/16 October 2000
WWF RAW is WAR
You say D'Lo Brown was caught WHERE with WHAT??? I hope that's just a
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TONIGHT: Return with us to the scene of the crime...Triple H takes on Kane...Stone Cold Steve Austin will...do something! Join us for RAW after the final fifteen minutes of....SAMMO
One World Leader Attitude - TV-14-DL-CC - WWF!
Opening Credits - why yes, they DID stop paying for the close captioned logo as soon as they could
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EDDIE GUERRERO is out, still to "Mamacita," but holding a hand to his ear to catch boos - which is a lot easier these days. Dare we begin with an actual MATCH? Let Us Take You Back to SmackDown! where X-Pac unwittingly helped Eddie Guerrero win a triple threat match and pin Chris Jericho. "Now, I KNOW that all you chicks like me - see, whether they be Playmates, ho's, or just nice baby dolls, see I see the twinkle in YOUR eye (motioning to Lilian Garcia) which brings me to YOU, Chyna - see Chyna, I didn't let you walk out of my life... ("Eddie Sux!") ...frankly, I got tired of all your moaning, your crying (sobs), and your whimpering, oh Eddie this, oh Eddie that. Frankly, Chyna, you're just a pain in the ass! That's right, baby - I'M the boss, yo soy el jefe, yo say la lay (yeah, I spelled it wrong), which brings me to you, Mr. Ass! You're gona find the same thing that Chyna finds when she comes crawling down, begging for my forgiveness - see, she's not gonna find a bed of roses, oh no, she's gonna find my right foot kicking her ass right out of my life, just like you will Mr. Ass, if you stick yuour nose in my business again! So if you wanna know the real Eddie Guerrero, well fine! If you wanna know the real Latino Heat, well orale!" "Eddie Sux!" "And Mr. Foley, if you wanna put Chris Jericho, which I already happened to beat last week, against me tonight again, whether it be Jericho, Mr. Ass, or Mama - no no no, not Mama - Miss Floozy, against me, well come on baby, 'cause when you--" The Y2J countdown interrupts at this point. Tonight, the Hardyz and the Rock team up against Kurt Angle, Edge & Christian! Also, Triple H takes on Kane! "Eddie, for the first time in about a month, this show isn't opening with a twenty minute interview segment, so por favor, would you please SHUT THE HELL UP. I mean, it's time to get started with RAW IS JERICHO!"
WWF INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP: EDDIE GUERRERO v. CHRIS MONDAY JERICHO - Jericho rushes the ring and is on top quickly, chop, chop, chop, Guerrero to the eyes, right, chop, chop, into the ropes, reversed, shoulderblock by Guerrero - off the ropes, leapfrog - monkey flip...Guerrero lands RIGHT ON HIS HEAD! Jericho with a chop - Guerrero ain't movin'. Jericho wants to pull him into the ropes, but Guerrero holds on. Brief communication. Guerrero goes outside and tries to shake it off...holding his left leg. Crowd is RABID for Guerrero, but he can't move. Referee "Blind" Tim White putting on the count - Jericho out to find him - Guerrero back in. Into the ropes, Jericho presses Guerrero up and lets him drop - and his left leg collapses - White rings the bell (ref stop 1:08) and tells Guerrero to stay put. X-PAC comes out and beats up Jericho, and you can tell Guerrero's in a bad way as White can't even leave Guerrero to try to separate them. And now MR. ASS is out to beat up *X-Pac*. Play his music! Replay of Guerrero landing on his head and/or destroying his hamstring, then Ass running out to get a piece of X-Pac. God, I hope Eddie's okay...listening to the crowd tonight, he was right THERE. He was so close. Was that a stretcher?
Backstage, a limousine pulls up - Kurt Angle meets it and welcomes Stephanie. She asks him to carry her bags, which he is happy to do. And now they're WALKING!
Jonathan Coachman will sit down with Rikishi - NEXT!
M&M's present the WWF Slam of the Week - from Survivor Series last November, a car runs down Stone Cold Steve Austin...then, last Monday, Rikishi 'fessed up.
Here's a look at the beautiful Joe Louis Arena
Earlier Today, JONATHAN COACHMAN sat down with RIKISHI at a nearby hotel.
You gonna ask me a question or not?
Well actually, yes, you know, Rikishi, it's been a week now since Mick Foley accused you of running over Stone Cold Steve Austin - a charge that you subsequently did admit to. I've gotta ask you, how's your life changed since that admission?
