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Full Credit for the backstory belongs to WrestleCrap.com's Jed Shaffer - http://www.wrestlecrap.com/more/rewriting/what-if-d-generation-x-got-into-the-norfolk-scope-during-their-attack-on-wcw-nitro/


WCW Monday Nitro

Norfolk Scope Arena

April 27, 1998



"... as to where his 'heart' lies-" Mike Tenay says, only to find himself bewildered with Tony Schiavone and Larry Zbyszko at the announce booth as Rock House blares through the Norfolk Scope, and out saunter the Outsiders (without their Tag Team Titles for some reason) grinning like the cats who ate the canary. They flank either side of the entrance tunnel and double-point back in to the flashing lights... where suddenly, out comes Triple-freaking-H. D-Generation X, decked out comically in camouflage, soak up the eruption from the crowd before making their way down to the ring, arm-in-arm, with the Outsiders, and the announce team cannot decide which way is up anymore. Once in the ring, the crowd bursts out a 'D-X' chant. Scott Hall gets his hands on a microphone. "Suuuurvey tiiiime... Are you ready?" he asks to a second nuclear eruption. "Then," Da Bad Guy continues, lining up with Big Sexy and the invaders smack-dab in the middle of a WCW ring, "For the thousands in attendance... and for the millions watching at home... Llllllet's get ready to SUCK IIIIIITTTTT!" he cries, and crotch-chops fly from the ring through the audience. The mic is handed off to big Kevin Nash. "When we heard our buddy Triple H was out front, clownin' around with the third member of the nWo Wolfpac Syxx-Pac here..." he says, giving Pac a playful push, "we had to let 'em get a look at 'Where the Big Boys Play'! 'Course, I'm sure you guys can imagine what a joyride it is around here with Hogan and Bret Hart calling the shots..." he adds with an eyeroll. "Now I had a few more things on my mind, one with a crow-guy, another with an old guy, and a third with my man the 'Macho Man' Randy Savage, but, hey, that can wait for tomorrow night." Rock House sounds off again as the special one-hour edition of Nitro heads to a commercial break, with the WWF's hottest faction eating up the limelight.

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Nashville Arena

May 18, 1998



Following the opening pyrotechnics and a graphic for the evening's New Age Outlaws-Nation bout for the WWF Tag Team Titles, "Are you ready?" reverberates through the arena. D-Generation X head to the ring with all the crotch-gesturing of a dollar porno. "Are you ready?" Triple H asks a crowd that quickly shouts back an affirmation, but then as if remembering a detail he forgot to mention, he waves them off. "No no no, not suckin' it just yet, no, that's for Needlenose Hart and The Rock later, no no, I wanna know if you're ready to welcome a few buddies from that prison 'Down South..." On que, Bad Guy hits, and the WWF fans go every bit as bananas as WCW's did three weeks prior as Scott Hall comes tiptoeing out from the back with Kevin Nash not far behind. In the ring the Outsiders throw up the Kliq handsign with X-Pac and Triple H and soak up the fan's praise. "Survey time..." Scott Hall says, and the crowd roars their approval. "Did you people pay to see... the WWF?" The reply is loud, but mixed. "Or did you people pay to see D-GENERATION-X?!" This time the loud reply is heavily in the affirmative.


Then, Da Bad Guy passes the microphone over to Kevin Nash, whose cocky smirk evaporates from his face. "There’s only one reason we’re here on Raw instead of doing our jobs on Nitro tonight,” Nash begins in a more serious tone than usual, "Two years ago, we came out on Nitro and told him all the seniors and dialysis patients he had in WCW couldn’t measure up to us. Here it is, two years later, and he still has us yukking it up with Harlem Heat and the Steiners, while those decrepit old bastards stumble through match after match like a tranquilized turtle. There’s a reason you got all those dinosaurs on the cheap, Eric: Vinnie Mac here saw it was time to put a bullet in the old horse’s head. New blood. That’s what we were supposed to be, remember, Eric? New blood. A shake-up. And what happens? After we tear apart all those walking corpses? You stick us with Hogan! You stick us with the most greedy, self-serving, manipulative son of a bitch in the company! It wasn’t that bald, backstabbing bastard who made people flip to watch Nitro. It wasn’t Hogan that made people buy Bash At The Beach two years ago; that was me and Scotty! Where was the third man, Eric? Undertaker, Bret, Bulldog … ‘Oh, I’m gonna pick the WWF clean. This is only the beginning’. Your promises ain’t worth [bleep], and neither are you. Well, mine are, Uncle Eric, so here’s my promise to you: me and Scotty, we’re declaring war again. And this time, I promise … it ain’t no storyline.” Kevin Nash tosses the microphone before firing off a pair of crotch chops at the camera with Scott Hall and DX following in kind, and Jim Ross spares no expense in affirming Nash's harsh opinion of Uncle Eric in Atlanta.

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:24px;"><strong>Monday, June Week 1, 1998</strong></span></p><p>

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<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>8pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:10px;">Following the eruption of the pyrotechnics, </span><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Monday Nitro</em></span><span style="font-size:10px;"> viewers are shown a video package of the end of last week's </span><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Nitro</em></span><span style="font-size:10px;">, when Hollywood Hogan and company fled up the walkway to the stage while Sting repelled from the rafters and passed out golden t-shirts to Randy Savage and Lex Luger, featuring a black scorpion stinger as a group Tony Schiavone insisted was 'The Hive'.</span></p><p><span style="font-size:10px;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:10px;">

