QUICK QUOTE: WWF 14.65 (+ .64, last year: 21) - by the way, SportsLine hit
an all-time low yesterday at 1.80 - HAW HAW HAW
TONIGHT: What will happen when RAW emanates from WCW's old stomping
grounds? The first-ever interpromotional match happens tonight as the
Undertaker takes on Lance Storm & Mike Awesome in a handicap match! And
the show starts with Shane McMahon taking on Diamond Dallas Page in a
street fight - so you BEST be here at the very tippy-top of that hour!
Hmmm....interpromotional matches before the pay-per-view? Is that an
admission that the WCW vs. WCW matches just ain't happening?
Desperation? NAAAH this is the *WWF* we're talking about...RIGHT?
TV-14-DLV - CC - One World Leader Attitude - WWF!
Let Us Take You Back to SmackDown! - and the sequence of events leading
from the end of the championship match, to the post-match fracas IN the
ring, the one OUTSIDE the arena, to WCW turning on itself...and three men
left laying at the end of the night. Go read the
Cover your ears and close your eyes - it's PYRO away and once again it's
on - LIVE from the Philips Arena in Atlanta, GA and transmitido en espanol
SAP on TNN, TSN, WWF New York and we're CRACKLING with anticipation...
TONIGHT: It's a street fight! Shane McMahon vs. Diamond Dallas Page!
TONIGHT: The WWF's Undertaker meets the WCW's Storm & Awesome in an
interpromotional handicap match!
SHANE O. MAC (with kendo stick) v. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE in a street fight -
or is it? Instead of Page, it's TAKER & SARA coming out second - rolling
rolling rolling rolling, keep rolling rolling rolling rolling to the ring.
Maybe he'll 'splain it to us. "All due respect, I know you wanna get
yours, but hey tonight it's about mine - I got a score to settle - PAGE IS
MINE." Hmmm... Shane steps aside as Page's music fires up...
TAKER (with Sara) v. DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE in a street fight - well, what
about that handicap....oh we'll worry about that later, I guess. Page
brings a chair. He seems content to swing it at the ropes from the floor
- Taker held at bay for a while...but finally he decides to go out and try
to meet him on the floor. Page backs up...only to find Shane swinging his
stick BEHIND him. With nowhere to go, Page hits the ring. Taker in after
him - Page with a knee, knee, knee, right, right, right, elbow, elbow,
elbow, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, kick, ikc, right - well, Taker's had
enough - switching positions in the corner - soupbone left soupbone left
soupbone left soupbone left, soupbone, soupbone, soupbone, soupbone, back
elbow - into the opposite corner, follow lariat. Hmm, Billy Silverman is
STILL out on the floor - come to think of it, I never heard the bell...
Page sent back to the first corner - got him in the choke as he comes
out... OHHHHHH Shane in the ring and swinging the kendo stick to *Taker*
- five shots in the back - kick - stick, stick, stick, stick, stick -
Taker hooks the kendo stick underneath his arm and looks at Shane - whose
eyes bug out. SOUPBONE! Soupbone! Soupbone, soupbone, soupbone,
soupbone, soupbone...back elbow. BIG beal across the ring. Page is back
in with the chair as Taker sets Shane up for the Last Ride - WHACK!
Chair in the gut - chair to the head. Blatant choke - Page stomping away
- now Shane joins him in a doubleteam. Ross: "The whole damn incident -
are you telling me what happened at the end of SmackDown! was a - nothing
but an elaborate plan to set up the Undertaker? Is that what we're
seeing?" Well, it may not have been at the end of Tuesday night, but...
And now *Sara* is in the ring - and she's got the stick! Stick to Shane!
Stick! Stick! Page is behind her, grabbing the stick away - DIAMOND
CUTTER BAAAAAANG! Taker covers his wife - Page and Shane roll out and
celebrate as Page's music plays again. Commentators try to press hard
that Page attacking Shane on Thursday was all part of this incredible
setup....err....rahhhhht. Two EMT's are out - putting Sara on the back
board. We take the replays of Shane swinging the stick (and managing to
hang onto it this time, too!), Sara swinging the stick...and that Diamond
Cutter. Sara sells it about a MILLION times better than Kane - plus,
being barefoot, gets all those wacky fetishists nice and hard at the same
Backstage, Shane says "that's how you make an impact!" Page and Shane
come across Taker's ride - Shane presents it to Page, saying he can take
the rest of the night off. The bike takes a while to start...THEN Page
tries to drive off without releasing the brake - whew, they figured it
out. And off he rides...
WHOA CHECK OUT *THIS* LOCAL AD - "This summer, get ready for the return of
the most electrifying man in sports entertainment. Finally, the
Rock has come back to pay-per-view. Don't miss SummerSlam LIVE at the
Compaq Center at San Jose, Sunday August 19th - get your tickets now."
Sara is loaded into the ambulance - Taker's promises he's gonna get
'im - then rides with her - I guess he didn't mean TONIGHT, wink wink
WWF TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: TH
OSE DAMN DUDLEYZ (with Let Us Take You Back to SmackDown!) v. APA
potlight on Spike breaking his ankle last Thursday...I wonder if that puts
Molly out of action as well? Pier Four Brawl to start - Bradshaw ends up
clotheslining D-Von out...and following. Bubba Ray laying out Faarooq in
the ring while Bradshaw runs D-Von into the steps - now we're at one on
one in the ring - right by Bubba Ray, right, into the ropes, back elbow.
Off the ropes with an elbowdrop for 2. WOW Faarooq's got some tapejob on
his right elbow there. Forearm in the back by Dudley, right, whip is
reversed, shouldertackle by Faarooq, bodyslam for 2. Tag to Bradshaw -
open kick, knee, overhand forearm, into the ropes for a double
shoulderblock. Elbowdrop by Bradshaw, up quickly for a second elbowdrop -
1, 2, no. Right. Knee. Knee, into the ropes, big boot to the face - 1,
2, Bubba Ray is out. Into the ropes is reversed - D-Von with a shot in
the back - Bradshaw turns and swings, but D-Von ducks - Bubba Ray in with
a shoulder to the gut, pushing him to the unfriendly corner - D-Von
holding back the arms while Bubba Ray unleashes on the open Bradshaw.