What do you mean, how's my life changed since that - it's been tremendous! The reaction I've been getting, not from the fans, but from my family - my people. You know, my people's got nothing but respect for me now. They see me somewhat of a visionary, somewhat of a pioneer. You know, I was the man that stood up to make a change here. You understand me? I was the one who stood up to make a change. And, me being banned here tonight by Mick Foley, I don't understand that. See, I came here to confront Stone Cold and to tell him in person.
You know, Rikishi, you bring up an interesting point. Mick Foley DID ban you from Joe Louis Arena tonight - which is the very same arena where almost a year ago you indeed did run over Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Well, let's make no m- let's make no mistake about it. That, what, Mick Foley, he's not fooling nobody here. He's trying to ban me tonight, to say that he's protecting me? He's not protecting me. He's protecting Stone Cold. See, what Mick Foley doesn't realise is that - what I've done, I like what I've done. I'm happy of what I've done. I feel good of what I've done. And if I had a chance to do it again...Coach, I'd do it again.
Well, now you sit here and talk about how proud your family, your people are about what you've "done" to Stone Cold, but one person, Rikishi, that's not proud, that's not happy...is the Rock.
You's talk about the Rock - I heard what the Rock had to say. I heard about the Rock's comments, and I sat, and...everything
that the Rock
had said on his interview about him being upset about me, about having
Stone Cold do whatever the hell Stone Cold wants to do to me. You know,
Coach, that hurt me. That hit me in a different way. But you know, I think
that...Rock's confused. I *feel* that Rock is confused. Deep inside, I
really feel that Rock is cool with what I've done, 'cause not only am
Rikishi, but I'm also the Rock's family, and I believe that blood is
thicker than water here.
Well, I gotta admit, ya know, I'm sittin' here and I'm absolutely shocked, I mean, Rikishi, think about it, you ran over a human being with an automobile--
Hey, so what? I'd do it again!
You nearly ended his career, his livelihood, and I'm sittin' hearin' all about... satisfaction. You're showing me no remorse whatsoever.
You're damn right I ain't got no remorse. Because let's face it, if everybody have heard what I've said through the interview on Monday Night RAW of last week, I meant what I said, when I talk about the Great White Hope, and when I talk about how the Islander-- how the Island boys had failed here, they were not given a fair shake here - hey, I'm not, I'm not tellin' stories here, I'm not tellin' things that are made up here, what I'm saying is the fact, and the fact of the matter is I didn't want that to happen to my family, and that's the Rock. I would do anything, and I mean anything, to make sure that Rock doesn't get treated the way that all my other family members were being treated. And let me tell you something - Rock, as long as I'm here, you will reach stardom to another place. You will reach stardom to a new level and success as long as Rikishi's here.
Well, now you gotta face though - you gotta face the prospect of facing Stone Cold Steve Austin this Sunday at No Mercy.
Hey - to me, who cares about Stone Cold? Every since Stone Cold has been back up here, everybody in the locker room is like running away, is like turned away... Hey, this is one Island Boy that does not give a damn about Stone Cold. If Stone Cold were to step up in my face, I'd slap him right back down like the dog that he - that he is. He ain't the man that he claims to be. Come No Mercy, if you think Rikishi running him over before was something, hey, lemme tell you something, you ain't seen nothing yet, 'til this 400 pound Samoan take care of bidness at No Mercy, and you can take that to the bank.
Your hosts are a pair of kings...LARRY KING & JERRY LAWLER. Ross is ready to take a gun to Rikishi for his blasphemy against Saint Steve.
At No Mercy (presented by Preto), it's No Holds Barred when Stone Cold Steve Austin takes on Rikishi! Dig the graphic!
T&A and Trish Stratus are WALKING!
Let Us Take You Back to Last Night's Heat, where Trish Stratus brought T&A to the poker game and did a lotta strippin'...the Acolytes were so taken aback by the sight of Stratus' snatch that they became easy pickin's for a (frontal, even!) Pearl Harbour attack by T&A.
The Acolytes are WALKING! I'm starting to get the feeling that something has been signed tonight to further along what we just watched...