</span><span style="font-size:10px;"><em>Voodoo Child</em></span><span style="font-size:10px;"> hits and Hollywood Hogan comes out air-guitaring as confident as ever, a complete turn-around from the end of last week's program. Eric Bischoff and Bret Hart are in tow, with the former being as antagonistic to the audience as possible.</span> "What an ovation!" Bischoff shouts, giving a jeering crowd his snarky grin. "Man I gotta tell ya, hearing the love and... adoration each and every one of you give us helps me get out of bed every day. Thank you, thank you!" Bischoff finishes, passing the mic off to Hogan. "Well ya know something Eric, one thing these people need to understand is, brother, when Hollywood speaks, you shutup!" The crowd protests, but it falls on deaf ears. "Now tonight brother, tonight is a good one for sushi and champagne dude, because the nWo gets to watch Roddy Piper get pulled apart by <em>this</em> man, the Hitman, Bret Hart!" Bret nods and smiles politely at Hogan, but otherwise remains still and somewhat distant. "Now Bret brother, for months now, Hollywood has been at your side, brother, and the New World Order has been in your corner dude. We haven't asked for much back, jack, but we need that bum Piper put on the shelf, and put there for good! You get the job done tonight, you execute that lousy chump with excellence, and brother, the booze and the babes are on the Immortal One tonight!" Hogan and Bischoff grin and give the Hitman the 4-Life handsign, but Bret ponders for a moment before asking for the microphone. "Yeah, you know Hollywood, you got a point... we've been at it as a team for a few months now." Bret says. "And you know I've been meaning to finish off Piper ever since I finished off the Macho Man. All I ask is..." he adds, stepping in closer to the nefarious duo to his right, "...when I put Piper away and become the #1 Contender to your World Heavyweight Championship, you give me my shot fair-and-square, man to man, at the Great American Bash." Hollywood and Eric Bischoff exchange puzzled looks before bursting in to laughter, Hogan resting his arm on Bret's shoulder. "Comeon brother... aaahahaha... Aaah man, you know the world has seen you at the top of a mountain. You walked the same paths I did in a different place. You beat the best they had, and brother, you went back for seconds... But you know as well as we do, that there's only one man at the top of professional wrestling, and that man, is the Immortal One, dude, that man, is Hollywood Hogan." "Yeah, yeah, he is... for now." Bret retorts to the delight of the crowd, and a shocked Hogan slowly pulls his arm off the Hitman. The WCW World Champion looks back and forth between Bischoff and Bret before finally nodding at the latter, both hands tightly gripping the WCW Heavyweight Title.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>8:15pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>High Voltage Vs. Riggs and Sick Boy</strong></p><p>

High Voltage's energy draws a sharp contrast with the muted, disheveled presentation of their opponents. Robbie Rage takes control of Sick Boy early and frequent tags keep Voltage fresh. The pair from Raven's Flock do all they can, dropping off the ankle and holding ankles, striking when and where the official can't see, but only Riggs gets in a little meaningful offense. Robbie Rage shoves off a DDT attempt and gets the hot tag to Kenny Kaos, who comes flying with a springboard clothesline to put Riggs away for the pinfall.</p><p> </p><p>

At the top of the walkway 'Mean' Gene Okerlund introduces 'The Macho Man' Randy Savage and Lex Luger to the jubilation of the audience, the pair sporting the same shirts Sting gave them last week. "Well it goes somethin'-like-this-Meeeeaaan Geeene, <em>Oooh Yeeeah</em>! Hollywood Hogan has shoved a knife in a few too many backs around here, he's made one too many enemies in World Championship Wrestling. HE THINKS HE'S THE ONLY BIG BOY PLAYIN' HERE, but Gene, we all know that when it comes to the madness of being a real superstar, nobody can top the Ma-Cho Man and his partners Lex Luger and Sting! I don't give a damn how many of those nWo stooges we have to plow through to get to him, we're coming for Hollywood Hogan, and we're takin' no prisoners, DIG IT!" "Now Lex, do you have anything to add?" 'Mean' Gene quips to the other superstar. "As a matter of fact I do..." replies Luger. "Me and Macho and the Stinger have been kickin' butt and takin' names for years now, but there's one man out there doing it every bit as good as anyone in the world. Bill Goldberg, we wanna have a word with you!" he exclaims, the crowd popping heavily at the idea. "We want you to fly into The Hive! We want you to help us get even with Hollywood Hogan and tear down the nWo!" The stablemates then play to the crowd as Gene Okerlund tosses to a commercial break.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>8:30pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

As <em>Nitro</em> returns Alex Wright and Rocco Rock are in the ring for their Tables match. The latter is sitting in the corner looking dazed and disinterested, but the German Wunderkind is front and center. Off-microphone he shouts something to staff at ringside, and on que a techno beat comes over the loudspeakers that spurns Wright to some of the most awful, uncoordinated dancing imaginable.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Tables Match, Alex Wright Vs. Rocco Rock w/Johnny Grunge</strong></p><p>

The strange match never really takes off, as Alex Wright seems to be the bringer of his own doom; he charges Rocco Rock and finds himself reeling from punches and kicks. His hammerlocks are repeatedly reversed, and for some reason, a bodyslam from Rock spurns him to set the table up on the outside - where Rocco Rock easily clobbers him a few times, then bodyslams him right through it for the win.</p><p> </p><p>

At the announce tables Schiavone, Heenan and Tenay are buzzing about the potential implications of Goldberg joining The Hive and question if they'll have an answer before or after his title defense against The Giant. It's the sound of Nirvana that brings the crowd to their feet as Diamond Dallas Page comes out, explodes a diamond on the stage with his gorgeous wife, and then takes to the crowd before finally jumping the railing and entering the ring. He grins as the crowd pours love on their People's Champion. "You know, it's reactions like that, that just, GOOOOOD GOD, make me come alive!" he shouts for a heavy pop. "Yeah, I've been around the block a few times here in WCW, taken a few lumps and given out just as many. I've held a couple of titles and chased just as many. I've worked at the bottom of shows and main evented JUST-AS-MANY!" DDP pauses and allows the crowd to pop again. "And one thing I'll never get sick of doing is coming out here and busting my butt for each and every one of you! Now you know, I wasn't always a stand-up kinda guy... truth be told, I was a hell of a jerk for a loooong time there, but you people changed me. You beautiful people saw something in Diamond Dallas Page that I never knew what was there, and I gotta tell ya, thanks to you, I have a blast each and every Monday and Thursday night around here. Even when I was at my worst, you guys knew that every single time DDP got in the ring, you were in for action! Speaking of which, there happens to be a few butts that need bustin' around here..." he adds, and the audience starts screaming out several names, most prominently 'Hogan'. "Now I'm not on the card for tonight, but Thunder is a different story, and believe me, my next Diamond Cutter is gonna be one you never saw comin'! BAAAAANG!" he screams, tossing the microphone and breaking another diamond with thousands of faithful fans. <em>Nitro</em> goes to break as DDP hoists Kimberly up and parades her around the ring, holding his free hand up to meet one of hers to form a diamond.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>8:45pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