Boy, they're talking about Sara an awful lot (as opposed to talking about
this match). Tag to D-Von - right hand. Into the ropes, jumpin' back
elbow. Right, right, knee, into the ropes, reversal by Bradshaw, D-Von
tries a crossbody off the ropes but is caught - and there's the fallaway
slam. Overhand right by Bradshaw, again, setting up for a powerbomb - oh,
man, don't turn your back to Bubba Ray! Faarooq tries to complain, but
succeeds only in drawing referee "Blind" Mike Chioda's attention from
noticing the shenanigans behind his back, as Bubba Ray whips Bradshaw's
head back to the mat. Bradshaw pops Bubba Ray with a right, gutshot for
D-Von, back to Bubba Ray but he ducks - double neckbreaker by the Dudleyz.
D-Von covers - 1, 2, no. D-Von piles on the punches - stomp, stomp - tag.
Open shot to the ribs by Bubba Ray - head to the buckle, open-handed slap,
up on the second rope for a Ten Punch Count Along - wait, I thought Bubba
Ray was a heel? - Bradshaw stops the count at five by powerbombing Bubba
Ray into the center. Heyman mistakenly spells "Dudleyz" with an "s" on
the end - send him a memo! Both men are down - who will tag? Bubba Ray
makes it to his corner - and there's a HOT TAG for Faarooq! Clothesline!
Clothesline! Into the ropes, D-Von ducks...but lands in a SPINEBUSTER!
1, 2, Bubba Ray in - Faarooq moves aside and D-Von takes the elbow! All
four men in - D-Von sent in for a double shoulderblock - Bubba Ray manages
to barrel into Bradshaw, sending him through the ropes to the outside.
Faarooq whips D-Von into the ropes - causing the crowd to yell "3D,"
except Dudley doesn't reverse the whip so they all look foolish...instead,
Bubba Ray is up from behind - scoop and a slam - then holding the legs
apart for D-Von's headbutt to the graun from the corner. NOW Bubba Ray is
out to find a little furniture. But SPIKE DAMN DUDLEY hobbles out on a
walking cast...and breaks a crutch over Bubba Ray's back! D-Von seems
distracted - Bradshaw with a Hades lariat - and a cover! 1, 2, 3!
Ladies and gentlemen, we have new tag team champions! (5:09) Bubba Ray
ain't too pleased. Replay - Heyman: "The one-legged man entered the
ass-kickin' contest!" Bubba Ray spikes the crutch on the stage.
To the Room of Fun, where Vince McMahon sits with the Austins. "Think
about what's happened here!" "Think about what's happened!" "I mean, we
have new WWF tag team champions..." "New tag team champions." "...and,
and Shane McMahon, the owner of WCW..." "Owner of WCW!" Vince gives him a
look. "Shane goes to the ring tonight and, you wanna talk about arrogance,
that's arrogance personified!" "Arrogance personified!" "I
mean...he...he, Shane McMahon is just...CONSUMED!" "CONSUMED! (sorry)"
"CONSUMED with all of this power." "Consumed with all of this power.
He's consumed! DAMN he's consumed! He's consumed!" "Let's face it -
Shane McMahon is a bad apple." "He's a bad apple." Debra: "And I guess
that apple doesn't fall far from the tree, huh." "Now that's enough of
that. Speaking of apples I meant to bring you one today but I guess you
-- come in!" The man doing the knocking on the door is Kurt Angle...STILL
wearing his party hat. "Yeeha! Howdy partners! I'm here. How you doin'
guys?" Angle offers his hand to Austin - nope - shakes Vince's hand,
shakes Debra's hand - while Austin shakes Vince's hand. "How you doin'
Vince - hey Debra how are you. Guys, look what I brought. I brought you
presents - Steve, you got 'em last week, I got 'em this week.
Hey...after this cowboy hat...I'll tell ya - I had to get you something!"
"You got me one?" "Yeah, of course!" "You little rascal." "You guys are
my BUDDIES! Vince..." "Did you get one for Debra?" "Uh, no, no."
"HAHAHA!" "Anyway, you guys go ahead and open 'em - I'll watch - and then
I'll open mine. Please? They're my gifts to you. Huh? Hahaha - huh, is
that great or what? Badges. Huh? Cowboy hats, badges - COWBOYS.
...howdy partner? Hold on, hold on, let me open mine - I'm not sure what
I got myself." Vince: "Does that say 'sherrifs...'" "I'm gonna check
right now here. Oh my - oh my God - it's a gold badge. And it matches my
gold medals. Is that great! This is awesome - we have badges now."
"Are you serious?" "Yeah." "You brought us - these little tin badges?
You didn't get my wife - you didn't get her nothing?" "YOU didn't get her
anything last week!" "Have mine." Vince offers his as well. "No - no -"
"Would you like to have this one?" "NO!" "No, you keep it - Vince, you
deserve to have it." "Yeah - keep it - we're gonna put 'em on tonight.
You're not keeping your badge..." "I'm gonna pin this...lookit this."
"It's a badge." "It's pathetic! Badges? You got us badges? We don't
NEED no stinkin' badges! Lookit you. Have you looked in the mirror?
Have you realised how stupid you look with this stupid little cowboy hat
on?" "You GOT me it--" "I know I got it for you, Kurt, it was a JOKE!"
Austin tosses the hat - it does a PERECT sail into the potted plant in the
corner. "You look like a jackass! Just like you looked last week when
you said you'd go out there and snap Booker T's ankle, you said you was
gonna make him tap out, you said you was gonna break his little leg, you
didn't do nothing - what'd you do? I'll tell you what you did - you went
out there and you got your Olympic ass whipped by the WCW Champion, that's
what you did - and I'd tell you what I would do if I was in your shoes -
AND I'M NOT - but if I was in your shoes, I'd go to that sumbitch's
dressing room, I wouldn't knock on it, I'd put my FOOT through it, and I'd
look at Booker T and I'd say hey, you sorry sumbitch - you and me tonight
for the WCW title' - that's what I'd do! So what are YOU gonna do about
it?" Angle throws down his badge. "I'm gonna - I'm gonna KICK HIS ASS!
That's what I'm gonna do." And off he goes.
Hey you! WWF Live tix go on sale Saturday for August shows in
Bakersfield, Rockford, Salt Lake, Las Vegas, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax!
GOLLY! It's Kane! And he is WALKING!
WWF INTERALBERTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: RHYNO THE MAN BEAST v.
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAALBERT (with X-Pactor) - well this is an interesting choice.
No word on Justin's absence here, but the implication is that it just may
be possible it's somehow related to the events last night on Heat. Staredown -
Rhyno with a shove, X-Pac sneaks in a slap to the back of Rhyno's head,
Rhyno grabs HIS hair but ends up turning his back to Albert - they NEVER
learn, do they? Pound in the back, right, right, uppercut, into the
ropes, head down, forearm by Rhyno has no effect. "X-Pac sux" chant.
