Re: World Wrestling Federation: A Change In Attitude
WWF Raw is War/Warzone
March 29th, 1999
Continental Airlines Arena
East Rutherford, New Jersey
We kick off tonight's show with a video charting 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin's journey back to the WWF Championship. We go back to September of last year, where Austin is screwed out of the title by Mr. McMahon, with Vince vowing that Austin will never be champion again. Flash forward to Survivor Series, where Austin is this time screwed by Shane McMahon on the night that The Rock became champion for the first time. The Royal Rumble, where The Corporation again get the better of 'Stone Cold', with Vince winning the Rumble by dumping Austin over the top rope. And finally we head to last night and WrestleMania, where we see some quick highlights of the titanic battle between Austin and The Rock, until finally Austin nails a second Stunner, finally putting Rocky away. Austin proceeds to celebrate with a beer bash, saluting the crowd, as our video fades to black.
After the usual opening video and pyro display, we head into the arena and are greeted by the voice of Jim Ross, making his return to announce duties on a full time basis. Ross welcomes us to the show and reminisces with delight over last night's victory for Austin, pointing out Austin is now a three time WWF Champion, while Lawler says that he thought Austin's win last year at WrestleMania XIV was bad, but last night was somehow worse. After a few seconds silence, the glass shatters and the raucous crowd burst to their feet as 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin heads into the arena. Ross puts over the incredible odds Austin had to overcome to regain the championship, while Lawler states in ominous fashion that he's sure Mr. McMahon and The Corporation will have something in store for Austin to make sure the title is quickly back around the waist of The Rock.
Austin heads to all four corners and salutes the crowd, before he calls for a mic. The noise from the crowd is deafening as Austin scans the arena, and it's gets even louder as Austin says "If ya' watched WrestleMania last night and saw 'Stone Cold' become WWF Champion, gimme a hell yeah!", and that's all it takes to get this crowd screaming. Austin then gets down to business, talking about last night's match with The Rock. Austin calls it "one helluva fight", but points out that despite McMahon's best efforts, he still got the job done. Austin does however take a chance to offer some praise to The Rock, calling Rock a great athlete and again reiterating what a battle the match between the two was.
"But now that all that sentimental crap is outta the way", Austin turns his attentions back to Vince McMahon. Austin points out all the battles he's had with McMahon over the last year or so, from his feud with "Mick Foley, Dude Love, Mankind, call the crazy bastard what ya' want", to being robbed of the title back in September, the screwjob at Survivor Series, the way Austin was robbed of victory at the Royal Rumble, but at the end of the day "it didn't get you anywhere son, 'cause 'Stone Cold' is the WWF Champion, and there ain't a damn thing you can do about it!" Austin then calls for a beer to thrown into the ring, snapping it open and downing half the can, before he continues. Austin takes a moment to point out that it was Mankind who counted the decisive three count last night, saying that all along, Mankind simply wanted to be part of a WrestleMania main event. "And last night Mick, ya' got your wish, ya' gotta be part of the main event", with Austin giving Foley a token of thanks by offering him a toast and finishing off the beer in Mankind's honour.
Moving on, Austin starts running down The Corporation, starting with "that little silver-spooned bastard Shane McMahon". Austin calls out Shane, as well as Triple H and Chyna for their actions last night when they turned their backs on X-Pac to save the European Championship for Shane. Austin says he hopes Triple H is happy with his choice, as now he's joined The Corporation and aligned himself with Vince, he's just added himself to Austin's list of enemies. Austin goes on to say that anytime Shane or Triple H want to step into the ring with him, "I'll open up a can o' whoop ass on the both of ya'!" Austin then states that his message stands for anybody in the back who wants to step forward and challenge him, saying "Now that 'Stone Cold' has the WWF Title again, there ain't nobody who's gonna take it away from me!" Pacing the ring, Austin calls for another can of beer, snapping it open, before he decides to wrap things up, stating that it seems like McMahon has enough problems with The Ministry, so Austin's done dealing with The Corporation, "and that's the bottom line... 'cause 'Stone Cold' said-"
And right on cue, No Chance hits as Mr. McMahon leads The Corporation out onto the stage. With Shane McMahon, Ken Shamrock, Test, Triple H and Chyna by his side, McMahon stares down at the ring and simply shakes his head with annoyance at Austin, while Ross and Lawler point out that both The Rock and Big Boss Man are conspicuous by their absence. With a mic in his hand, Vince starts to berate Austin over his title win last night, stating that had it not been for the bias shown by WWF Commissioner Shawn Michaels, Austin wouldn't have stood a chance against The Rock. And Vince is also quick to correct Austin, stating that while the new WWF Champion may be looking to move on from The Rock and The Corporation, he's "not finished with you Austin, not by a long shot." McMahon states that sooner or later, there will be a rematch between Austin and Rock, and when that happens, Rock will once again bring the WWF Championship back to The Corporation.