A video package plays promoting the upcoming Goldberg/Giant match, ending in a graphic the announcers ramble on about for a few minutes.</p><p> </p><p>

The viewers are then taken back to the stage where Gene Okerlund is standing by with a seething Chavo Guerrero Jr. "Now Chavo, in less than two weeks you're going to take on the uncle that has used and abused you for so long here in WCW. What are your thoughts?" Chavo continues to seethe, huffing and puffing, leaning in then pulling back from the microphone, before finally bursting in to tears and grabbing Gene Okerlund to cry on. A perplexed 'Mean' Gene tosses to commercial.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>9:00pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Kanyon Vs. Saturn w/Raven</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Saturn takes off with his Puro-style strikes, but the larger man fights through them and starts lighting Saturn up with strikes and a few knees and elbows, knocking him clear out of the ring and establishing control. Raven distracts Kanyon once on the outside and lets Saturn leg-sweep him. Saturn tallies up a high spot by coming off the apron with a flying legdrop, only just getting himself and his opponent back in the ring to avoid a Count-Out. Saturn's edge doesn't last much longer, as a pumphandle suplex attempt gets countered into a snapmare and Kanyon goes right back on the attack, hitting strikes another dropkick, and a swinging fisherman suplex. Once again, however, Raven catches his eye, and Saturn takes advantage of the distraction to hit a big neckbreaker. He slaps on a headlock and hits a pair of snap suplexes to further weaken Kanyon before nailing him with a Saturn Bomb for the first close fall of the match. Raven climbs up on the apron and shouts commands at Saturn. At the orders of Raven, Saturn hits yet another Saturn Bomb and then his very own Ravenflow DDT to put Kanyon away.</p><p> </p><p>

Kanyon tries to scramble to his feet but only scrambles right into a Ravenflow DDT. At his master's order Saturn retrieves a burlap sack and cane from under the ring. Raven opens the bag to reveal Kanyon's old Mortis mask, which he slides on the head of his fallen enemy before taking the cane and beating Kanyon. Only approaching security from ringside makes him stop, where he then raises his arms and poses for the camera.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>RAW</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> opens with a very, very biased review of last night's </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>Over The Edge</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> pay-per-view by a certain Chairman, where Dude Love cracked the special guest referee - Vince McMahon - with a chair, ultimately culminating in Austin grabbing Vince's limp hand to count out a 3-count and retain the championship.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

After the pyrotechnics cease, Mick Foley is standing near an unfolded chair in the middle of the ring. "Man, man what a night it was last night huh?" he asks the crowd. "The Dude had a long one, I mean, Stone Cold Steve Austin, he knocked my teeth out, he blackened my eye, he knocked my teeth out - I may as well just come out and say, that Stone Cold kicked my ass last night at Over The Edge!" The crowd, while remaining friendly to Foley, pop loudly at the mention of the WWF Champion. "The Dude has been banged up pretty good, but I think he gave Austin as good a fight as any, so when Dude Love gets back in commission, I expect him to be the #1 Contender. Now in the course of that match the Dude made a terrible mistake, he swung for the fences and hit the boss, not the rattlesnake, so I sure would appreciate if Mr. McMahon came out so I can apologize to him."</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

The crowd shows their distaste for Vince McMahon as he swaggers down the ramp and climbs in the ring. The look he gives the repentant challenger is one of total disgust. "You want me to forgive you huh, after what you did, you want me to forgive you? Because of you, Stone Cold Steve Austin is still the champion! Because of you," he spits, "I spent the night damn near comatose in a hospital! So, lets see, you want to my forgiveness... Well you can start by getting on your knees!" Foley, whose head has been hanging, looks up with a spark in his eyes. "Now wait just a minute Vince... my kids are at home watching this, and I am NOT gonna let you embarrass me, humiliate me on live television." Vince fumes. "You think I care how they look at you, how all these people look at you? When I look at you, what I see, absolutely disgusts me." Now it's Mick Foley who huffs and puffs for a minute. "You know Vince, I gotta admit, deep down inside... it felt damn good to crack your head open with that steel chair." The crowd bursts with approval. "Now I get you had a long night, but don't blame me because you underestimated Steve Austin." he adds. "No I didn't underestimate Steve Austin, I overestimated you. You enjoyed hitting me with that chair last night huh? Okay... Why don't you do it again?" The crowd pops heavily. "You got one right there dont'cha? Take it, and deck me right in the forehead! You do it, and watch that college tuition fund go poof in a cloud of smoke! You do that and those kids watching can STARVE!" The sheer thought of that weighs on Foley, and he collapses in the chair. Vince starts circling him. "You know what, Mick Foley... I no longer have a need for your services." The owner of the WWF says as the audience pours hatred on him. Dude Love's music hits and Vince starts dancing in taunt to Foley.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="font-size:12px;">9:15pm-EST</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

With a graphic, the announce team plug both new merchandise (namely The Hive's shirt) and a 1-800 Collect company.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Dean Malenko Vs. Glacier</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Malenko, somehow looking more intense than usual, attacks Glacier right off the bat. He turns Glacier this way for this lock and that way for that suplex, totally dismantling him until, in conclusion, he executes a tiger bomb and seamlessly catches Glacier's legs, rolling him over in a Texas Cloverleaf for the Submission.</p><p> </p><p>

Trouble appears for Dean Malenko in the form of a stone-faced JJ Dillon that marches down to the ring and demands Malenko hand over the WCW Cruiserweight Title. Malenko considers it for a moment before shaking his head, telling JJ to forget it. The old authority follows him up the ramp, trying to reason with the resolute competitor.</p><p> </p><p>

A video package plays recapping some of the biggest moments of The Streak, and Schiavone plugs the US Title match as coming up next.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>Street Fight, Droz and the Legion of Doom Vs. Savio Vega and the New Midnight Express</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