Halloween Havoc spot in the local slot - interesting
T&A (with Trish Stratus & wwf.com logo) v. ACOLYTES - Pier Four Brawl and Test hightails it. Bradshaw into the ropes, duck, shoulderblock. Pounding Albert - into the ropes, reversed, head down, forearm, chop, right, chop, into the ropes, reveersal, yahhh shoulderblock. Albert mauling him - bicycle kick, tag to Test. Into the corner, do si do yaaa whip but Bradshaw escapes and knocks down Test. Faarooq in and Albert tossed. Now there's a tag. Test into the ropes, double shoulderblock. Cover, no. Into the ropes, hiptoss blocked, Test with a nice swinging neckbreaker. Right hand, right, right, off the ropes, Faarooq catches him in a powerslam instead. 2 count. Coming out of the corner, reversal, shoulder up by Faarooq - Test ducks a clothesline and hits a full nelson slam. Right, right, tag out. Albert in, yah stomp, yah stomp, yah stomp, yah right, right, stomp, stomp, stomp, yah Irish whip into the corner, yaaaaaah splash. Yaaaaaah double underhook slam...for 2. Tag to Test. Albert presses Test onto Faarooq. Bradshaw in but he ain't legal. Test over to pop him one, further occupying referee "Blind" Teddy Long. Faarooq trying for a gutwrench off the gutshot, but Albert comes in with a blind clothesline. Test tries a Meltdown, but Faarooq avoids it - into the ropes, Test with a boot - cover, leg hooked, 2. Scoop...Faarooq drops down, gutshot, DDT. Both men looking to tag. Tag to Albert, tag to Bradshaw - big boot ot Albert - into the ropes, back elbow, shot for Test as well. Bradshaw going out and up top - top-rope shoulderblock - 1, 2, Test makes the save. Faarooq in, Test out, Faarooq following - head to the STEEL steps. Meanwhile, Stratus is on the apron and removing the coat...Bradshaw is over to get him some. That's a Greco-Roman liplock! Bradshaw turns back and finds himself caught in an Albertbomb. Before Albert can make the cover, Faarooq is back in with a big stomp. Test back in and it's all broken down. Faarooq dumps Test over the top rope and hits a spinebuster on Albert - Bradshaw hits a Hades lariat and it's over. 1, 2, 3. (5:16) Replay of the clothesline and pin.
Back to Triple H's dressing room for another eavesdrop on the unhappy couple. "I can understand you wanting to have a career, all right? Do your own thing, but...I thought we went over this this weekend, I thought we had this all taken care of." "Well, if you remember correctly, I told you that I would reconsider - the same way that you reconsidered letting me be in your corner, but since you won't...I mean, Hunter, the WWF is my business, okay? It's my life, and since I can't help you,
gonna help Kurt." H does another "what if," like last week with Kane.
Stephanie says yeah, but Kane *didn't* get it done. "Steph, understand
this - if something happens to you, I don't know WHAT I'm gonna do! "Well,
I guess that's just a chance we're *both* gonna have to take." As we fade
out Ross sneaks in that there'llbeaEuropeantitledefenseNEXT!
When we come back, Angle must have seen Triple H leave, 'cause he's in there, listening to Stephanie tell him that WWF gold is more valuable than Olympic gold...Hunter pops in. "Hunter, this is a business meeting. This is strictly business." "We're just talking, Hunter." "Leave us alone for a second." "Hunter, it's just business, and I think Kurt should be able to stay." "I wasn't talking to Kurt...I was talking to you. Leave us alone for a second. ... Have a seat."
WWF EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP: AL SNOW (with Head) v. WILLIAM REGAL - Regal comes out dressed as that guy from "the Enforcers," - you know, Steed. Bowler, jacket, brolly, monocle for Head, and a picture of...Steve Regal. "I say...what does everybody want? Smashing! And I say, what does everybody need? Indubitably! And I want to hear, what does everybody love? Grand, pip pip, cheerio!" Let Us Take You Back to SmackDown! where Regal popped Snow one, and to Heat where Snow popped Regal one. We don't see whatever kind of food Snow is throwing to the audience. Regal politely waits for his introduction to end - then attacks Snow from behind. European forearms, Snow punches back, into the ropes, up and over, gutshot by Regal, Snow with an armdrag takeover. Into the ropes but Regal holds on - shot to the head, head to the mat, 2. Cover, 1, cover, zero, Regal staying on him. European forearm, Snow with a gutshot, Regal with another forearm, Regal with... a jumping knee? Dunno. Trying a Cobra clutch, but Snow punches out. Haipull takedown, cover for 1, another cover for 1. Regal back to the European forearm. Knee, knee, forearm, Snow with a kick, Regal with big elbows. Nice suplex. 1, 2, kickout. Regal with a crossface...Snow punching out. Off the ropes, sliding under, gutshot by Regal, European uppercut, drops the knee, into the ropes, head down, Snow with a kick, right, right, right, Franchiser (!), off the ropes, ducking a Regal clothesline, sliding under the legs, Regal with a gutshot, Snow spins him around, right, right, right, into the corner is reversed, Snow slides to a stop, clotheslinen for Regal, into the corner, big back body drop. Going for a suplex, but Regal knees out. Snow blocks a kick, then blocks a forearm, Snow with a gutshot, a European forearm of his own - German suplex gets 2. Scoop...and a slam. Snow going up top - moonsault! But he hits the knees. Regal over for the Regal stretch...and Snow taps! Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new European champion. (3:40) Look at that smile! Regal goes ahead and stomps Snow one more time - then goes back to smiling to the crowd.