But Vince moves on to say that he has more pressing matters to deal with tonight, namely The Undertaker and his actions last night at WrestleMania. McMahon continues to berate The Undertaker, before he announces to Austin that for now, it will be his son Shane who takes care of 'The Rattlesnake'. Taking over the mic, Shane removes the sunglasses from his face and sneers down at Austin in the ring, before he turns the tables on Austin, claiming that the only reason Austin won last night was because of Mankind and his officiating. Shane also states that unlike Austin, he "didn't need a referee controversy to win my title match, all I needed was The Corporation!" Shane says that tonight, The Corporation is stronger than even, and is going to start taking care of their problems, announcing three matches for tonight, with Ken Shamrock tackling The Ministry as he takes on Mideon, Test evens the score with Mankind, while Austin has to step into the ring with The Corporation's newest member, Triple H.
The announcement draws a wry smile from Austin, while Shane continues, saying that both he and The Rock will be ringside for the match, also guaranteeing that Austin's title reign is going to start the same way it's going to finish "with you starin' at the lights, thanks to The Corporation!" Another wry smile from Austin, who simply shakes his head, calling Shane out for running his mouth from the safety of the stage. Austin then turns his attentions to Triple H, saying that while he might not have liked D-Generation X, he at least respected them for standing up to The Corporation. But since Triple H sold himself to the corporate machine, Austin now thought "you ain't nothin' but the latest corporate bastard to try beat 'Stone Cold' in a fight." And Austin promises Trips that their match tonight will be a fight, but that Austin will "stomp a mudhole in ya', and walk it dry!" Austin then warns Shane not to get involved tonight, as if he does, Austin vows to "open up a whole case of whoop ass, all over your Corporate ass! And that's the bottom line, 'cause 'Stone Cold' said so!" This time Austin does finish his catchphrase, still pacing the ring, his eyes locked in on Triple H, while on the stage, Vince motions for The Corporation to make their way backstage.
We quickly cut to the announce desk, where 'JR' and 'King' hype up tonight's card, reflecting on the three matches just announced by Shane McMahon, while also talking up the fact that the Hardcore Championship is also on the line tonight. And on that, we cut backstage to see a split screen image that shows the champion Hardcore Holly and his challenger Billy Gunn heading through the backstage corridors... and then we snap to an image that shows that The Ministry have just arrived in the arena. The crowd gasp and cheer at the ominous sight, but Ross points out that in his right hand, Paul Bearer is holding a black envelope, with both Ross and Lawler asking just what exactly could be inside that envelope as we head to a commercial.
We're back and we're straight into The Corporation's office, where the whole gang from earlier, minus Vince McMahon are there, although this time they've been joined by Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco. In the corner, Triple H stands, taping his fists, readying himself for his match later tonight, while Shane and Chyna speak a few inaudible words into his ear. Suddenly, the door swings open, and in walks Vince and his daughter Stephanie McMahon. There's a smug look of satisfaction on Vince's face as he approaches Shane and Triple H, and 'The Boss' quickly starts giving 'The Game' a pep talk, stating "I don't need to tell you how big tonight is for both of us." Vince explains that tonight is a huge chance for Triple H to prove himself to The Corporation, and at the same time, deliver a crushing blow to Austin's hopes of a long title reign. Vince also says "Austin's gonna pay for what he did to me last night, and I want it to start tonight. I want him to suffer, and then... then we're gonna take the WWF Title away from him."
And speaking of the title, Vince turns his attention's towards Shane, asking of his son "And where's Rock? Why isn't he here right now?" Taken aback, Shane tells his Father to relax, saying "Don't worry. He'll be here in plenty of time." Vince raises a rueful eyebrow at his Son, but his attention is soon grabbed by a knock at the door. Vince calls for whoever it is to come in, and in steps a random backstage worker. But instantly it's noticeably that this worker is shaking with fear, unable to mutter a word when Vince says "What the hell's wrong with you?", the worker simply hands over... that same black envelope we saw Paul Bearer carrying before the break. Vince takes the letter, but before he can ask what it is or where it came from, the worker flees the scene, stumbling back out of the door and scurrying down the corridor. Confused looks all around, but Vince quickly opens the envelope and starts to read to himself... although the look on his face quickly turns to concern, as Vince looks up at Shane, then quickly re-reads the note. "Dad? What... what's it say?" Vince rubs his brow and nervously runs a hand through his hair as he hands the note over to Shane, who reads out loud "Soon I will free you from your corporate shackles... and then the WWF will be ours for all eternity... my Queen." And with those weird, eerie words, all eyes in the room slowly turn towards the innocent looking Stephanie, sat in the corner, suddenly gripped with fear. Stephanie looks helplessly towards her Father, who simply gulps, then turns to Patterson and Brisco and coldly says "Get me security. Now!" The Stooges scurry out of the door, while Stephanie bursts to her feet and quickly runs to her Father, seeking safety within his arms, and on the concerned look in Vince's eyes that we head back into the arena.