In the steep tunnel to the loading bay an assortment of weapons have been scattered about for this wild, disorganized brawl. The Legion of Doom excel at beating Bart and Bob half to death, but Savio Vega tees off on them with a golf club. He starts chasing Droz up the tunnel to the top where the police have used their cars to cordone off the "street from the fans", but from between the squad cars comes a hulking figure. This figure takes the golf club from Savio Vega and breaks it over his back before grabbing Droz and tossing him into the cement wall of the tunnel. As the creature comes closer the announcers recognize him as The Undertaker, and he gives similar treatment to the New Midnight Express and the Legion of Doom as he storms to the back, the match all but forgotten.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>9:30pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<em>Nitro</em> returns to a shot of security marching through the hallways backstage. The buzz coming from the arena only grows louder and louder as Goldberg jerks the locker room door open and is escorted to the tunnel, where <em>Invasion</em> serves as a fitting marching song for the arrival of WCW's fire-breathing superstar.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>WCW United States Heavyweight Title Match, Goldberg© Vs. The Giant w/Brian Adams</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The contest starts off slow, a pair of lockups that give neither monster an advantage. The Giant irish whips Goldberg and leans in with a shoulder - but Da Man just bounces off of him, and with a yell, grabs The Giant and irish whips him. The larger athlete gets knocked clear off his feet with a clothesline from Goldberg and the fans roar their approval.</p><p> </p><p>

Goldberg's edge doesn't last long, however, as back on his feet The Giant proves himself every bit as tough and capable of trading blows as Goldberg. The Giant hits a backbreaker that hurts, and then hoists the usually invincible Goldberg up over his head, slamming him in a huge Gorilla Press. The pinning attempts that follow between a few clubbing fists and stomps don't get anywhere near three, however, and the momentum swings when Goldberg ducks a big right and knocks the Giant off-balance with a side kick. Teetering back in the corner is the worst thing the big man could do as Goldberg comes charging forth with a clothesline. He heads to the far corner and crouches for a spear, but out of nowhere Brian Adams cracks him on the back with a chair for a Disqualification victory.</p><p> </p><p>

While The Giant and Adams rain fists on a kneeling Goldberg, Hollywood Hogan heads down the walkway, shouting about "nipping this one in the bud." In the ring he takes off his weightlifting belt and has The Giant hold Goldberg up. He comes forth to strike Da Man, who ducks under his arms and plants Brian Adams with a huge Spear. Hogan circles behind The Giant, then high-tails it out of the ring as Goldberg drops him with a Spear as well. <em>Nitro</em> goes to commercial with Hogan retreating backwards, mouthing insults at a looming, glaring, undefeated Goldberg.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>Val Venis Vs. Michael Laurinaitis</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

The Big Valbowski spends just as much time grinding his hips as he does dismantling the poor jobber. Val ultimately hits a spinebuster, then stands over Michael gyrating his crotch before going up top and hitting the Money Shot for the win.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Viewers are then shown a clip of Austin and McMahon bantering on a radio program about Over The Edge, followed by a plug for a super soaker toy by having D-X hose down Sable during a corny photo shoot.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Though the lights don't dim, the funeral march that plays bring the fans to their feet as The Undertaker storms to the ring. "Lemme explain why I'm so pissed off at Vince McMahon..." he begins to an approving reply from the fans. "When I started in this company, Vince McMahon was known as the kind of man to give someone an opportunity, even if they were just... a little different. He gave me the chance to be myself, to be The Undertaker. But you see, that's where all the giving stopped, and all the taking began. Shortly after my arrival, I became the slayer of dragons. Vince McMahon lined up every giant, and every freak, that he knew his handpicked champions couldn't beat, and I beat 'em, I destroyed 'em, and I moved on. What I did for Vince McMahon is make his kingdom safe. All the while, I knew my time would come - oh yes, I AM a two-time, World Wrestling Federation champion." he notes to the endearment of the live audience. "But even after all his hand-chosen favorites left for greener pastures, for more money, I stayed here by his side, thinking I would get rewarded. And how does he repay me? He makes me fight my own brother. See, it's all for ratings. He made me put my family tragedy on the line, and after all that, I never lost my smile, I took care of business, and while I took care of business, Stone Cold shot to the top." The crowd erupts once more at the mere mention of the champion.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

"Now I don't begrudge Steve Austin anything," he continues, "but I do demand what's rightfully mine, and that is a shot, at the World Wrestling Federation Title. Now Vince, I think it's past time you get your pencil-necked, geek-ass out here, and face the reaper!" The Phenom doesn't have to wait long, as Vince McMahon marches out and dares to snatch the microphone from 'Taker's hand. "You want me to give you a title shot? You chokeslammed me to hell last week! You hovered over me like a vulture last night! Now you talk about loyalty and nobility and all these things, but really, the question is, what have you done for me lately? Now tell me something... Is Paul Bearer telling the truth, when he says your mother was a whore?" The crowd gasps and Undertaker starts towards Vince with a murderous look in his eyes, but Vince backs off fast. "Hold it, I got your answer, hold it. You want a title shot? Alright, you can have one..." he says as he steps between the ropes and on to the apron. "... if you win your match, in the middle of this ring, tonight. Yeah, I wanna see how well you do... WHEN YOU GO AGAINST YOUR BROTHER, KAAAANE!" he shouts as the crowd pops in anticipation. Vince retreats as The Undertaker peers off into the distance in deep thought.</span></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:12px;"><strong>9:45pm-EST</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Best of Seven Series for the #1 Contendership to the WCW World Television Title, Booker T Vs. Chris Benoit</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The Crippler and The Book take off on one another from the start. Benoit tries to take an early edge but Booker's kicks keep him at bay, giving him a particularly nasty one from the mat as Benoit attempted some sort of leglock. Still, Chris Benoit counters Booker's kicks with the crispest punches and chops in the sport, and soon the former Harlem Heat member finds himself reeling.</p><p> </p><p>

Chris Benoit is knocked from the ring by a high kick and Booker pursues, but Benoit manages to hook his arms around Booker's waist and toss him in a belly-to-belly suplex that shifts the momentum of the match. Benoit rolls him back in the ring and fails to get the three count on a subsequent set of pinfalls. Still unable to handle Benoit's suplexes, Booker slides out of the ring and pulls the feet out from under Benoit. This time when Chris tries a reversal, Booker meets him with a big knee and a sidekick to drop him before rolling back in the ring. Chris only slides back in on the 8-count, right into a fresh attack from Booker. Booker hits his first major maneuver of the match, a sidewalk slam, but Benoit has little trouble in kicking out just after 2. With no clear end in sight, the announcers toss to commercial.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;">Marc Mero heads to the ring for his match against Steve Blackman, but not before addressing the question of what has happened to Sable. "Don't worry, don't worry," he sneers, "Sable is where she belongs, barefoot in the kitchen! Now I got someone new, she is black, she is beautiful, she is Jacqueline!" Out waltzes 'Marvelous' Marc Mero's newest valet before the match begins.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