Triple H wants Angle to remember two things - Stephanie is his responsibility at ringside, and if he tries to make this anything above and beyond a business relationship, it'll be the last thing he ever does. As Triple H leaves, Angle's smirk returns...
Meanwhile, Kane is WALKING!
WELL IT'S KANE (with Let Us Take You Back to SmackDown!) v. THE NEW MAN - Kane tried to get his hands on Stephanie Thursday...and nearly succeeded! Hey, you know Triple H is a face now. You think that'd make his entrance shorter, right? Yuk yuk yuk.
Before the match begins,
makes an entrance (in street clothes) and joins the commentators. Kane
takes advantage of the distraction with a shot from behind. Head to the
buckle. Uppercut, elbow, right hand puts him down. Kick, right, into the
corner, clothesline. Short clothesline. Elbwodrop misses, H manages a
hangman's neckbreaker. "Benoit Sux" chant. H mounts him and peppers away
with rights. Off the ropes with a big clothesline that takes Kane outside
- but he lands on his feet. H follows out - Kane tries to put his head
into the barricade but H blocks it and puts Kane there instead. Kane's
head hits the STEEL steps. Right, right, H over to look at Benoit...up on
the apron - leaping for Kane, who calmly catches him and puts his spine
into the ringpost. Boot to the head. H put back into the ring. Kane up
top - flying clothesline coming up - will he land before the clothesline
does? It's a close one - 1, 2, kickout! Backstage, we see Stephanie tell
Angle she's got to go down there to counter any Benoit interference. Angle
tells her no way - Hunter said her safety is his responsibility, and
besides, Hunter'll get out of it. Looking back to the ring - Kane with a
backbreaker. Right hand, right, right, H ducks the next one, right, right,
right, right, right, right, into the opposite corner is reversed, Kane with
a BIG-TIME press, keeps him there, and slams him down. 1, 2, shoulder
barely up. Kane stays on him with a kick between the shoulder blades. Axe
handle. Stomp. Standing on the face and using the ropes...for 4. Ramming
his back into the turnbuckle. Hey, they're calling spots again! Into the
opposite corner, H puts up the elbow (no WAY! Just like they called it!),
then springs out with the high knee. Right by H, right, right, right,
right, Kane bouncing off the ropes but not going down. Whip is reversed,
but H manages the facebuster. Kane STILL on his feet - DDT takes him down,
finally, but H only gets 2. H off the ropes, caught by Kane, up on the
shoulder, Ross is a LIAR when he says "going for the tombstone," but it's a
moot point as H wriggles free - gutshot, going for the Pedigree, but Kane
dumps him with a backdrop. H goes for him, but Kane has a double choke and
tosses him over the top rope to the floor. Kane grabs the hair and pulls
him back up - but H drops down with a hot shot...THEN flies over the
commentary table to take down Benoit! H all over him with right hands and
referee "Blind" Mike Chioda can't get them separated - that's more a job
for Kane - into the post is reversed and Kane eats it. Triple H with a
Pedigree out on the floor! But Benoit has a chair and he isn't afraid to
use it - WHACK - well, so much for THIS match. (DQ 6:28) Into the ring,
where Benoit hits a pair of German suplexes - to the Crippler crossface!
Triple H actually TAPS here. Play Benoit's music! Benoit moves his shirt
and then does the "I wipe off my sweat and flick it on you" move. Here's a
replay which shows us that Triple H gets what he deserves for starting this
thing - also, they took out the cameraman there - wow. Here's a shot of
the crossface...and tapout.
Hey! It's Stone Cold Steve Austin! And he's WALKING!
It's Rikishi and Austin at No Mercy - how can it not suck? Think "lowered expectations!" No matter what, we'll find out SUNDAY!
Oh no, it's Muscle Car Guy and he's talking about pop again
The Undertaker gingerly walks through a haunted house this Sunday on Superstars!