Rhyno ducks a right, right, right, right, knee by Albert, into the corner
with Rhyno, sidesteps the charge - right, right, right by Albert, right by
Rhyno, right, right, right, right, kick, kick, kick, kick - referee
"Blind" Teddy Long manages to pull him off - Rhyno off the ropes with a
kick in the head. Right, right, right. Again, Long tries to bring it out
of the corner - Rhyno backs off as Long checks on Albert..and eats a
superkick from X-Pac. Albert quickly over to cover - 1, 2, NO!
PlayStation Double Feature of the kick. Albert puts Rhyno hard into the
corner. Rhyno placed between the middle and bottom ropes - and then
Albert throats him with a catapult between them. Albert brings Rhyno back
up - but it's Rhyno with the right hand...right, right, Albert with a
headbutt. Off the ropes...but Rhyno manages to catch him and unload a
spinebuster. Long puts on the count - both men up at 4 - Rhyno with
"Iblockyourpunchyoudon'tblockmine," again, right - into the corner,
shoulder to the gut - ducks the punch, death suplex. Rhyno going
out...and up. MONEY SHOT! 1, 2, NO! Albert kicks out. Rhyno stands
ready to unleash a gore if Albert would be so kind as to stand up...but
Albert moves away and Rhyno ends up ramming into the turnbuckle! Albert
has him up for the..no, Rhyno punches out of the Baldobomb attempt.
X-Pac in - HE gets a GORE! GORE! GORE! - unfortunately, Rhyno turns back
to eat a pump kick - 1, 2, 3. Champ retains. (3:10) Here's a replay -
okay, Paul, Albert is Jewish, you're Jewish, I think we've all gotten the
joke by now. (3:10)
In the black locker room, Booker T limbers up - no, see, the LOCKERS are
black - is it always about race with you? Sheesh. Although I must admit
it makes Kurt Angle look even MORE white when he walks in. "Hey Booker!
Booker T! (If that IS your real name.) You know I never had a chance to
formally introduce myself, since you bashed me in the head with your title
last week on SmackDown! like a coward...but I'm Kurt Angle (brandishes
medal) Olympic Gold Medalist." "Hey - Booker T - WCW Champion. How ya
doin'?" "How am I doin'? I'll tell you how I'm doin'! I'm pretty peed
off right now! You cheapshotted me last week, and tonight you're gonna
pay. I want you tonight, one on one, for the WCW title. You know, you
may have gotten me once...but I'm a dangerous man - a VERY dangerous man -
so whaddaya say?" "You want a fight?" "Yeah!" "Tonight?" "Oh yeah!"
"Well you got one." "All right." "Hey Kurt - by the way, where's that
cute little hat you had on last week? You really think you got a chance
against me...Mr. Cowboy?" "....yippie ki-yay - Mother Hubbard."
And now, the Blast of the Night, sponsored by the JVC Giga-Tube! From RAW
last week, Lita lands the moonsault on Trish, getting the victory over Big
Show, pissing HIM off, leading to Jeff Hardy hitting the missile dropkick.
Tajiri admires the suit of armour in the commissioner's office while Regal
mans the phone - then cowers back as Kane barges in. "Now, Kane - Kane -
I've just been speaking to the doctors at the hospital - Sara's undergone
some tests and there's no structural damage to the neck, just some
trauma. But, to make sure everything's okay, they're going to keep her
in overnight for observations, just to make sure everything's
safe." "That handicap match - it's still on. I'll take my brother's
place - now you give me Awesome and Storm." "If that's what you want,
fine, you've got it, yes, anything you want." Tajiri says "(something in
Japanese)" "I agree with you, yes."
H ARDY (with RAW is WAR is brought to you by Burger King, Castrol
Motor Oily, and Twix!) v. WELL IT'S THE BIG SHOW - Hardy ducks the swing,
off the ropes - but Show lands the lariat. Strongarmed into the corner -
well it's a big knee. Show tosses Hardy to the outside with ease, then
Diesels over the top rope - hmm, TRISH STRATUS - THE FITNESS MODEL is out
a whopping thirty seconds into the match - where ELSE have I seen
lightning fast run-ins before - hmm - put against the post...but Hardy
steps aside and Show collides with the post. Hardy with a barricade run
axehandle. Show put back in the ring - Hardy up top - missile dropkick
lands. Seated dropkick to the head. Off the ropes again - Show catches
him in the choke, but Hardy AGAIN manages a dropkick. Hardy to the
top...but Show catches him on his shoulders - lets him try to drop down
for the 'rana but holds him up - then muscles him over in...let's call it
a high wheelbarrow flapjack (which it isn't really, but who cares) - and
1, 2, 3. (1:41) Stratus hits the ring to check on Hardy - lifts him up -
then PLANTS one on him. Quick, play Hardy's music 'cause he JUST GOT
KISSED! Replay of Show's headscissors counter...and Stratus' kiss (called
with great care to detail by Heyman - hmm)
Back to the Room of Fun. Angle is touching his toes. Vince: "Warm
up well, Kurt - get good and loose...because...you have to become the WCW
Champion here tonight. You've GOT to beat Booker T. That's just how
important this is to all of us." "Please tell him to get his ass away
from my face." "Kurt, would you.." "Thank you." "Do you realise how
important this is? Do you know what this means to me?" "Do you know what
this means to him?" "Yeah, and I know what it means to me, and you, and
her...it means if I go out there and I win, I'm the WCW Champion!"
Austin: "Yeah yeah yeah - look, what I wanna talk about is something way
more important than that - and that's fine Kurt, you're doing great - the
Inaugural Brawl. What I'm doin' Vince, right now...you feel good boy, been
in the gym! I'm volunteerin' my leadership as World Wrestling Federation
Champion for Team WWF - I think that's where our focus is - me bein' the
leader of Team WWF." "Hold on a second. Hold on a second. I was WWF
Champion!" "Was." "Yeah - but if I win the WCW title, *I* should be the
leader of the group." "I don't know about that." "Well think about it -
all right, did you watch Gilligan's Island?" "I loved Gilligan's Island."
"Great, great show, right? You watched it, you had to watch it Vince."
"Before my time." "What's your point?" "Anyway, well I see myself more
as the Skipper, the captain, and you more as Gilligan, the first mate. I
mean, Gilligan was a good guy." "If we're gonna exist - Stone Cold is the
Skipper, you're Gilligan." "No no, I'm the Skipper, you're Gilligan."