</span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>King of the Ring Qualifying Match, Marc Mero w/Jacqueline Vs. Steve Blackman</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Steve Blackman takes off with his martial-arts-style strikes, but very quickly Jacqueline makes her presence known with general distractions and interruptions, even running in the ring to briefly shield Mero. Marc overpowers Blackman with his size and hits a few crucial slams before heading up top and landing the Marvelocity for the pin in this quick match. Jacqueline jumps up on Marc, who allows himself a handful of her behind as they celebrate.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

A vignette plays hyping a mysterious, enigmatic figure called Edge.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

</span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>Six-Man Elimination Tag Match, D-Generation X(HHH and the NAO) Vs. The Nation of Domination (Rock, D'Lo, and Owen)</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Triple H and starts wailing on D'Lo nearly before the bell rings. The tags are fast and so is the action as the New Age Outlaws prove to be the superior duo out of the six. Their attitude and attack ends when The Rock, battling back-and-forth with Road Dogg, catches Dogg coming off the ropes with a clothesline and turns it in to a Rock Bottom for the pin and first elimination. Billy Guun charges in and </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>RAW</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> tosses to break amidst a flurry of fists.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="font-size:12px;">10:00pm-EST</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

Back from break, Chris Benoit has Booker T in a cross kneelock. With pain shooting through him he grasps for the ropes, but just can't quite make it. Seeing the hold is getting nowhere Benoit releases and drags Booker back to the center of the mat. When he goes for the Crossface, however, Booker reaches over his head and takes hold of Benoit's, rising up to hit something of a stunner on the Canadian Crippler. Benoit reels and soon gets a boot to the stomach. Booker hits the ropes and comes back with the Scissors Kick. He rolls Benoit over and the referee begins to count, but at 2-and-a-half Mickey Jay finds himself pulls from the ring by none other than Stevie Ray. Jay goes ballistic at the disruption and orders Stevie Ray to the back. In the ring, Chris Benoit slips up behind Booker T and tosses him in a big German Suplex Pin. Jay scrambles in just in time to make the three-count. Being all business, Chris Benoit leaves the ring after having his arm raised while Booker kneels on the mat, clearly confused at the last five minutes and pissed his defeat came from his own brother.</p><p> </p><p>

The announcers narrate through a graphic showing the score of the series to now be 2-1 in favor of Chris Benoit while plugging the World Television Champion Fit Finlay's Hardcore Title defense coming up next. In the back, 'Lionheart' Chris Jericho is stalking JJ Dillon, literally singing and howling his praises for standing up to Dean Malenko. Dillon first tries to escape in the cafeteria, then in a locker room, and lastly, in a bathroom, where only by locking the door does he separate himself from the ecstatic and obnoxious Jericho.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;">When </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>RAW</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> returns a replay is needed to show D'Lo Brown's elimination, courtesy of a Famouser from Billy Gunn, the same Billy Gunn getting suplexed around the ring by Owen Hart. Owen tags out to The Rock who plants Gunn with a Rock Bottom and pins him out of the match the same as his partner. Triple H hits the ring and unleashes on The Rock so fast that Owen gets involved, only to eat a knee lift. The brawl between Rocky and Triple H continues in the ring while Owen drops off the apron to shake the cobwebs out... only to get rushed and tackled by Ken Shamrock. Mike Chioda is occupied with the big Pedigree Triple H nails on The Rock and the pinfall that follows. A senseless Owen Hart is rolled in the ring next and covered easily to give Triple H and D-Generation X the win.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Ken Shamrock rolls in the ring and continues his vicious assault on Owen Hart. The Nation of Domination hit the ring and bring the numbers game on 'The World's Most Dangerous Man' but Dan Severn charges in the ring to help even the odds. Dan Severn single-handedly chases off The Nation while in the Ring, Triple H attacks Ken Shamrock and starts a brawl that officials have to separate.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Backstage, a grinning Vince McMahon is shown shaking hands with Kane and Jim Ross questions which one of them has signed a deal with the devil tonight.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="font-size:12px;">10:15pm-EST</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

<strong>WCW Hardcore Title Match, Fit Finley© Vs. The Barbarian</strong></p><p> </p><p>

The match itself is a pure brawl, with double-champion Fit Finley going from striking the Barbarian with his fists to taking turns hitting The Barbarian on the back with the TV and Hardcore Titles. At one point Barbarian tosses Finley clear out of the ring and into the guard rail. Leaving the ring he collects a chair, but the tough-as-nails Irishman punches it into his face and proceeds to take his sweet time beating him all the way around the ring and up-and-down the walkway with the chair. By the time The Barbarian rolls back in the ring, Finley easily puts him away with a Kneeling Reverse Piledriver for the pin, ending a rather lengthy, tedious title defense of this violent new division.</p><p> </p><p>

Back at the announce table Tenay breaks down what to expect from the upcoming #1 Contender's match of Bret Hart and Roddy Piper, a match ordered last week by JJ Dillon.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>King of the Ring Qualifying Match, Faarooq Vs. Jeff Jarrett w/Southern Justice</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

The arrogant Jeff Jarrett bites off more than he can chew as Faarooq takes out his recent frustrations on him with big blow after big slam. His pinfall attempts get him nowhere, but Faarooq's attack saps the life out of Double J. Jarrett manages to toedrop Faarooq as hecomes off the ropes with a clothesline, but Faarooq turns a piledriver attempt into a back body drop and gets right back in the driver's seat with a fresh set of heavy blows. After coming off the ropes with a huge flying shoulder tackle, he starts mouthing at Southern Justice, who hop up on the apron. Jeff Jarrett takes the opportunity to slide out and collect a cowboy belt from under the ring. He cracks Faarooq over the head with the buckle and quickly rolls him up for the flash pinfall.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

The announce team plug sponsors at ringside and discuss a graphic of the King of the Ring tournament, pointing out how Triple H and X-Pac are seeded to face one another. </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

</span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>WWF Light Heavyweight Title Match, Funaki Vs. TAKA Michinoku©</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