And the crowd burst into cheers as Billy Gunn makes his entrance, shaking his ass as he heads down the ramp. In the ring, Gunn offers up a few crotch chops, showing that despite last night's disappointment, D-X is still alive and well. The Hardcore Champion Hardcore Holly is out next, but he barely gets halfway down the ramp before Gunn bails from the ring and storms up the ramp! This one is underway in a hurry!
Match One: Hardcore Championship Match
Hardcore Champion Hardcore Holly vs. Billy Gunn
The brawling starts outside the ring as Gunn tackles Holly on the ramp, the two trading wild rights before Gunn slams Holly onto the unforgiven steel. Gunn continues to attack, smashing Holly into the barricade, but when he goes for an Irish whip into the steel steps, Holly reverses… and it’s Gunn who crashes into the steps! This gives Holly a chance to take control, with the match finally entering the ring, where the hard hitting continues and Holly starts to introduce weapons into things, doing damage with a kendo stick. Holly dominates for much of the match, but he allows Gunn back into things when Holly misses with a steel chair shot and Gunn rocks him with a DDT for a near fall. Looking to put Holly away, Gunn heads outside and from under the ring brings out a table. Once it’s set up, Gunn doubles the champion over then comes off the ropes, looking for the Fame-Ass-Er through the wood… only for Holly to counter, scooping Gunn up… then planting him through the table with the Alabama Slam! The table explodes, Gunn is down and out, and all Holly has to do is hook the leg to get the 1… 2… 3!
Winner: And STILL Hardcore Champion, Hardcore Holly @ 06.37
A stiff match, but ultimately it's Holly who retains the title he won just 24 hours ago. Holly stumbles back to his feet, grabbing his neck, and then he snatches his title away from the referee. Holly grimaces as he holds his title in the air, drawing jeers from the crowd... but the jeers soon turn to cheers, as through the crowd, Al Snow has sneaked into the ring... and when Holly turns... Snow smacks Head square off Holly's skull! Holly just got head! A wild, deranged look crosses Snow's face as he stares down at his fallen rival, with this feud clearly still far from over, the crowd going wild as Snow shakes Head violently while we head to another commercial.
We're back, and once again we go to the dressing room of The Corporation, where Mr. McMahon is deep in discussion with Patterson, Brisco and about ten security guards. We join Vince mid-sentence as he says with all the conviction in the world "...I don't care what it takes, you keep her safe. At all costs, you hear me?" The Stooges and the security all nod their heads in agreement, before Vince calls for Stephanie to come over… no response. Again Vince calls for Stephanie… and then he starts to look around the room… and finds no sign of his daughter. Worried, panic takes over, with Vince yelling ”Stephanie!? Where is she!?, until behind them the door opens… and in walks Stephanie. Vince quickly grabs his daughter in an embrace, reassuring himself she’s OK, before he sternly asks where Stephanie went. Steph casually informs her Dad she went down to catering to grab a bottle of water. Once he’s assured Stephanie is safe and well, he scalds his daughter, telling her to stay by side for the rest of the night, before telling Patterson and Brisco ”You two better protect her like your jobs depend on it.”, a chilling message for The Stooges as Vince hugs his daughter tightly and we cut elsewhere.
To see the three remaining members of D-Generation X stood infront of the camera. In the background, Billy Gunn rubs his neck in pain as Road Dogg checks on him, while X-Pac stands front and centre, rubbing his hand, a seriously pissed off look on his face. X-Pac starts to discuss last night’s WrestleMania and the way in which Triple H and Chyna screwed him out of the European Championship and then turned their backs on D-X to join The Corporation. X-Pac starts by saying he just doesn’t understand how Triple H could stab him in the back like that, saying ”We were brothers, man. This time last year you brought me back to the WWF… and this is how you thank me?” X-Pac goes on to say that he, Triple H and The New Age Outlaws formed a new D-X, a better D-X, and they raised hell like only they could. X-Pac just can’t understand how Triple H could throw all that away, saying ”You turned you back on D-X. You sold out and turned your back on your family. And now… now you’re just another one of Vince’s corporate bitches!” Road Dogg takes over, pointing out that despite Triple H and Chyna’s best efforts, D-X is still alive and going strong, and that he, Billy Gunn and X-Pac are more united than ever. ”You mighta thought you and ya’ lil’ corporate buddies saw the last o’ D-X, but you ain’t gotta clue what’s gonna hit ya’, Hun’er!” Road Dogg goes on to say that not only do The Corporation have The Ministry and ‘Stone Cold’ to worry about, but now ”You gotta deal with three pissed off crotch choppers too!” X-Pac takes back over, stating ”Hunter… your ass is grass… and D-Generation X is gonna smoke it!”, before Road Dogg says ”And if you’re not down with that, we got two words for ya’… SUCK IT!!”, which brings the promo to a close.
Back into the arena, where the Women's Champion Sable makes her entrance, grinding her way down to the ring, with Ross and Lawler discussing the impact Nicole Bass had on the Women's Title Match last night between Sable and Tori. Out next comes Jacqueline and Terri Runnels, with Jacqueline set for action tonight.