"I'm the Skipper, you're Gilligan - you're Gilligan." "That's it, that's
it, I'm Gilligan, you're the Skipper, that's it, I don't wanna hear
another word." "All right - he'd be the greatest Thurston Howell. (To
Vince) He was the millionaire, he had a lot of money." "He was a wealthy
man..." "Guys, guys, PLEASE please please. What the hell does Gilligan's
Island have to do with the title match tonight, or the Inaugural Brawl?
And by the way, if we're talking Inaugural Brawl, you're both are in it,
all right? For Team WWF - and joining you will be a host of others,
including, I believe, the Undertaker." "Undertaker! What?" "Based on
what I saw tonight - come in - based on what I saw tonight...whoa!" It's
Jericho. Angle assumes fighting stance while Austin leaps to his feet.
"I gotcher back!" "Lighten up, Junior, lighten up - unfortunately I
didn't come bearing gifts, and I don't want hugs from any of you. What I
do want to talk about is the rumour at King of the Ring that if Y2J would
have won the WWF title, that I would have taken it and went to WCW - I've
been there, and believe me it is just a rumour, I don't want to go back to
WCW - I'm WWF forever - and since you two assclowns are the two toughest
assclowns I've ever faced in my entire life...at the Inaugural Brawl, Y2J
wants to stand besides you - I wanna be on your team." Austin breaks up
laughing...encouraging Angle to laugh. "If you woulda won the WWF
Championship....you didn't have a snowball's chance in hell. You didn't
have a CHANCE! But we appreciate your little advice..." Angle: "Advice."
"And we appreciate your loyalty," "Loyalty." "We'll take it under
advisement." "Advisement." "But we don't wantcha on our team." "Don't
wantcha on our team." "Think about it." And he leaves. "See ya later."
"See ya later." "What." "Don't repeat me." "YOU repeated HIM!"
Here's a look at the exterior of the Philips Arena
Check out JAMAL ANDERSON and ... UMM, ANOTHER ATLANTA FALCON in the front row!
Just added to inVasion: a tag team Bra and Panties Match! It's Stacy
Kiebler & Torrie Wilson vs. Lita & Trish Stratus - yep!
Your hosts are LARRY KING & PAUL HEYMAN. Coming up: Booker T. vs. Kurt
Angle for the WCW Championship!
Look! It's WWF New York!
Inside are LITA & MATT HARDY. Their thoughts on the tag team bra and
panties match? Lita apparently can't hear her cue. Matt tries to get her
to speak up already. "You know, I'll accept the challenge, JR,
absolutely." "You know, Lita doesn't have a problem facing Stacy Kiebler
or Torrie Wilson in any kinda match - let alone the first-ever bra and
panties tag team match - our only concern is Trish Stratus. We don't know
if she can be trusted. Lita doesn't wanna team with her - but she will.
For one night only, Trish, it's time for you to step up to bat for the WWF
and follow...the Lita." "Trish Stratus, for your first lesson, lemme tell
ya that sometimes, actions speak louder than words." And she pulls Matt
into a Greco-Roman liplock. That's tonight's cue to PLAY THE HARDYZ
Meanwhile, backstage Shane pumps up Booker T. "Okay, look at me! Look at
me! Who's the champ?" "I'm the champ!" "That's right, you are the US
Champ and the WCW Champ!" "I'm the US Champ AND the WCW Champ!" "That's
right, and do you know where we are tonight?" "Where are we?" "We are
right here in Hotlanta, Georgia!" "Hotlanta, Georgia!" "The very home
where everything was born, where WCW was formed! Where in sport - and
what's gonna happen tonight?" "I'm gon' hurt somebody!" "Oh that's
right, you taking Kurt Angle right out!" "I'm gon' take him DOWN!" "And
you know what - you know what's gonna happen?" "What's gonna happen?"
"When you walk out there, okay, when that music hits, BOOM, all these
people are here for you - all these people right here in Georgia, you're
gonna walk out there, and BOOM!" "I can hear 'em right now - I can hear
'em right now! They're going CRAZY!" "They're gonna be raisin' the roof,
and they're gonna be going Boo Ker T - Boo Ker T - they're comin' for you,
do you know why? Because they came to see THEIR champion! You are THEIR
Champion!" "I AM the champ!" "WCW Champion!" "I AM the champ!" "That's
it! That's right, the US Champion!" I AM the champion!" "You represent
WCW!" "I represent!" "Right here - Atlanta's own!" "OGB!" "That's
beautiful, let's do this, let's do this!" "Let's go right now!"
Meanwhile, we head over to the Room of Fun where Vince is doing the same
as Shane. "This could be the biggest night of career!" "Biggest night of
your career!" "Biggest night!" "You've gotta go out there and do what
everyone in the World Wrestling Federation wants to do." "Wants to do!"
"Wants to do." "Because we're all there with you, we're riding on your
shoudlers tonight." "Your shoudlers!" "My shoulders!" "EVERYBODY out
there in that WWF locker room!" "EVERYBODY!" "We're all with you!"
"With you!" "You've gotta go out there and beat Booker T - by God, this
is like Invasion starting tonight!" "TONIGHT!" "You've gotta do it - you
can't let us down!" "Don't let us down." "You can't let us down." "You
won't let us down!" "We're ALL with you..." "We're with ya!" "...in
spirit!" "No, better than that, we'll be right there with him." "What do
you mean by.." "We'll be right out there with him - we'll help him--"
"Hold on a second! Hold on a second - where were you in 1996?" "Well
what day." "In the Olympics, right here in Atlanta - where were ya? You
weren't there! You weren't there when I went for the gold, when I was
going for the gold, and I won the gold - for myself...and for my country,
the United States of America. (Vince looks skyward in reverence - ha)
And you know what? I'm gonna do the same thing tonight - I'm gonna go out
there and I'm gonna kick Booker T's butt all over the place! For myself
and my God-blessed country. And with all due respect, I don't need you
Vince in my corner, and I don't need you Stone Cold in my corner as well.
'cause when it's over, I'm gonna be the WCW Champion. God bless America -
my home sweet home." Austin and Vince share a look as Angle leaves.
Tough Enough ad - whoa, they set the house on fire? YIKES
And now, the hardcore smack of the night - presented by Corn Nuts! From
SmackDown!, Angle runs in on Booker....but Booker gets the last
laugh with the scissors kick...and the belt shot to the head
WCW CHAMPIONSHIP: KUR
T ANGLE (with RAW Credits & transmitido en espanol SAP & PlayStation
presents inVasion!) v. NAPPY T (with TV-14-DLV & CC boxes - and Shane O.
