? I heard that Greg had mangled it pretty good."
BW: "'Doc' is getting better. He's on track to be healed up in a few weeks as expected. And when he does come back, Valentine, you're in serious trouble, mister. I know Steve; and I would not want to be Greg Valentine when he returns."
GV: "Whatever. If Williams comes back I'll be wrestling a gimp! That ankle will never be the same because it was hammer-ized!"
BW: "I'm not fining Valentine for what he did to me last week. But, if it wasn't for a great job by the UWL security team, I'd have a broken ankle also."
GV: "I could break it right now if you'd like. Then you and your pal Williams could form a tag team called The Gimps!"
BW: "I'm not fining you, Greg, because I've got another plan in mind for us. At 'Thunderstruck', I'm gonna be fighting for my good friend Steve Williams! Valentine, you and me are having a match! And you'd better pray that I don't lock you in the figure four because if I do, it might just be you who's leaving the ring with a broken ankle!"
GV: "Watts, that's music to my ears! I'm gonna thoroughly hurting you real bad! And it will all be sanctioned by the UWL Match-Making Committee! That means no fines, no suspensions! I'm gonna tear you up and it will all be offical!"
Valentine and Watts glared at each other momentarily and then Hart and Valentine left the ring as Watts looked on.)
(Announcers hyped Valentine vs. Pres. Watts for 'Thunderstruck'. Said Triple Threat #1 Contender's Tag Team match was coming up next!)
Match 4 (Triple Threat #1 Contender's Tag Team Match - Winner gets the World Tag Team Title shot at 'Thunderstruck')
The Nasty Boys vs. The Anderson Brothers vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link (w/ mgr. Dark journey)
(Back from commercial, the Anderson brothers and the Nastys were already in the ring.
Music-only version of 'Breaking The Law' by Judas Priest blared over the p.a. system. Crowd popped big-time when Lord, Link and Journey made their way out on the stage and down to the ring. Lord got on the apron, pounded his chest and pointed at the other two teams as Link slammed his head against the ring post three times. Lord stepped over the top rope into the ring and Link got in and stomped around and slammed his own head into the top turnbuckle.
Announcers pointed out that one man from each team was legally allowed in the ring during the match.
Ole and Gene were the Anderson team and Lars was out on the floor.
All three teams were doing their best to get the victory. Early in the match, Link had run at the ropes and was going to come off and try and hit a move on Ole when Lars reached up and pulled down the top rope and Link toppled over it and crashed to floor. Ref saw it, stopped the match and ordered Lars to head to the back. After a brief argument with the ref, Gene dropped to the floor and had a brief conversation with Lars and Lars finally left.
Ref re-started the match. All three teams had chances to win in the short affair. Wrestlers cost each other pins and saved their own partner from defeat by breaking up pins.
At the end of the match, Gene, Sags and Lord were the legal men in the ring. Sags hit a front powerslam on Gene and went for the cover near the ropes. 1...2... Ole reached in the ring and grabbed Sags by the ankles and pulled Sags out of the ring to the floor. Sags fell to the floor and Ole started putting the boots to him. Knobs dropped off the apron and went over and started brawling with Ole. In the ring, Lord grabbed Gene by the throat and chokeslammed him. Lars, who had been banished from ringside, came charging down the aisle and attacked Knobs. Lars and Knobs now fighting as Lord hoisted Gene in the air for his gorilla press slam behind his back. Lord dropped Gene and Gene crashed face first to the mat. Lord then hit the ropes and came off and nailed Gene with the diving splash to the back. Lord rolled Gene over and covered him. 1... Ole tried to climb back in the ring and break up the pin try but the now recovered Sags grabbed Ole and yanked Ole off the apron back to the floor. ...2...3! Ref called for the bell. Loud crowd pop as the ref raised Lord's hand in victory as Journey and Link got in the ring. Out on the floor, the fighting continued between the Nastys and Ole and Lars as Gene still recovered in the ring. The Nastys, Lars and Ole battled back up the aisle. Sags and Ole started fighting on the rampway and Lars and Knobs fought off to the side of the stage. A hurting Gene made his way back up the aisle as the fighting disappeared to the back.
WINNER: Lord & Link - Pinfall - Lord pinned Gene Anderson with a Diving Splash to the Back - 7:43)
(After the match: Lord, Link and Journey were still in the ring celebrating their win when Hall & Nash came out on the entrance stage. They were now in their ring attire. Both had mics and they received a mixed crowd reax. They were wearing the tag titles around their waists.
Nash: "Lord Humongous and Missing Link! You may not be able to understand anything other than gutteral caveman sounds, but we are so glad you won! We're looking forward to June 9th in Seattle! Because on that day you're gonna realize that messing with members of The Firm is the worst thing you've ever done! Dark Journey may need to translate what I'm saying to you guys with cave drawings, but Team De-Evolution is in for a major league hurting at 'Thunderstruck! Oh yeah! You're not getting these belts, either!"