TAKA quickly knocks Funaki from the ring, then hits the ropes, leaps up on top of the opposing ropes and comes off with a springboard splash to land on Funaki who was several feet up the ramp. This speed continues in the contest as the two trade acrobatics. Funaki manages to slow the match down slightly with a dropkick, then follows it up with several splashes for near falls. He stands TAKA up and goes for a swinging DDT, but Taka blocks it and lifts Funaki up to drill him with a Michinoku Driver and collect the pin.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="font-size:12px;">10:30pm-EST</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

Coming back from break, a video package recaps Bret's experiences with Hollywood Hogan and the nWo since his debut starting with them singing a mockery of O' Canada, followed by his interference at StarrCade, and ending with their recent alliance.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>#1 Contender's Match to the WCW World Heavyweight Title at The Great American Bash, Bret Hart Vs. Roddy Piper</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Roddy Piper comes out every bit as wound up as Bret Hart, and meets the latter on the walkway where the fight begins. Piper gets Hart's jacket pulled up over his head and tosses him back-and-forth between the guard rails. Taking him to ringside, Piper collides the forehead of the Hitman with the ring post a whopping ten times, continuing to beat him around ringside before finally rolling him in the ring. Piper chokes out Bret on the mat which Charles Robinson has to chastise, and the moment's distraction allow Bret to thumb Piper's eye and get out of a bad situation. Piper give him a good stomp and goes to pull him to his feet, but Bret pulls the legs out from under Roddy and immediately goes for a Sharpshooter, but Piper kicks his way out of it and rolls outside the ring. <em>Monday Nitro</em> goes to break with the two men glaring at each other and Schiavone promising a war, right here in D.C.</p><p> </p><p>

- - - - - - - - - -</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="color:#8B0000;">Backstage in front of the logo backdrop stands Kane and a conniving Paul Bearer, much to the disapproval of the fans. Jim Ross addresses them from the announce table. "Now Paul," he drawls, "how confident are you, that your son, can beat The Undertaker here tonight in a high-stakes matchup?" Paul Bearer coos and sneers before screeching out, "</span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>Oooooh JR!</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> My son has beaten The Undertaker before when nothing has been on the line! Beating his brother for a shot at the WWF Title will be </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>noooo</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> trouble, </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>ahahahaa</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;">!"</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Back at ringside, Vince McMahon has joined the announce team, remarking that he wouldn't miss the next two matches for anything.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

</span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>King of the Ring Qualifying Match, Mark Henry Vs. Terry Funk</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

On commentary Vince drills home the fact that Terry Funk is way more "hardcore" than Mick Foley, and against the bigger man Funk tries to prove that. Henry stalks Funk around but can't get in close enough to do real damage, as Terry goes from slugging out rights to a couple of heavy clotheslines. Funk makes the mistake of trying to bodyslam Mark Henry, who simply falls on him for a near pin. Seeing a clear strategy Henry starts splashing Funk on the mat and in the corner, throwing his massive weight against the veteran brawler. Mark Henry irish whips Terry Funk and charges, but Funk drops down and Henry goes crashing down to the outside. The big man manages to get back to his feet thanks to the help of the guard rail. Terry Funk climbs out to the apron and manages to pull off a sault from the top rope, but he's off-mark and barely clips Mark Henry. The member of The Nation beats Funk to his feet and rolls him back in the ring, where a World's Strongest Slam puts him away.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

In the parking lot Stone Cold is seen marching to the backstage area. Vince is shown gulping as Austin makes his way to the tunnel and, with a glass shatter, down to the ring as the crowd gives him a thunderous ovation. The Texas Rattlesnake rolls in the ring and goes from turnbuckle to turnbuckle playing to the crowd before dropping back out of the ring to ringside. He gets in Vince McMahon's face and orders him to leave ringside; Vince protests, so naturally, Austin grabs and drags him halfway across the announce table. Vince fights him off and regains his composure, stepping away from the announce table as he shouts insults at Austin who quickly takes his place and flips him the bird as he goes.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

The sound of organs and crimson tint to the lights indicates the coming of Kane as </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>RAW</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;"> takes its final break.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="font-size:12px;">10:45pm-EST</span></strong></p><p> </p><p>

Back from break, Bret Hart has Piper in a variant of a wristlock with Piper on the ground, wrenching his arm with his foot on Hot Rod's shoulder. Mike Tenay commentates on a missed spot during break, when Bret managed to catch Piper off-guard with a baseball slide that sent him crashing into the guard rail. Bret breaks the hold and starts Piper up only to drop him again with a knee lift.</p><p> </p><p>

This slow, calculated attack only continues as the match going on, with Bret only pausing to shout insults at 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper. Frustrated with the lack of a 3-count Bret irish whips Piper and goes for an arm drag, but Piper halts the execution and jabs Bret in the eye with his free hand, pulling him down for a piledriver and finally taking control of the match back. Unlike Bret, Piper has little interest in maneuvers and throws and starts laying into the Hitman with strikes that only grow in frequency and intensity as the fans get riled up with their antihero.</p><p> </p><p>

From the back comes Vincent to groans and jeers from the audience. Piper finally executes a throw with a side suplex as Vincent climbs up on the apron, brandishing a fresh pair of brass knuckles. Robinson goes to tell him off as Bret Hart reverses an irish whip; Piper hits the referee who tumbles and hits the protective mat outside the ring. Seeing an opportunity Vincent steps between the ropes, but to his surprise Bret confronts him and literally pulls the brass knuckles off his hand, tossing them over his head... and right into the hands of Roddy Piper, who proves himself not at all above using them. Down goes Bret, and down goes Vincent. Roddy Piper slaps on a sleeper and a dazed Charles Robinson crawls back in the ring. Seeing Bret not moving, he calls for the bell, and punches Piper's ticket to the Great American Bash.</p><p> </p><p>