Mac) - the WCW logo takes over the lower left, ring apron, and commentary
table - but Ross & Heyman stay behind the headsets. Now this - THIS is a
match worthy of going into history as the first interpromotional match!
And here we go. Angle spends a bit too much time looking at Shane, and
unfortunately putting - yes - his back to the champion. T strikes with a
forearm in the back - right, righ,t right, right, stomp, stomp, stomp,
stomp, stomp. Is the crowd booing him? Angle fires back - T with a
right, forearm, right, arm underneath the top rope to open up the chest
for the knife-edge chop. Into the ropes, Harlem side kick! (Heyman:
"high leg") Right, right. T in control - into the ropes is reversed,
Angle hits a back elbow. Running clothesline puts T on the outside - is
the crowd cheering Angle? Angle out after him - forearm in the back, head
to the commentary table. Again Angle rams his head into the table.
Referee "Blind" Nick Patrick is outside to try to get this back in the
ring - Angle shoves him away - but now he's turned his back on Shane, who
comes in with a clothesline to the back that dumps Angle on the STEEL
steps. Patrick goes back into the ring without saying a word. Shane
directs T to Angle, and he rolls him back in the ring. PlayStation Double
Feature of Shane's blow. T up top - missile dropkick! 1, 2, Angle kicks
out! Snapmare by Booker T - off the ropes with a kneedrop. Knife-edge
chop. Right by Angle, forearm by T, right by Angle, forearm by T, right
by Angle, forearm by T, right by Angle, right, right, building momentum,
right, into the ropes is reversed, Angle ducks the swing, but eats the
flying jalapeno. Cover - 1, 2, no! T tosses Angle through the
ropes...onto the apron - and off with a big karate chop to the trapezius.
T drops Angle on the barricade. Ross remarking that Patrick is letting a
lot go, despite the fact that Hebner lets just as much go in WWF
Championship matches. T runs Angle into the STEEL steps. T dares him to
get up. "You wanna fight? You wanna fight? Get up! You wanna fight?
Get up!" T with a slap, adding insult to injury - Angle pops up with a
gutshot - right, right, T fires back with a knee. Rolled back in the ring
- T back in as well - whip into the corner is reversed - Angle with a
death suplex as T comes out! Right by Angle - T put in the corner - but T
gets the big boot up. Angle's clothesline is ducked - T with a spin kick.
Leg is hooked - 1, 2, no. T is unhappy with the fair count, looks like.
Setting up for a suplex - Angle blocks - blocks again - Angle with a
vertical suplex! Both men are down and the count is on. Both men up at 4
- Angle punches, T, Angle, T, Angle, Angle - into the ropes - clothesline
- crowd starting to chant "Angle!" Whip out, then pulled back into a
belly-to-belly overhead suplex! He's ready to try for the Olympic Slam -
no, T gets out - gutshot, axe kick! But that took as much out of him -
both men are down. Shane begging T to get up - T with the breakdance back
up! Crowd boos while Ross derides the "showboating." Angle manages a big
clothesline, and they're both down again. PlayStation provides another
Double Feature. The count is up to six this time - Angle with
"Iblockyourpunchyoudon'tblockmine," again, right, right, right, right, off
the ropes...but T uncorks a SPINEBUSTER! T nods to Shane - going for a
kick but Angle grabs the leg - going for an enzuigiri but Angle ducks THAT
- STILL holding the leg - ANGLELOCK!! Crowd goes nuts. Patrick decides
he'd better make sure Shane is well clear of the ring, turning his back to
Angle JUST as T starts to weakly tap out. Angle releases the hold (dummy)
and asks Patrick what the heck's up. A discussion ensues - T shoves
Angle, who taps Patrick, who FLAILS out of the ring - oh my, it's WCW!
Angle manages to pull T into the Olympic Slam - but there's nobody to
count that cover...or IS there? It's EARL HEBNER!! 1, 2, PATRICK PULLS
HIM OUT OHHHHHHHHHH! Patrick takes the time-honoured move of pointing to
the WCW patch on his shirt. Angle says okay, and makes another cover -
Patrick turns back to jaw with Hebner some more. Angle is up and ready to
talk with the official some more...and here comes Hebner with a SPEAR and
overhand rights to Patrick! Crowd goes batshit. Meanwhile, Shane hands
Booker T the title belt - WHACK - and while JACK DOAN tries to separate
the warring officials out on the floor, CHARLES ROBINSON slides in and
counts a ...rather peppy 1, 2, 3. Champ retains. (7:49) See, now THAT
was INTERESTING. But do you really need a fast count after putting the
man down with the belt shot? I guess they were worried we
wouldn't.... get it.
SummerSlam ad #2 - hey, you think they want to make sure they sell this
thing out? ROCKY ROCKY ROCKY
Moments Ago, a heck of a lot happened
"Are you all right?" "Yeah, I'm all right, where were you guys?!" "You
said you didn't need us! 1996." "That's what I said, but it's not what I
meant; that was five years ago! I got my head knocked off! What the
HECK!" "This is why Stone Cold Steve Austin's gonna lead Team WWF into
Invasion." "Team! Exactly!" "You're damn right, and I'm the leader,
Kurt, look - I got the belt - I'm the champ - I'm the man - and that's
why, at Invasion, WWF - Team WWF, with Stone Cold as the leader - look at
me - we're gonna whip some ass, and I guarantee that." "Fine."
"You GOTTA get your act together, man." "Yeah, I'm gonna try."
SCOTT HUDSON is backstage with Torrie Wilson and Stacy Kiebler. "You know
what, Scott - I have had dirty old men drool over me my entire life...but
Mr. McMahon is by far the worst. Mr. McMahon thought he could get me in
bed just because he's a billionaire and he owns the WWF - how disgusting
is that? It was my pleasure to make a fool out of Mr. McMahon, and score
a point for WCW." "Speaking of scoring points, Torrie and I are going to
prove why the women of WCW are MUCH more attractive, we have better
bodies, and we are WAY more athletic than Trish and Lita, or the WWF
superstars, because we are part of the first-ever bra and panties tag team
match at Invasion. So we're gonna prove to Trish and Lita why the women
of WCW always come out...on top." They hold hands (huh?) and walk off.