Match Two: Non-Title Match
Women's Champion Sable vs. Jacqueline w/ Terri Runnels
As usual, Sable spends the majority of the match flaunting her assets to the crowd, however there are brief bursts of offense from Jacqueline. The champion is in trouble as Jacqueline rocks her with a tornado DDT, but before Jacqueline can take advantage, Ivory heads down to the ring and start picking a fight with Terri. This of course catches the attention of Jacqueline, who sticks her head through the ropes and starts shouting at Ivory… and all the distraction Sable needs as she goes for a rollup from behind… and gets the 3 count!
Winner: Sable @ 02.37
The presence of Ivory at ringside has just cost Jacqueline this match, and it's not over yet as Ivory shoves Terri to the floor and then slides into the ring. Getting right in Jacqueline's face, it's clear Ivory hasn't forgotten what happened last night at WrestleMania, the two arguing and shoving each other, while Sable is oblivious to all of this as she has her back to the argument, grinding and celebrating with her title. Ivory and Jacqueline spot this, and can't quite believe it, putting their argument on hold as they stare as Sable in disbelief... and when Sable turns... Ivory and Jacqueline start to menacingly pace towards her... but through the crowd and then into the ring... it's Nicole Bass! The monster from last night is back, and when Sable smirks and points behind Ivory and Jacqueline, the pair turn... and Bass runs through them with a mammoth double clothesline! A devastating impact, but Bass isn't done there, and with Sable giving out the orders, Bass yanks Jacqueline up... and takes her up and down with a gorilla press slam! Now it's Ivory's turn as Bass slaps a hand around her throat... then plants her with a chokeslam! Even Terri has a go, charging at Bass... but running smack into a stiff right hand! It's scary power from Sable's new muscle, and with a smug grin on her face, Sable grabs a microphone. "This is for all the women who want to be me... and all the men who come to see me!", and after treating the audience to a showing of the grind, Sable gets down to business with a message for her opponent from last night, Tori. "You better stay far... far away from me, Tori.", the champion saying that her challenger was lucky that Bass stopped when she did, but if Tori gets in her face again "I won't tell Nicole to hold back." With one final warning to Tori, Sable tells her to forget about becoming Women's Champion, pointing out that now she has the muscle to go with her beauty, nobody will ever take her title away from her.
We're back, and Droz is already in the ring, ready and waiting for an opponent... and out walks... 'The Big Show' Paul Wight! Droz's jaw nearly hits the floor as the crowd comes alive, with the dominant seven footer ominously making his way down the ramp. As he does so, Ross and Lawler talk us through a brief highlight package from last night, which shows what happened after Wight's match with Mankind, where Mr. McMahon came down to the ring to berate Wight for his loss... only for him to slap Show in the face! This enrages the monster, who plants Vince with a massive right hand, but Lawler points out just how dangerous Wight could be tonight after spending last night in jail for the assault.
Droz vs. 'The Big Show' Paul Wight
Poor Droz. Credit to him, Droz does try and put up a fight, swinging a few early right hands, but as soon as he turns and comes off the ropes… he runs right into a big boot to the face! From there on out it’s all Show as he toys with Droz, landing massive right hands in the corner, a side walk slam in the middle of the ring, before he takes Droz up… then plants him with an almighty Chokeslam! And that’s all she wrote for Droz as Wight gets the easy 1… 2… 3!
Winner: 'The Big Show' Paul Wight @ 01.48
Brutal. Dominant. Wight easily puts Droz away in quick fashion, having barely broke a sweat in doing so. Heading to the corner, Show calls for a mic which he quickly receives. A man of few words, Wight directs his words straight at Mr. McMahon himself, saying that ever since he arrived in the WWF from WCW, he's been used to do Vince's dirty work. "But I'm not gonna be some corporate puppet any longer." is the ominous warning Wight has for The Corporation and the rest of the WWF roster. Show says he won't wait any longer, he's fed up saving the title for The Rock, and now he's out to become a champion in his own right. But with one final message for Vince, he states "Corporation... you might have problems with Austin, D-X, The Undertaker... but now you've got a new problem. A real BIG problem!" Having said his piece, Show slams the mic down and makes his exit, and as he goes, Lawler says tonight is "The worst night in the history of The Corporation!", pointing out that it feels like everybody in the WWF has The Corporation in their sights, while J.R. can only offer in response "You reap what you sow, 'King'!"
We cut to The Corporation locker room, where Mr. McMahon and Shane McMahon are staring at a TV, having heard every word Wight just had to say. Vince calls Show an "...ungrateful sunnova bitch!", saying that Wight would still be "...a geriatric's lackey if it wasn't for me!" Rubbing his brow with worry, Vince turns to Shane and tells him to forget about Undertaker, D-X and Big Show for tonight, stating that Austin and the WWF Title are the priority. Shane agrees, but let's his Dad know that he thinks "The Corporation oughta send The Ministry a lil' message tonight." He calls over Ken Shamrock, who was sat on the couch next to Stephanie and The Stooges, telling Shamrock that in his match tonight against Mideon. "I want you to take his ankle, and I want you to snap it in half! I wanna hear bones breakin'! I wanna hear 'im scream in pain!" Shamrock of course agrees, saying he's be more than happy to do so, with Vince looking impressed at how his son is handling things. Confident, Vince tells Shane that he's going to leave him to it, taking Stephanie away from the arena to a safe place. "Patterson, Brisco, pack up your stuff. You two are coming with me.", but before Vince leaves, he warns Shane not to take Austin lightly tonight. Shane reassures his Dad, telling him not worry as he, Triple H and The Rock will take care of Austin tonight. "Trust me Dad... I got this."