Piper leaves the ring and heads up the walkway, but before he can step through the tunnel he's greeted by 'The Macho Man' and Lex Luger. Piper tells The Hive to go take out Bret and Vincent and that's just what they do. Bret is beside himself in the ring, grabbing Vincent and holding him by his shirt while shouting insults at Luger and Savage. It is then that the crowd explodes as WCW's Dark Knight repels from the rafters, featuring new golden-and-black facepaint. Bret turns and goes down from a patented Sting dropkick. Vincent tries to flee but runs right into Lex Luger. Lex and the Stinger look at each other before, in turn, hoisting Vincent up into a Torture Rack and slapping on a Scorpion Deathlock as <em>Nitro</em> comes to a close.</p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>#1 Contender's Match to the WWF World Heavyweight Championship at King of the Ring, Kane w/Paul Bearer Vs. The Undertaker</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Undertaker and Kane start thrashing each other from the moment the Deadman hits the ring. Kane outstrikes his older half-brother and takes control, beating on 'Taker in the corner. and around the edge of the ring. Kane hits a big backbreaker, but Undertaker sits up and scrambles back to his feet and starting the fistfight again. From there they trade a few heavy slams, one not to be outdone by the other. Kane irish whips Undertaker and goes to feed him a big boot but 'Taker catches hie foot with one arm and grabs his throat with the other. Kane struggles however and pushes The Undertaker to the ropes. Kane lands a big standing clothesline but The Undertaker grabs him and both men go tumbling over the top rope.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

On the outside, Undertaker just beats Kane to his feet, and hence it is the younger brother that gets slammed into the ring post. Behind The Undertaker comes a screeching Paul Bearer, who soon finds himself floored after a huge right hand from The Deadman. This gives Kane an opening, and The Undertaker is again outgunned by his little brother around ringside. Undertaker rolls back in the ring; Kane follows, but soon goes crashing down thanks to a flying shoulder tackle from his older brother. All is still for a few moments before simultaneously the brothers sit up to a loud pop from the audience. This time it's Kane who beats Undertaker to his feet and floors his brother with a big boot. The Undertaker can only stagger back to his feet and walks right into a chokeslam for a very near fall. After the kickout Kane wastes little time in almost robotically standing back up and hoisting his brother up for a big suplex. After an equally big Sidewalk Slam, The Big Red Machine goes for a Tombstone; Undertaker slips out the back and shoves his brother to a corner, where he follows and throws the biggest right hands he can to kill his younger brother's momentum. With Kane stunned, Undertaker goes up and comes crashing down with the 'Old School' ropewalk chop. Paul Bearer, having regained his senses, climbs up on the apron to distract the Undertaker but goes right back down with another big fist. Undertaker catches his rising brother by the throat and brings him down with a thunderous chokeslam.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

He doesn't go for the pin however, stepping back to catch his breath. When he turns Mankind is waiting for him on the apron, feeding him a Mandible Claw that he struggles to break free from while the referee checks on Paul Bearer at ringside, much to the frustration of Stone Cold and Jim Ross at ringside. Undertaker finally breaks free by knocking Mankind off the apron with an uppercut, but waiting for him in the center of the ring is Kane, who scoops him up and lands a Tombstone Piledriver. The referee finally takes note of what's happening to count out the pinfall.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

Kane climbs out of the ring and approaches the announce table; Austin tosses his headset and steps around the table, Title belt on shoulder to have a staredown with Kane, while The Undertaker and Mankind lay into each other around ringside to end </span><span style="color:#8B0000;"><em>RAW</em></span><span style="color:#8B0000;">.</span></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p>Phew. Okay, so this is what I'm up to:</p><p> </p><p>

My plan is to present a plausible, alternate reality similar to the one Jed Shaffer crafted a decade ago; I say 'similar' because I realize that sooner rather than later, something will happen to throw his narrative off and turn this in to a tale of its own. That being said, I still intend to try and follow his tale as closely as possible for as long as possible. I never could figure out why neither of his non-kayfabe stories never became mods or diaries, so I decided to take a stab at the longer of the two myself.</p><p> </p><p>

I've decided to post RAW and Nitro together like that to give you the readers the ability to simulate our Monday night's from 20 years ago; in one time block, you can follow along one show and then "flip the channel" to the other in the next time block if you so please.</p><p> </p><p>

'B' shows will not get full writeups like that, only recaps - this includes both WCW Thunder AND ECW Hardcore TV. However, all ECW PPV's will receive a full writeup like their big league counterparts, and I eagerly await my ECW getting a national TV deal.</p><p> </p><p>

I didn't bother to give some orderly setup with rosters, dispositions, etc. at the top because not one of us got mailed a pamphlet with a batting lineup; we tuned in every week to see who was wrestling, and those of you old enough checked online for any talent jumping ship.</p><p> </p><p>

All that being said, I want to interact with all of you and have fun. Let's see how well I can bring Jed's story to life, and to what outcome we reach.</p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>

<em>Tuesday morning Nielsen ratings...</em></p><p><em> </em></p><p><em>



Head-to-head, RAW just edged out Nitro with the ratings gap never exceeding half a point; that came during the quarter hour featuring Faarooq Vs. Jarrett and the Light-Heavyweight Title match, which continued a steady viewer increase that started during the DX/Nation elimination tag match. On the other hand, Monday Nitro took the lead at the start of the Bret/Piper match going against the Mark Henry/Terry Funk match. The final quarter hour featuring two blockbuster #1 Contender's matches was statistically tied.</strong></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>Tapings Results - ***SPOILERS***</strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:14px;"><strong>WCW Thunder</strong></span></p><p>

<span style="font-size:14px;">-Kidman def. Chavo Guerrero Jr., Disco Inferno, and Juventud Guerrera when Eddy distracted Chavo</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-In an interview with Gene Okerlund, Chris Jericho showed off Dean Malenko 'Wanted' flyers</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Raven def. Ray Traylor. After the match, DDP ran in and hit Raven with a Diamond Cutter</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-In the ring for a match, Goldberg tells Gene Okerlund that he will be on Nitro if Savage or Luger want to talk to him</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Goldberg def. John Nord. After the match Johnny Grunge came onto the stage and challenged Goldberg to a tables match</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-In an office JJ Dillon tells DDP he has to take on Saturn tonight</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Chris Benoit def. Booker T due to interference from Stevie Ray to extend his lead in the series to 3-1</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Eric Bischoff comes and says Bret won't answer his calls, tells Bret he needs to get with the program again and get in touch</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Sting def. Scott Norton. After the match he says he'll be on Nitro if Goldberg is willing to talk about Hollywood Hogan</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Davey Boy Smith def. Barry Darsow</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-In the parking lot Booker T and Chris Benoit argue about Benoit plotting with Stevie Ray</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