Meanwhile, the APA have caught up to the Dudleyz. "Hey, hey, look guys -
look - you know us well enough - you know we would never set out to win a
match like that, man - hey - where Spike come from, we have no idea."
"Guys, look, Spike's your brother, we had no idea he was gonna do anything
like that, we don't wanna win a championship that way. You guys want a
rematch, you got it, as early as SmackDown! if you want it, all right?
Look, how 'bout tonight, though - cold beers on us, the APA, all night.
Our treat." Bubba Ray: "Thanks a lot. But not right now. Why don't you
ask us again at the end of the night?" And they walk off." "Hey - hey we
did ask." "We did ask - more beer for us!" "I'm thirsty." "Let's do
"Tough Enough" is featured in the current issue of TV Guide! OH BOY!
KANE (with Let Us Take You Back To Earlier Tonight) v. AWESOME MIKE
AWESOME & LANCE STORM in a handicap match - Storm and Awesome come out to
one of Awesome's early WCW themes. Before the match begins, the Y2J
countdown hits - hmmm. CHRIS
MONDAY JERICHO is out - looks like we just jiggered us up a tag match
here. IT'S NOT ABOUT COFFEE!! Pier Four Brawl is on - small with small
and big with big - Jericho tosses Storm through the ropes so it looks like
it'll be Kane and Awesome to start. Kane with a right, back elbow, right,
head to the adjacent buckle, whip into the opposite corner - clothesline
by Awesome, right, right, Kane reverses a whip attempt and pulls him into
a clothseline. No hardcore 24/7 stuff until after Invasion, yo - wonder
who made THAT decision? Big sidewalk slam. Storm in - Storm down with a
Kane clothesline. Awesome's head hits the buckle - Jericho holds him back
for Kane's offense - right, left right left right left, right. Tag to
Jericho - knife-edge chop, chop, chop - into the ropes is reversed -
Jericho ducks the clothesline, Jericho ducks the backhand, lands the
crossbody - 1, 2, no. Side headlock - Awesome powers out - Jericho sent
over the top but lands on the apron, unbeknownst to Awesome who - get this
- turns his back to celebrate. Jericho runs to the corner - double
axehandle off the top! Shot for Storm as well. Awesome powers up with a
clothesline. Head to Storm's boot, tag, Storm with an open knee. Whip is
reversed, Storm slides under - Jericho off the ropes with a flying
jalapeno. Clothesline off the ropes. Chop. Chop. Another chop.
Elbow. Into the ropes is reversed - Jericho up and over - Awesome with a
knee in the back, slowing Jericho down - but Jericho sidesteps Storm,
sending him into Awesome - bulldog for Storm! But Awesome manages an
apron clothesline to swing it back his team's way. Storm with a
clothesline. Tag to Awesome - open kick, shot by Storm, overhand forearm
by Awesome, stomp by Storm. Jericho sent into the ropes - press and drop.
Kick in the face - elbowdrop - 2. Crowd chants "Y2J." Straight right by
Awesome - tag - forearm by Awesome, kick by Storm, right, right, right,
into the ropes, dropkick misses when Jericho holds the ropes - Jericho
tries a Lionsault! But Storm gets the knees up. Man, every time that
middle turnbuckle rattles, you can hear it on one of the mics out there -
that's kinda annoying. Storm pulls him to his corner and tags out. Stomp
by Awesome. Snapmares him over - to the headlock. Referee "Blind" Chad
Patton checking in but Jericho won't give. Fighting back to his feet -
elbow, elbow, right, chop, Awesome sends him into the corner but Jericho
gets an elbow up - Jericho off the second rope, but Awesome catches him
and tosses him in an overhead suplex. Wow. Stomp, hooks the leg, 1, 2,
no. Head to the buckle - tag to Storm - into the ropes, double
clothesline. Stomp by Storm, stomp, stomp, into the ropes, head down so
Jericho kicks - Jericho with an enzuigiri and both men are down. Will
Kane get the tag? Say, when was the last time we saw Jericho as the face
in peril instead of waiting in the corner for the face in peril, anyway?
Tag to Awesome - HOT TAG TO KANE! Block, right, right, right, into the
ropes, big boot! Clothesline for Storm! Into the ropes, BIG back body
drop for Storm! Awesome put in the corner, big clothesline follow. Kick
puts Storm on the outside. Scooped up - powerslamming Awesome like he was
a hundred pounds lighter. Kane going up top - he's gonna fly -
clothesline! 1, 2, Storm manages to come in with a dropkick just in the
nick of time. Jericho with a missile dropkick on Storm! Awesome runs at
Jericho - double leg - but before he can put on the Walls, Storm knocks
him out of the ring with a forearm. Kane shoves Storm away -
Awesome on Kane - now a doubleteam on Kane - into the ropes...Kane
clotheslines Awesome - Storm ducks, but Jericho is back in with a double
leg - WALLS OF JERICHO! And Kane has Awesome in the goozle...but before
he can hit the chokeslam - whoa! It's ECW's TOMMY DREAMER & ROB VAN DAM
come to town to stir up trouble, and looks like they've succeeded. (DQ
7:05) A SECURITY guy gets up on the apron...then gets the signal that
this is part of the show and backs up. It's four on two as the WCW guys
team up with the ECW guys to take out Jericho and Kane... Here comes the
WWF LOCKER ROOM - tonight I see Tazz, the Dudley Boyz, Justin Credible...
wait a minute - Raven, Rhyno...oh no....oh no. "Staredown" in the ring as
Paul gets jolly. "Feel it, JR - FEEL this moment!" The WWF guys slowly
turn round - and look at Kane and Jericho. "For the rest of your life -
feel it." And now THEY punk out Kane and Jericho. We've got a ten on two
here - amazingly, Ross STILL hasn't figured it out...but the crowd has.
Heyman: "Spiccoli Driver by Tommy Dreamer! ... Oh my God - it's the Van
Daminator! You wanna know what this is about? I guess you want answers!
You want answers? Well I say you finally deserve, JR...a damn answer!"
He drops headset, removes his tie, and heads up to the ring. The Dudley
Boyz stop him - then part the ropes for him. "Well, I guess now it's
time, JR - that YOU WANT THE TRUTH - so JR, tonight, I'm gonna give you
the whole damn truth! I have been sitting, I have been sitting like a
damned corporate sellout next to that damn pig - and I have been talking -
I have been TALKING about WWF versus WCW - Ihave been spilling my guts
about this Invasion, and it seemt to me like everyone has forgotten about
the tribe of extreme. It seems to me like these men were too extreme for
WWF versus WCW - it seems to ME that this man...and this man have LEFT
Shane McMahon's WCW - it looks to ME like these six men have left Vince
McMahon's WWF - it looks to ME like they all have joined..... E.... C....