We return to see a video from during the commercial, where Vince ushers Stephanie out of the arena and into the parking lot, Patterson and Brisco in tow. With an around his daughter's shoulder, Vince constantly scans and checks over his shoulder, but the quartet make it to his limo safely, where Vince's driver holds the door open. With the passengers safely inside, the door slams shut, the driver heads to his seat, and the limo disappears into the night... but just as they go, another limo enters the parking lot. The limo pulls up at the door, another driver heads around to the passenger door, and when he opens it... out steps The Rock! 'The Corporate Champ' is finally here, wearing a pair of sunglasses and a mean scowl on his face, Rocky slings his bag over his shoulder and heads inside, leaving our commentary team to speculate as to what Rock has in store for Austin when he sees him.
Back into the arena, and out comes Corporation member Test, 'The Hired Gun' striding down the ramp, knowing exactly what is expected of him tonight. Soon after the crowd erupt as Mankind makes his entrance, still wearing his homemade referee's shirt from last night. This seems to disgust Lawler, who points out how ridiculous Mankind looks, stating that if it wasn't for him, The Rock would still be WWF Champion.
Mankind vs. Test
Clearly Test knows his job tonight is to do a number on Mankind, and he looks to get straight to it as he rocks Mankind with big boots to the body and stiff right hands to the head. Much of the commentary during the early part of the match focuses on the damage Foley sustained last night when he was chokeslamed through a pair of chairs by Paul Wight, and it seems Test is fully aware of this as he focuses on the body. Foley of course fights back, rocking Test with shots to the body, before he takes the fight outside with the Cactus Clothesline. Foley continues the attack on the outside, coming close on a couple of occasions to being counted out, but he breaks the count and then flies off the apron with an elbow drop on the floor. Back in the ring, Mankind looks to drill Test in the corner with that running knee of his… but Test rolls to safety… and Foley smacks off the turnbuckle! Test now takes control, punishing Mankind, targeting those damaged ribs with a lot of heavy punishment to the body.
Foley hangs in there, surviving a few near falls, before he starts to mount a comeback as he avoids a big boot near the ropes. Foley starts rattling off the shots to the face, building some momentum before he gets a near fall from a running swinging neckbreaker. Back on his feet, Foley reaches down into his pants… and pulls out Mr. Socko! Foley has the sock on his hand, waiting for Test to rise… but Test drills Foley with a boot to the gut, then comes off the ropes… right into The Mandible Claw! Foley locks it in, Test flailing his arms wildly, desperate for an escape, but it’s no use as he slowly fades… and passes out! Mankind wins via submission!
Winner: Mankind @ 05.14
The first stage of The Corporation's plan for revenge comes up short as Mankind puts Test away. Back on his feet, Mankind has his hand raised by the referee, and Mr. Socko is sent high in the air, much to the delight of the East Rutherford faithful... but the cheers soon turn to gasps of delirious confusion... as through the crowd... "Oh my God, J.R.! Do you know who that is!?"... with a steel chair in his hand... "Bah' Gawd... that's... that's Raven!" The news reports of a WCW star walking out on the company were true, as Raven is in the ring... and when Foley turns to see what all the fuss is... Raven SMACKS THE STEEL CHAIR OFF MANKIND'S SKULL!!! It's a thunderous shot that draws a wild response from the crowd, the fans stunned and delighted to see Raven in a WWF ring. Foley is down and out, but Raven isn't done there as he places the chair in the middle of the ring, yanks Mankind back up... and PLANTS HIM WITH THE EVEN FLOW DDT ON THE CHAIR!!! "Good Gawd almighty! What the hell is the meaning of this!?" cries J.R., but just like him, nobody except the deranged man standing in the ring has any idea. What a statement, what an impact, Raven is here in the WWF and he's just laid out Mankind!
Upon our return, we see a video highlighting what we witnessed before the commercial, the shocking appearance of Raven and his assault of Mankind, with both Ross and Lawler speculating as to what on earth could happen next now that Raven has arrived in the WWF.
Back to the action, with the bizarre Mideon heading for the ring. Lawler takes this chance to again berate The Ministry and their actions, calling what they did last night to Big Boss Man "...way over the line!", convinced that sooner or later, The Undertaker and the rest of The Ministry will pay for their actions at the hands of The Corporation. And it might start right now as Ken Shamrock down the ramp, a wild look in his eyes, and he wastes no time in rolling into the ring and taking the fight to Mideon.