-Diamond Dallas Page def. Perry Saturn</span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;">

</span><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>WWF Sunday Night Heat</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Scorpio def. Kurrgan</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Droz def. Brooklyn Brawler</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-On the TitanTron, The Rock cuts a promo on Ken Shamrock for attacking Owen Hart last week</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Too Much def. Funaki & Dick Togo</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-WWF European Title match, Triple H def. Al Snow</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

</span></span><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>***MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW***</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

</span></span><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>WWF RAW is WAR</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Vince McMahon announces he'll be receiving a Humanitarian of the Year award</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-KotR Qualifying Match, Ken Shamrock def. Kama Mustafa. After the match D'Lo Brown attacks him but Dan Severn runs in to help</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Faarooq & Steve Blackman def. Marc Mero & Jeff Jarrett</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Al Snow def. Scorpio</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Steven Regal def. Droz. After the match The Undertaker came out and cleaned house screaming that he wants Vince McMahon</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-D-X come out, soon followed by the Legion of Doom who demand a Tag Team Titles match tonight</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Mark Henry Vs. Vader is ruled No Contest after The Undertaker chokeslams them both at once</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-KotR Qualifying Match, Dan Severn def. D'Lo Brown</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-A tribute video to Sable plays</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Val Venis Vs. Dustin Runnels is ruled No Contest after The Undertaker lays them both out</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-WWF Tag Team Titles Match, New Age Outlaws def. Legion of Doom 2000</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-The Undertaker destroys the cafeteria backstage, police surround him</span></span></p><p><span style="font-size:14px;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Vince McMahon receives the Humanitarian of the Year award, Stone Cold steals money from his pocket and gives it to the charities. The lights dim, druids roll a casket to the ring, Mankind ambushes Stone Cold, Kane climbs out of casket & joins the attack, locks Austin in the casket</span></span></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="The Nickman" data-cite="The Nickman" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="42735" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I am REALLY enjoying this, this is fantastic stuff!!<p> </p><p> One question though, why are you giving away the RAW results early, Eric Bischoff??</p></div></blockquote><p> </p><p> You honor me, and I hope I don't disappoint in the future.</p><p> </p><p> I posted the RAW results because the year is 1998 and as you'll recall, RAW was taped every other week. As you could get the results online if you looked, so can you get them in my diary - but you can't say you weren't warned! <img alt=":p" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/tongue.png.ceb643b2956793497cef30b0e944be28.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> It gives some of the younger readers the slightest taste of the WWF's predicament, trying to save money by taping RAW's together while running the risk of losing viewers with the results plastered across the (fledgling) internet.</p>
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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="color:#2E8B57;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong><em>WatchWristLock Weekly Newsletter</em></strong></span></span></p><p><span style="color:#2E8B57;"><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>

June Week 1, 1998</strong></span></span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>WCW</strong></span></p><p><span style="font-size:18px;"><strong>

WALK OUT!</strong></span></p><p>

<strong>A major altercation took place backstage at the tapings for Thunder, where Lex Luger loudly objected to Konnan being introduced as the newest member of The Hive. Konnan's reply was harsh and Luger slapped him, resulting in a struggle that staff and other workers had to separate. When Bischoff refused to fire Lex for hitting him Konnan left the arena in his rental vehicle, as did Psychosis and Juventud Guerrera. For those who may be confused, the revelation of Konnan's membership was revealed to the locker room </strong><strong><em>after</em></strong><strong> the opening cruiserweight contest, resulting in heavy tweaking of Thunder's conclusion. Morale has taken a serious blow as this is the second walkout in less than a month, and Eric Bischoff is reportedly becoming very difficult to approach.</strong></p><p> </p><p>

-Johnny Grunge's solo appearance at the Thunder tapings all but confirm word coming out of Nitro that Rocco Rock had been terminated for being noticeably intoxicated for his match against Alex Wright.</p><p>

-Word is feelers have been put out to Jim Hellwig, otherwise known as The Ultimate Warrior, concerning a deal in the near future. As of this writing, however, no agreement has been reached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong><span style="font-size:18px;">WWF</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong><span style="font-size:18px;">

INJURIES!</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"><strong>

Owen and Droz have both sustained minor injuries, the former with floating bone chips near his tailbone and the latter with a broken toe sustained during a segment that took place during next week's RAW taping.</strong></span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;"> </span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Contradicting rumors have popped up about Mark Henry, as some say management sees the "It" factor in him and plans to pair him with The Rock in a top feud for SummerSlam, while others insist top officials are disappointed with his work and that he may even be on the chopping block.</span></p><p><span style="color:#8B0000;">

-Vader has made it clear how bothered he is by his lack of a push, and has brought up more than once how big of a star he is in Japan.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:14px;">OTHER</span></p><p>

-In light of his escalating push in the WWF, the NWA has stripped Dan Severn of its World Heavyweight Title effective this morning.</p><p>

-Sources confirm that Kevin Nash and Scott Hall have NOT been released from their WCW contracts, barring them from signing with the WWF through the new millennium.</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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Weekend Show Results


WCW Saturday Night

-Horace Boulder def. Chris Adams

-nWo members The Giant, Brian Adams, and Scott Norton ran down Goldberg, Randy Savage, and Lex Luger, respectively

-Johnny Grunge def. Johnny Swinger in a tables match. Gene Okerlund interviewed Johnny Grunge after the match, who said The Streak is going through a table on Monday Nitro

-Best of Seven Series Match 5, Chris Benoit def. Booker T with interference from Stevie Ray. Fit Finley came out and hit a retreating Stevie Ray with a chair




ECW Hardcore TV

-Taz interrupts a battle of words between the FBI and the team of Super Nova and the Blue Meanie by attacking them, in turn being attacked by Bam Bam Bigelow

-Masato Tanaka def. Chris Chetti

-Backstage Joey Styles catches fans up on missed events at house shows in relation to the rest of the card

-ECW World Television Title Match, Rob Van Dam def. Lance Storm thanks to interference from Sabu

-The Dudley Boyz def. Spike, Tommy Dreamer, and The Sandman. After the match the attack continued with Bubba Ray and D-Von 3-Ding Beulah. New Jack then ran out and fought them off

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