W. So Vince - or Shane - any time you guys want revenge - we'll take on
the WWF, we'll take on WCW - we're not hard to find, because THIS Invasion
just got taken... TO THE... EXTREME." "Theme from ECW" plays - Jericho
and Kane STILL haven't moved.
Ummm....call the lawyers?
Hey, it's not too late to buy "ecwdudleyboyz.com" - or you think they'll
just keep WWFDudleyBoyz.com up forever and you and I can laugh at them?
Why did Mike Awesome, an ECW guy, work so hard to steal the WWF Hardcore
title from another ECW guy?
What would have happened if the Dudleyz had managed to RETAIN the titles
You think they seriously had THIS in store a week ago at this time?
Oops, ad break is over - more later, I think.
Catch the WWF Live! Tomorrow in Birmingham, Saturday in Albany, Sunday in
New Haven, Providence hosts RAW and Boston has next Tuesday! Wow, look at
the ECW guys in this spot - I bet if they'd REALLY booked this with lots
of prior planning, they'd have had him removed by now....okay okay, let's
Ross is alone when we come back. How long has Heyman been planning this
assault, he asks? About five days and/or ever since he was brought into
the WWF, I cynically think to myself...
Moments Ago, ten paragraphs ago
Vince encounters Shane - and vice versa. "Been lookin' for you."
"You're lookin' for me?" "I'm lookin' for you, yeah." "I oughta kick
your ass RIGHT NOW." "We can do that again, but that's not - we got a
problem tonight - tonight we need to work together, you understand that?"
"What the hell are you talking about?" "You just lost six o' your guys, I
just lost two of my guys - I can't afford to lose any guys right now.
Paul Heyman, ECW - ECW is in our house - McMahon house. So this is what's
gonna happen, okay? I need your help tonight. Ten guys, he has. I'll
take five of my guys, you take five of your guys, we put our differences
aside for one match - one match - you'll get yours at Invasion - for one
match only, I need your help. We'll take ECW out for good." "For ONE
match only." "One." "Tonight." "One." "All right - but your five guys
better damn well listen to my five guys--" "No, no, you've got it the
wrong way." "No, no - it's gonna be my way here." "What, or the
highway?" "Exactly." "I don't think so. Listen, we put our differences
aside one night, I don't care what happens. Okay? Five and five - your
five and my five - that's what we gotta do." "Okay, you're on for one
match - but it won't change a damn thing, 'cause Invasion - WCW is goin'
DOWN." "I look forward to it. Good luck." And they walk their separate
So, does Tazz still want a piece of Austin for what he did to Michael
Cole, or you think he cares about that anymore?
You think Rhyno is still friends with Edge & Christian?
WWF Magazine ad
WWF LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: SCOTTY 2 HOTTY (with wwf.com
logo) v. X-PACTOR - Wait a minute - you have a TWENTY-MAN TAG scheduled -
do you really have the TIME to have THIS match? X-Pac gives no
indications that he misses Justin Credible, or indeed even noticed he
wasn't around. Feeling out process - knee by X-Pac, overhand forearm,
right, right, Hotty with a right, right, right, into the ropes is
reversed, but Hotty hits a shoudlerblock. Off the ropes, up and over,
leapfrog by X-Pac, hiptoss blocked - 'Pac with a gutshot, leg over the
head, flippy flippy, Hotty ducks the heel kick, X-Pac catches the kick,
backflips Hotty, Hotty with a clothesline down. Arm wringer. 'Pac with a
punch to the face. Into the corner is reversed, but 'Pac goes up and over
- but Hotty backflips out of the death suplex attempt - and then does some
breakdancing - hiptoss as 'Pac rushes him - into an armbar. Hotty with an
arm wringer - forearm by 'Pac - into the ropes - duck, Hotty with a flying
headscissors. Ross: "...and the athleticism of Booker T, who can really
shove that title belt into a man's face. Hotty runs at 'Pac, but he drops
and sends him to the outside. 'Pac climbing up the corner - BIG double
sledge from the top to the floor. 'Pac: "You talk about ME, JR!" Ross
spent a lot of time talking about X-Pac taking the gore earlier, and is
doing a lot of backtracking now. Back in - lightning legdrop gets 2 for
the champ. Knife-edge chop, chop, kick trifecta. Why does Ross keep
calling it a "ten man tag" when there's twenty men involved?
Broncobuster MISSES - Hotty with an atomic drop - off the ropes with a
flying clothesline, right hand, right, into the ropes, reversal, Hotty
ducks - then hits a superkick - hooks the leg - only 2! Head to the
buckle, right, right, whip into the opposite corner - trying the bulldog
out but 'Pac has it scouted and ducks the attempt he knows is coming.
Gutshot by X-Pac, but Hotty counters the X Factor attempt with a
jawbreaker. Both men down - referee "Blind" Jack Doan puts on the count
but Hotty grogs up at 2. Suddenly, he spies a downed opponent...and
starts hoppin' around. W - O - R - M - HA HAAA X-Pac rolls outside. HE
KNOWS. Hotty walks over to the ropes to meet him on the apron -
"Iblockyourpunchyoudon'tblockmine." Hotty slides through the legs to the
floor - then pulls 'Pac down, catching his jaw on the apron. Rolled back
in - Hotty with the sunset flip over the ropes...but X-Pac drops to his
knees, then holds the ropes for good measure - 1, 2, 3. (4:23)
To the locker room full of humanity - and Vince, as well! "All right
guys, now listen up. We've seen things here tonight that we thought we'd
NEVER see - EVER! I mean, let's face it...we've got a - an ECW Invasion -
and it threatens all of you - and it threatens all of us as well. So, I
never thought I would see the day when a WCW team would team up with a WWF
team, but by God that's what we've got - we've got to put an end to this
ECW crap, and we'll do it tonight as long as all of YOU take direction and
follow MY guys." Shane: "Well that's exactly where we're messing up here,
okay? Okay, you guys, okay, in order for this to work, will follow MY
guys, okay? This'll work out - look, just chill out, okay? Everyone just
chill out for a second. We have - we're in the house of McMahon, you
understand that?" "Wait a minute - there can only be one leader of both
teams--" "That's fine, then I will personally lead - I will personally
lead the charge down there. So therefore it's settled - you guys listen
to my guys." "Whoa whoa whoa - you're going to personally lead this?"