Ken Shamrock vs. Mideon
Shamrock starts the match in a hurry, striking with fists, elbows and those stiff kicks to the body, before he knocks Mideon down with a clothesline, gaining the early control. Mideon looks to use his size advantage as he fights back, landing a powerslam out of nowhere for a near fall, then gaining another near fall with a DDT. Mideon is in control of the match until Shamrock lands a hurricanrana, and after a series of stomps to the head and body, the fight spills outside. It’s brutal stuff from Shamrock as he bounces Mideon’s face off both the announce desk and the steel steps, really coming through on his promise to Shane and Vince to punish Mideon and send a message to The Ministry. Back in the ring, Shamrock continues the punishment, every kick and punch looking stiff as hell, put Mideon tries to fight back, landing a few rights of his own, until the momentum comes to a stop as Shamrock lands a dropkick. There’s no pinfall attempts from Shamrock, all he cares about is inflicting pain, continuing the assault with a string of belly to belly suplexes. Mideon launches one last attempt at a comeback, landing a few right hands before going for an Irish whip… but Shamrock catches him with a running dropkick. With Mideon down and barely moving, Shamrock decides it’s time to end things… as he slaps on the Ankle Lock! Shamrock twists on the ankle… and Mideon has no choice but to tap out!
Winner: Ken Shamrock @ 05.31
The crowd jeer the outcome of the match, but that means little to Shamrock, as despite Mideon's furious tapping, Shamrock hangs onto the hold until finally, mercifully, he's dragged away by the referee and releases the hold. Shamrock has that wild look in his eyes again, pounding his chest with his fist, looking like a man possessed, one capable of taking on the entire Ministry of Darkness by himself... that is, until we hear the screams of a young girl ring out throughout the arena. Shamrock looks around, confused, as are the crowd... until Shamrock looks up at the tron... and the camera cuts away... to show us Goldust and The Blue Meanie... down and out on the floor? It's a confusing sight as there's nobody else in the area... but then the screams ring out again, with the camera chasing after the sound... and soon we see The Acolytes are carrying a young lady on their shoulders... it's Ryan Shamrock!
Ken Shamrock's sister is being carried kicking and screaming away by Farooq and Bradshaw, and having seen it on the tron, Shamrock races from the ring and sprints up the ramp. We cut back to the abduction, where The Acolytes head out into the car park, where they're greeted by The Brood, Viscera, The Undertaker and Paul Bearer... stood next to a hearse! Ryan continues to scream and cry and plead for release, but instead she's placed down on the ground... and face to face with 'The Lord of Darkness'. Ryan quivers and squirms as 'Taker moves in closer, looking up and down in a downright creepy fashion, leering over her, before he turns to Bradshaw and Farooq and with a simple nod, motions for them to toss Ryan into the back of the hearse. Again Ryan kicks and screams, but it's no use as the door of the hearse slams shut behind and Bearer and Undertaker head for the front seats... but here comes Ken Shamrock! Big brother Ken has made it back there, and he charges at The Ministry! Viscera sees him coming and moves to cut him off, but Shamrock starts striking with vicious kicks... but soon The Brood and The Acolytes swarm, the numbers game far too much for Shamrock to overcome as he's beaten down to the concrete. Seeing that Shamrock has been taken care of, Undertaker and Bearer casually step into the front two seats and the hearse pulls away, out of the carpark and then disappearing into the distance. We turn back to the fight, where having subdued Shamrock and allowed their leader to escape, The Ministry members leave him down and out, all going their separate ways, leaving the camera to peer down on Shamrock, broken and battered on the cold concrete, having just witnessed his little sister being kidnapped by 'The Lord of Darkness'.
We go back to The Corporation locker room where Shamrock is going crazy, screaming at anyone who’ll listen, tearing up the joint as he throws chairs around and slams his fists off of tables. Shane McMahon does his best to calm Shamrock down, telling him “I called the cops! I’ve got people lookin’ for ‘er! We’re gonna get ‘er back!”, but Shamrock isn’t buying it, incensed, he wants action and he wants it now. “Find her! Find her now! Gimme a car! I’m gonna kill that bastard!” At this point, The Rock, Triple H and Chyna enter the room, and upon hearing the commotion, Rocky asks “What’s the deal with all the noise, Shamrock? Can’t you see that The Rock and Triple H are tryin’ to prepare for Hunter’s match tonight?” Enraged, Shamrock screams that he doesn’t care about the match and he wants something done to find his sister. “The Rock doesn’t give a monkey’s ass about your sister!” , with Rocky reminding Shamrock that the priority of The Corporation should be to make sure the WWF Championship winds up back around his waist, and that starts tonight with Triple H and Austin, and that Shamrock should “Know your role and shut your mouth about your sister!”. That crazed look comes across Shamrock’s eyes once again, and he’s staring directly at The Rock, but just before he snaps, Shane steps in-between the two, separating them and calling for focus. After firstly telling Rock and Triple H to go get ready for tonight’s main event, Shane turns to Ken, assuring him that all that can be done is being done. “Don’t worry… we’ll find her. We’ll get ‘er back. “, but Shamrock clearly feels that isn’t good enough, as he storms off, slamming the door behind him, leaving a stressed out Shane behind, puffing out his cheeks, trying to hold things together long enough to make ‘Stone Cold’ suffer.