Hall: "Dark Journey! Man, why don't you dump the love children of George 'The Animal' Steele and Lady Gaga there and align yourself with men who, you know, are fully evolved and living in the 21st century! Every member of The Firm lives in nice homes with things like heating and air conditioning, a microwave, big-screen TV and all the other modern conveniences! Why keep managing guys who swim in ponds, have no idea what a knife and fork are for, catch and eat their meals with their bare hands and wipe with rocks, leaves and bark?! The Firm is gonna be running this show one day, babe! How about it?! You wanna be part of the elite, Journey?!"
Journey took the r.a. mic from Lee Marshall.
DJ: "Would I like to join The Firm? Hmmm... I've got an answer for you? Do you want to know what it is?"
Hall: "Let's hear it, doll!"
Lord and Link left the ring and dropped to the floor and Journey hopped off the apron into Lord's arms. Lord grabed her by the hips and lowered her gently to the floor. Journey and her men made their way to the entrnace stage.
DJ: "I'll give you my answer. But first, you two have to close your eyes."
Nash: "I think Dark Journey wants to make it with a couple of 21st century dudes. Alright, let's do this."
DJ: "Ummmm... Pucker up, boys."
Hall and Nash did as told and Journey proceeded to slap both of them across the face. Hall and Nash reacted angrily and Lord and Link moved on the champs. A point-blank stand-off ensued between the two teams. Nash then slowly raised his mic to speak.
Nash: "That was not smart, Dark Journey! Now, at 'Thunderstruck', your boys are really gonna suffer!"
The two teams glared at one another for a few more seconds and then Hall and Nash coolly walked off as Journey kept her men calm.)
(Announcers discussed Lord and Link winning the 3-way tag match and earning the tag title shot at 'Thunderstruck' and the confrontation with champs Hall and Nash after the match. Said an interview with UWL World Champion Roddy Piper was coming up!)
(Backstage: Larry Nelson i'viewed Ken Patera.
Nelson asked Patera about tonight's match with former boss Firm Director Ted DiBiase.
KP: "Tonight, I get the opportunity to do what millions of people would like to do every day! I get a chance to beat up my former boss! Signing with The Firm was the biggest mistake of my life! I had to learn that lesson the hard way! But believe me, I learned it! And there's no one in The Firm I'd rather take my wrath out on than Ted DiBiase! And I intend to do just that!")
(In-ring: Lee Marshall interviewed UWL World Champion Roddy Piper.
Bagpipe music played and Piper came to the ring to a loud roar. He was wearing his kilt, t-shirt, ring boots and the title around his waist. He slapped hands with some fans on the way to the ring. Piper got in the ring and briefly played to the crowd.
LM: "Roddy Piper, at 'Thunderstruck' you are facing another member of The Firm in Dusty Rhodes with the World Title on the line. Are you beginning to feel pressure here? This will be your third World Title defense against someone from The Firm in the last six weeks? They have vowed that they will wear you down if they have to to get the title."
RP: "I cannot avoid any member of The Firm! Dusty Rhodes won the tournament last week to get the title shot in 12 days! Of course, Ted DiBiase did his part to ensure that Dusty got the match! I can't dwell on that! I have to look forawrd! Dusty! I know you're a great wrestler, man! Dusty's been a World Champion three times in his career! I was told he was out here earlier tonight and guaranteed that he was gonna be the man who beats me and wins the World Title for The Firm! I've said it before, I would rather lose this belt to anyone else other than a member of The Firm! At 'Thunderstruck', I'm not going in with blinders on! My eyes are wide open and I know that I can probably expect some extra company in the match! Ted DiBiase really wants to get control of the title! He's a man possessed! He won't stop sending his men after me! I, and every wrestler on the UWL roster, just have to keep fighting this scourge in our midst!
"If they take out one of ours, then we need to take out one of theirs! If they interfere in a match, then we must come to the aid of any UWL wrestler, whether we like them or hate them! We are at a critical point in this war! Any and all personal differences are gonna have to be put aside when we're batlting The Firm!"
Crowd booed as Dusty Rhodes came to the ring with a mic. He was in his ring attire and wearing his black satin ring jacket with 'Dusty' written in red cursive letters on the back, black tights, white cowboy-style wrestling boots and his top hat. Dusty got in the ring.