"Yes." "Then you are gonna be PERSONALLY held responsible." "That's
fine, remember, this is one match only - after this, all bets are off.
Once we take ECW out, all bets are off." "And then we go to Invasion,
you're damn right." "That's right, and then we can REALLY find out.
That will be beautiful." "Yeah - you got that right." "Let's go, fellas
- let's go - excuse me - excuse me - excuse me. Thank you. Let's go!"
Shane and his men walk off - the WWF guys go to leave, but Vince calls
them back. "Hey guys - don't listen to a DAMN word Shane McMahon says -
you do what you want to do, all right? Go get 'em!"
Say, how does Jerry Lynn fit into this? He's been in the posse every time
we've seen them...
If Saturn regains his senses, will he rejoin ECW?
WWF SUPERSTARS and WCW SUPERSTARS v. ECW - Let's set the tables here - for
the WWF, we've got the APA (and their music), Hardcore Holly, Billy Gunn
and the Big Show; on the WCW side, it's Chuck Palumbo, Sean O'Haire, Mark
Jindrak, Sean Stasiak and Chris Kanyon. Say, do you see anything strange
about the men representing the WWF here? Chad Patton and Billy Silverman
are both in the ring for this match. Anyway, the WCW superstars (not
stars) come out to "Brand New Money." Did ring flowerpot LILIAN GARCIA
just say "Chris Kanyon, Chuck O'Haire" and then completely give up on
introductions? And she started out with such promise, actually saying "20
man tag." I'll give you a gut feeling - it's 10:58 - I doubt we'll get
any sort of real tag action...assuming, of course, that there won't be a
shocking swerve coming up - and by no means is THAT even CLOSE to a safe
assumption. You can tell it's an uneasy alliance - words exchanged all
around before the second team even comes out. O'Haire ends up slapping
Bradshaw and now it's on. Two officials aren't gonna break up five pairs
of brawlers, that's for damn sure. Slowly, the ring ends up cleared of
WCW riff-raff, much to the delight of the crowd...just as the music
starts again. Ross: "Well this ain't no by-God bingo parlour, let me tell
you!" Coming down through the crowd, as they apparently left earlier, are
the ECW contingent. All eleven men now sport ECF'nW T-shirts (presumably
purchased off the rack at a Philadelphia Goodwill) except Heyman, who
still has his jacket on over HIS shirt. It's ten on five now as the WCW
guys are content to stay outside and watch. The WWF folks don't fare too
badly given the numbers, but very slowly, one by one the WWF folks are
tossed outside - although it takes almost all of them to dump the Show -
leaving the ring filled with ECW guys. They turn to the WCW guys and dare
THEM to give it a shot - in they come...to high five them. Kanyon dumps
Patton. Half of the guys go outside to beat on the WWF guys while the
other half stay in the ring to watch...Shane and Paul embrace. I have to
tell you, even seeing it coming...it sends chills down my spine. I just
don't know which KIND of chills yet. Here's MR. McMAHON out with mic in
hand. "What the hell-- what the hell is this? What the hell is goin' on out
here? What the hell are you doin'?" "Just sit back and enjoy and watch -
watch - check out your WWF." Shane does a little play by play - Hardcore
Holly falls to a Tazzmission. Sean O'Haire gives Bradshaw his fireman's
carry into a spinning DDT. Faarooq gets 3D (Dudley Death Drop). Gunn
gets a Van Daminator. Surprisingly, Silverman is trying to act like a ref
here - how confusing! Vince starts towards the ring. "Hey, hey, back it
up right there. Hey hey, watch it, watch it, watch it. Hey Dad, you
wanna know what's goin' on? Can't you see what's happening? I said I can
never, ever compete with your checkbook, but I can...outsmart you. And
that's exactly what I've done tonight. That's exactly what we did
tonight. You see, Dad, you told me in the locker room back there that I
personally responsible for everything that happens out here tonight. And
you know what, Dad, you're right - I AM personally responsible for all of
this! I am personally responsible for WCW - I am personally ersponsible
for for ECW being here tonight! ANd hear me out, listen up, listen up,
and I am personally responsible for the MERGER of WCW and ECW coming
together, tonight! So Dad, at Invasion, this new entity - WCW and ECW is
gonna kick the WWF's ASS! Oh yeah - oh wait wait - I got one more thing
for ya - one more - and I am also personally responsible, and privliged to
introduce you to the new owner of ECW - I believe you know this person
quite well...ladies and gentlemen, give it up for Vince's daughter,
STEPHANIE McMAHON-HELMSLEY!" "My Time" plays and out she walks...past
Vince...to the ring - where she and Shane raise hands. Ross: "May God
have mercy on our WWF souls!"
You know....that's JUST what I was thinking.
AFTER THE FACT: Stephen Popick chimes in with the other stuff:
Dark Match 1
Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling boys
Estrada(face) vs. Sonny(heel)
Sonny's a great impersonation of the Rock...:) Jorge won with a rollup
Dark Match 2
Rick Michaels vs. AJ
Styles is probably one of the last good cruiserweights that wasn't picked up
in WCW. Should have, and this match showed why. He wins with a extended
boston crab converted into an X-Factor
Jakked / Metal Tapings
Essa Rios / K Kwick
All four received a good reaction from the crowd, and kaientai over as heels
because they are evil (indeed!). Essa with a Moonsault and Kwick with a
slam for a simultaneous double pin.
Haku vs. never
This match wasn't important. Haku wins in a squash. What was important and
tipped a few of us off was that it took 5 minutes for Haku to make his
intro. In the meantime, an ECW logo flashed up onto the Titantron causing a
small chant to erupt...ohh baby.
Crash is well, Crash. Didn't really pay much attention, he's not very
charismatic. He wins. Did you think a noname would beat a WWF Superstar on
a Metal taping?
I was out getting food, drinks, and some WWF merchandise...I am such a
Anyways, some of us knew ECW was gonna invade...which then suprised me with
the reaction that we had in Atlanta
My observation...It started with some of WCW acting as faces and some as
heels, then totally heels, and then totally faces...really weird dynamic
that happened that shook the ground underneath Philips Arena.
I knew alot of people were worried about the Invasion angle...It succeeded
here in Atlanta. I can only hope that ECW remains a viable entity and
doesnt just disappear admist WCW...
Okay, one last wonder...how does Torrie Wilson helping Linda catch Vince
with his pants down, leading to a division of assets on the 23rd, figure
Or have they thought that far ahead yet?