Back into the arena, and it's another chance for the young males in the audience to salivate, as Canadian Country step out, with the Tag Team Champions Jeff Jarrett and Owen Hart accompanied as always by Debra. As usual Debra is wearing an outfit that is barely there, and among all the catcalls from the crowd, Jarrett and Hart do their best to cover her up. Their opponents in this match soon make their entrance, with Val Venis joining forces with The Godfather, and that can only mean one thing... The Ho-Train! Right on cue Godfather brings out a bevy of beauties, which of course draws a cry of "Puppies!" from King, and the delight of that crucial 18-30 demographic.
Match Six: Non-Title Match
World Tag Team Champions Canadian Country w/ Debra vs. The Godfather and Val Venis
As Godfather tries to usher the hos from the ring, Owen and Jeff get the jump on their opponents, clubbing them from behind, knocking Venis from the ring, allowing them to double team The Godfather. They fire Godfather off the ropes… only for him to rebound with a double clothesline! Jarrett is tossed from the ring, and the early moments of the match see Godfather and Venis target Owen, rocking him with several high impact moves until Venis gets a near fall from a spinning spinebuster. Owen continues to take the brunt of the early offence, but when Godfather’s Irish whip is reversed, a near to the back from Jarrett is all the distraction Owen needs to land a spinning heel kick to regain control. Jeff and Owen now isolate Godfather from his corner, using double team moves and putting their experience advantage to good use as they try and wear Godfather down. Godfather starts to mount a comeback though as he lands some high impact moves, finally rocking Owen with a powerslam that allows him to crawl to the corner to tag in Venis. Val storms into the ring and knocks down both champions, before he sends Jarrett scurrying to the outside with a big right hand. Venis now looks to put Owen away, planting him with a scoop slam, before he heads to the top rope and prepares for the Money Shot… only for Debra to get up the apron… where she starts taking off her clothes! First the jacket goes, revealing her assets, and of course, Venis is distracted, dropping back down to the mat to tell Debra to get lost. As the referee tries his best to shoo Debra away, he doesn’t Jarrett slip back into the ring… and smash his guitar over Venis’ head! Val is down and out, Owen goes for the cover, the referee turns around just in time as Jarrett stops Godfather from saving his partner from the 1… 2… 3!
Winners: Canadian Country @ 06.26
By hook or by crook, thanks to Debra, the champs win for the second time in two nights. Jarrett quickly races outside to check on Debra, but more importantly, to chastise her for her striptease and to cover her back up again. Owen grabs the titles and joins his teammate, the champs making a swift exit, while in the ring, Val can only apologize to Godfather, admitting he took his eyes of the ball, but it's a mistake that Godfather easily understands.
We now cut backstage to see the quartet of Triple H, The Rock, Chyna and Shane McMahon walking through the corridors, the three men laughing and joking as Chyna looks on sternly, looking confident in the knowledge that tonight, the numbers game is very much in their favor. We then see the WWF Champion, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, walking a different corridor, but looking as confident and as focused as he's ever been, and that of course means that our main event is next!
We're back, straight into the arena, where No Chance hits, and out steps Shane, Rock, Triple H and Chyna, the three men soaking in the jeers of the crowd, before they confidently stride down to the ring. As Helmsley climbs through the ropes and sneers at the crowd, Shane and Rock head to the announce desk and don the headsets, receiving a warm welcome from Lawler. "What's the meaning of this? What business do you two have being out here right now?" is the question from Ross, only for Rock to fire back with "You just know your role and shut your fat Oklahoma mouth, J.R.!" The glass shatters once again and out comes Austin, pacing down the ramp, but Austin doesn't want to wait, he wants to get things started in a hurry, tossing the title and his jacket aside before he rolls under the ropes and takes the fight to Triple H!
Main Event: Non-Title Match
WWF Champion 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin vs. Triple H w/ Shane McMahon, The Rock and Chyna
The match gets off to a frantic start, neither man holding anything back as a slugfest breaks out, both men trading wild rights and lefts, until Austin rattles off three rights in a row and goes for the Irish whip… Triple H reverses… Lou Thesz Press! Austin hammers Trips, sending him rolling from the ring in search of respite. Austin stays on him though, taking the fight towards the announce desk, where after smashing Trips face first off the desk, he then turns to The Rock… and flips the double bird! Rock is incensed, but Austin doesn’t allow him to become a distraction, heading back into the ring to continue to attach Triple H. Austin stomps a mudhole in the corner, absolutely dominating the match thus far, leading to several worried comments from Shane on commentary. The fight spills back outside and even into the crowd, both men hammering each other, and in amongst the fans, Austin goes for a piledriver on the concrete… but Trips counters… back body drop onto the floor! The ref is extremely lenient, not counting either man out, despite his pleas for the match to return to the ring being ignored. Triple H now finally goes on the attack as he knocks Austin back over the barricade, then he walks Austin back towards the announce desk. Trips holds Austin in place, allowing Shane to grab a bottle of water… and splash it in Austin’s face! But this just infuriates ‘The Rattlesnake’, who breaks free from Trips… then flies after Shane! Austin hammers McMahon, then he takes a shot at The Rock, knocking the former champion clean out of his seat! Austin lays in with a few stomps to Shane, before he goes back to Triple H, tossing him into the ring… but when Austin tries to get back in, Chyna grabs him by the foot… and Triple H charges… sending Austin flying into the announce desk! It’s chaos as everyone is down at ringside, and it’s on that sight that we head for our final commercial.