Dusty: "Roddy Piper. I have indeed guaranteed that I am gonna be the man who ends your run as World Champion. I am gonna be the man who brings the World Title into The Firm which is where it belongs. You can't stop manifest destiny, daddy. And The Firm's manifest destiny is one of winning all the titles here in the UWL and then taking over the company. Titles mean power in this sport more than they do in any other. Champions have great leverage. Champions call the shots. Champions hold all the cards. And the belt that gives you the greatest leverage and power is the UWL World Title. I'm ripping that belt away from you, Piper. I won't be stopped. A huge victory in the war between the UWL and The Firm will have been won by us. And it will be the turning point. Once the World Title is handed to me and my hand is raised as the new UWL World Champion, the path to the ultimate power of controlling the UWL will be all but assured. Oh! The Firm and the UWL will have more battles along the way. But we're just gonna wear you UWL boys down in a relentless and withering assault until you finally can't go on any longer. The UWL will have to sue for peace! Once your side can no longer fight effectively then it's all academic! Control of the UWL will fall into The Firm's hands like ripe fruit falling from a tree!"
RP: "Nice speech there, Dusty. Maybe your real calling was as a motivational speaker...in Jonestown . Let me fill you in on something! Every wrestler, and I mean every last one of us, talks a lot! We talk and talk and talk! We tell these fans what we're gonna do to each other! But the reality is that we don't know what the hell is gonna happen until we step in the ring and it's go time! You know what?! I'm gonna give it everything I've got at 'Thunderstruck'! I'm gonna go into the match with every intention of retaining the World Title! But nothing in this sport is 100%, man! I can't give a rock-solid guarantee that I will still be the champion in 12 days! You're out here making a guarantee that you will beat me and that you will become the new UWL World Champion! It may happen! But Dusty, if you fail in your quest to beat me...then you've got to deal with Ted DiBiase and the rest of your partners in crime in The Firm! You have to win, Dusty, or it might just be curtains for you at the hands of your associates!"
Dusty: "You may think what you just said shakes me up. But it doesn't. I beat three top UWL stars to get this title shot. There's no way in hell I'm gonna let this chance pass me by. I'm not gonna let Director Ted DiBiase or my brothers in The Firm down. I'm not even thinking about a downside here. What if I lose? Ha! It's not happenin', jack! A new era is gonna be ushered in at 'Thunderstruck'! The era of The Firm!"
RP: "Well then, I guess there's only one thing left to say."
Dusty: "And what would that be?"
RP: "We'll settle this at 'Thunderstruck'."
Bagpipe music played and Piper took the title off and held it up over his head as he and Rhodes continued to stare each other down and the fans cheered.)
(Announcers discussed the Piper-Rhodes confrontation and hyped their World Title encounter at 'Thunderstruck' on June 12.)
('THUNDERSTRUCK' PPV UPDATE!
Announcers ran down the card so far:
UWL WORLD TITLE: Roddy Piper (WC) vs. Dusty Rhodes (The Firm)
UWL TV TITLE LOSER LEAVES THE UWL MATCH: Hugh Morrus (TVC) vs. Rip Oliver
President Watts vs. Greg Valentine
Lex Luger vs. Adrian Adonis (The Firm)
UWL WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES: Hall & Nash (WTTC) (The Firm) vs. Lord Humongous & The Missing Link
Firm Director Ted DiBiase vs. Arn Anderson
Harley Race vs. Wahoo McDaniel
6-MAN TAG: DDP, Buzz sawyer & Koko B. Ware vs. Father Dutch, Grog & The Sacred Anvil
PRESIDENT'S CHAMPIONSHIP: Rick Steiner (PC) vs. David Schultz (The Firm)
Ken Patera vs. Rick Rude (The Firm)
'Deja Vu Presents: Thunderstruck' - Sunday - June 9 - Seattle, WA - Key Arena - 8pm E/5pm P - Tickets on sale NOW!)
(Announcers hyped next week's 'Countdown to Thunderstruck' edition of 'Slam!' - Next Tuesday - FX - 9:30pm E/P)
(Announcers said Patera vs. DiBiase was coming up next!)
Ken Patera vs. Ted DiBiase (The Firm)
(Ken Patera came to the ring to the song 'No Easy Way Out' by Robert Tepper. He got a good ovation. Patera got in the ring and briefly acknowledged the crowd.
DiBiase came to the ring to 'Money' by Pink Floyd. He got a mixed crowd reaction.