We’re back, and for the next several minutes, we see Trips going to work on Austin’s knee, trying to soften up the champion and keep him down. Trips tosses Austin to the outside, distracting the referee, which allows Chyna, Shane and Rocky to law in with the boots before Chyna muscles Austin back inside for a near fall. Trips continues the attack, gaining another near fall after the jumping high knee, and another from the spinning spinebuster, Austin barely kicking out each time. Trips continues to target the leg, but when he drags Austin back to his feet, the champion looks to get back into the match, striking with right after right until he sends Trips for the ride… but Austin lowers his head… and Triple H strikes back with the facebreaker knee smash! Just like that, Triple H is back in control, but he can only get a near fall. Sensing he can finish things right here, Triple H has Austin in position… and looks for The Pedigree… but Austin counters… back body drop! Austin stays in the match, and now he goes on the attack, rattling Trips with hard rights, stomping with boots in the corner, before he again nails the Lou Thesz Press and hammers down with shots to the face. Triple H is rattled, and Austin is building momentum, smacking Trips all over the ring, until he sets himself… kick… Stunner! Austin nails the Stunner… but here comes Shane and Rock, sliding into the ring… and they jump Austin as he goes for the cover! The ref calls for the bell, ending the match on a DQ!
Winner: Via Disqualification, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin @ 13.08
Austin had the match won, but Shane and Rock have jumped him, causing the DQ, and now the beating is on. Rock and Shane hammer Austin with boots, shoving the champion to the corner, where Shane drives a boot into Austin's throat while Rock continues to stomp the body. Chyna does her best to help Triple H back up, but before he can get involved in the beatdown... here comes D-Generation X! Billy Gunn, Road Dogg and X-Pac, they all race down the ramp and slide into the ring, taking the fight to The Corporation! X-Pac naturally targets Shane, Gunn goes after The Rock, while Road Dogg starts teeing off on Triple H... but The Corporation fight back, with Rocky laying the smack down on Gunn until he finally knocks him off his feet, allowing him to grab Road Dogg from behind, spin him around... ROCK BOTTOM! Road Dogg is planted, and that allows Trips to grab X-Pac, yank him away from Shane... kick... PEDIGREE... NO! Austin storms from the corner and smashes into Hunter, bowling him over, and then a big right hand sends Shane flying! Now Austin and Rock start trading right hands, it's an all-out brawl, until Austin rattles off three rights in a row... kick... STUNNER... NO! Here comes Chyna... LOW BLOW!! A low blow to Austin, crippling 'The Rattlesnake', and thanks to Chyna, The Corporation is back in control, and after they make sure D-X stay down with a few stomps, they turn their attentions back to Austin. Rock motions towards Helmsley, telling him to plant Austin with the pedigree... but when he hooks Austin up... the lights go out in the arena... and then there's an almighty explosion... it's Kane!!
Through hell, fire and brimstone, here comes Kane! 'The Big Red Machine' strides down the ramp, all the fury and rage of last night fresh in his mind as he steps over the top rope... and catches the onrushing Triple H with a big right hand! Here comes The Rock... right into a boot to the face! The sheer impact sends both Triple H and The Rock flopping from the ring, and now it's just down to Shane and Chyna! Chyna attacks first... but runs into a hand around the throat! Shane tries... he too gets caught in a goozle! Kane has the pair lined up for a double chokeslam... only for him to toss Shane aside... right into the path of Austin... kick... Chyna is taking up in the air... CHOKESLAM... STUNNER!!! Chyna and Shane are both planted at the same time! Kane has made the save for D-X and Austin, and now it's he and the WWF Champion who are standing tall in the center of the ring! Rocky and Triple H have scrambled to the stage at the top of the ramp, fear in their eyes, spitting fury back down at the ring as Austin raises his title high in the air, while Kane locks his eyes on Hunter. "Bah' Gawd what a night! Austin! Kane! Austin and Kane! 'The Big Red Machine' and 'The Texas Rattlesnake' have sent an almighty message to The Corporation!" And it's on the sight of the camera switching back and forth between the ring and the stage, the new champion and his assumed challenger, the sell out and the monster scorned, that we fade to black.
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Last edited by iMac; 04-11-2014 at 04:20 PM.