Ref called for the bell and the two men charged out of their corners and engaged in a punch exchange that Patera got the better of. Patera whipped DiBiase into the ropes and caught DiBiase coming off with a clothesline. DiBiase crashed to the mat. Patera grabbed DiBiase around the waist as Ted got up and drove Ted back first into the buckles three times. DiBiase went down to his knees next to the ropes and was grabbing at his back. Patra snapped up DiBiase and whipped Ted into the ropes and looked to catch Ted coming off with a double sledge to the chest but Ted grabbed the top rope and quickly bailed from the ring and dropped to the floor. Ted walked around on the floor as the ref started the 20-count. Ted turned and started having words with hecklers. Ken left the ring and dropped to the floor. Ken came up behind Ted, spun Ted around and nailed Ted with a series of punches. Ken threw Ted back in the ring. Ken climbed back in the ring as DiBiase got up and started to beg off while backing up into the corner. Patera moved in and grabbed DiBiase and the two were tied up next to the buckles. Ref stepped in and separated the pair. Ref ordered Patera to step back. DiBiase still in the corner and not coming out. Patera moved in on DiBiase again and two struggled with each other in the corner. Ref stepped in once more and managed to separate them. Just as Ken was stepping back, Ted caught Ken with a sucker punch to the head. Ken stepped back and was grabbing his head. Ted moved in with more head shots on Patera, whipped Ken into the ropes and caught Ken coming off with a leg dive takedown and then locked Ken in the STF. Ken struggled in the hold and started inching his way to the ropes. Ted kept the hold locked in. Ken managed to get to the ropes and get a hand on the bottom rope to force a break in the hold. Ted got to his feet, grabbed the top rope and started stomping on Ken's back. Ref counting. Ted stopped the stomping at the count of four. DiBiase then grabbed the top rope and stood on the small of Ken's back. Ref once again counted and Ted broke the hold at four one more time.
Ted pulled up Ken and raked Ken's eyes across the top rope. Ken hurting and grabbing at his eyes. Ted nailed Ken with a two-fisted backsmash. Patera staggered off. Ted repeated the move and Ken staggered some more. Ted then whipped Patera into the ropes and caught Patera coming off with flying lariat. Ken crashed to the mat. Ted then picked up Ken and bodyslammed him into position for a turnbuckle move. Ted mounted the middle buckle and came off with his backwards diving elbow smash the connected. Ted for the cover. 1...2... Ken kicked out. Ted then circled around behind Patera as Patera got to his feet. Ted locked Ken in the Billion Dollar Dream (aka, Million Dollar Dream). Ken fighting not to pass out. Ken maneuvered his body so that he was facing the turnbuckles. Patera managed to lunge towards the buckles and drop down. Ted's head slammed into the top buckle. The hold was broken. Ken got to his feet next to the ropes and Ted came over and drove a knee into Ken's gut and then went to whip Ken into the ropes but Ken reversed and caught Ted coming off with a double sledge to the chest. Ted crashed to the mat. Ken jumped on top of Ted and started slamming the back of Ted's head into the mat. Ken broke the illegal move at the ref's count of four. Ken grabbed the hurting Ted and hoisted Ted on his shoulder and nailed Ted with a running powerslam. Ken for the cover. 1...2...2-3/4... Ted kicked out. Crowd groaned. Ken grabbed Ted and went to whip Ted into the buckles but Ted reversed and sent Ken crashing into the buckles. Ken went down to a knee next to the buckles. As the ref was checking on Ken, Ted turned his back to the ref and Ken, reached into his tights and pulled out his fingerless black glove and quickly put it on. What Ted didn't see was Ken making it to his. Ted turned around to go after Ken but...WHAM!...Ken charged out and dropped DiBiase with the Russian Hammer. Crowd popped.
Ken came up behind Ted as Ted was getting up and locked Ted in the full nelson and nailed Ted with the full nelson slam. Ken for the cover and hooked the leg. 1...2...2-9/10... DiBiase barely kicked out. Ken reached down and started to pull DiBiase up when Rick Rude hit the ring. Ken turned and saw Rude charging into the ring and Ken obliterated Rude with a double sledge to the chest. Rude crashed to the mat by the ropes. Ken looked down at Rude for a moment. Ref distracted by trying to get Rude out of the ring. Ken turned his attention back to Ted. Ken reached down and grabbed Ted and Ted sprung to his feet and stunned Ken with a fingerless glove-laden uppercut that stunned Ken. Rude had rolled out on the apron and the ref turned back to the match. Ted grabbed Ken and nailed Ken with the Billion Dollar Blaster (aka, Skull Crushing Finale). Ted covered Ken and hooked the leg. 1...2...3! Ref called for the bell. Ref checked on Ken as Ted dropped his glove back into his tights behind the ref's back. Ref then went over and raised Ted's hand in victory as a shot of a laughing DiBiase ended the show.
WINNER: DiBiase - Pinfall - Billion Dollar Blaster - 9:15)
Roddy Piper (WC), Hugh Morrus (TVC), Lex Luger & Arn Anderson vs. Hall & Nash (WTTC), Dusty Rhodes & Adrian Adonis (w/o DiBiase) (The Firm)
(WINNER: Team UWL - Pinfall - Piper pinned Hall with the Spear - 14:52)