"Ladies and gentlemen, STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN!" MICHAEL KING COLE stands in the ring to conduct the interview (and possibly take a Stunner, too). Austin manages to hit all four corners without falling over, OR tripping over the RAW credits and TV-14-DLV-CC boxes. "Stone Cold, it's been eleven months since you returned to the scene of the crime here in Detroit. How did you feel stepping into the Joe Louis Arena today?" "Well I'm happy and I'm pissed off at the same time. I'm happy as hell to be right here in Detroit tonight. I'm a little pissed off, no I take that back, I'm a lot pissed off because this is where it all happened. This is where I got run over like a dog in the street. For
ten months, eleven months,
however long it's been I'm sittin' there in rehab, ten months the doctor
says 'no, Stone Cold, not yet.' Ten months, I can't do what I was put here
to do, and I ain't tryin' to make nobody feel sorry for me, I'm just tryin'
to paint a picture of how I'm gonna compress ten months of frustration into
the single-most important ass-whuppin' of my life." "Stone Cold, you heard
the interview from Rikishi earlier on today - what'd do you think of that?"
"Bogus BS CRAP nada zero zilch - didn't mean a damn thing to me, because it
was a load of crap. Rikishi says he's banned from the building for my
protection. I tell you right now, Michael Cole, right now, there's a
sumbitch standing in this ring that doesn't need protection and his name is
Stone Cold Steve Austin. He says that if he was here, he'd slap Stone Cold
- he's gonna slap him, sumbitch run over me with a car, ran off, now he
says he's gonna slap me, that's the best he can do, that's all he's got.
Lemme just put it in - let me just do it like this. I got a picture of
Rikishi on my 'frigerator, I got a picture of Rikishi on the glovebox of my
truck, I got a - I got two pictures of Rikishi in my bathroom so I can look
at his ugly ass whether I'm standing up or sitting down! Bottom line is
this, when he shows up in No Mercy on Sunday, I'm looking at Rikishi, and
I'm lookin' at a dead man." "Well Stone Cold, in six days at No Mercy on
pay-per-view, you get Rikishi, no holds barred. What are you gonna do to
him?" "Well, what am I gonna do - what am I NOT gonna do to him, I ain't
gonna armdrag him, I'm not gonna dropkick him, I'm not gonna do none of
that lucha libre crap with him, I'm gonna break that man down, and when I
get him on that ground, it ain't gonna be a pretty sight. But when I
get--" he takes the mic from Cole, who takes off. "When I get that son of
a bitch on this ground, on that ground, wherever, I'm gon' stomp a mudhole
in his ass and walk it dry, and you say 'Stone Cold, how can you stomp a
man whose ass is that big?' And if there's a man that can do it, his name
is Stone Cold Steve Austin. And look at me, whatever I do to you, Rikishi,
the bottom line is, whatever Stone Cold does, it's all legal." Up on the
EntertainmentTron, Rikishi appears. "Austin! Stone Cold Steve Austin!
Yeah, I'm talkin' to you. Now listen up. There's nothing more that I
would like but to be in that ring with you tonight, but Commissioner Foley
once again saves your ass - you see, what he's done, he's banned me from
coming in there tonight, but he never said nothing about out here - yeah,
out here in the parking lot. This oughta bring you memories - this is
where I ran your ass over - if you want some of me, I'll be here all night!
Come and get some, Austin! We ain't gotta wait 'til No Mercy, we can do
this right now!" Austin is already gone...
Our commentators exclaim.
The cameras catch up to Austin backstage, 'cause he's WALKING! Crowd chants "Austin!"
We look at Ross and Lawler again
And now outside. Austin asks where Rikishi is to a tech - "hey, man, I haven't seen him!" Austin walks around a bit more - are you waiting for a car to run him down? Sure enough, here comes a car from behind a wall of cardboard boxes - Austin sidesteps it and leaps into a nearby truck bed. The car screeches to a halt - and we see Rikishi lean out the window. "Austin - this Sunday - No Mercy!" and off he drives...Ross has eight simultaneous heart attacks and "son of a bitches" it up as we head to the break.
Moments Ago, Rikishi drove a car...and said a few words
Lawler says Rikishi's just trying to send Austin a message - Ross is convinced he was trying to do it again, because he fears Austin's 'AWESOME POWER.
X-PAC (with WWF.com logo) comes out. "So let me get this right...Chris Jericho, you frickin' idiot, you haven't had enough yet, huh? I kicked your ass in a first blood match, I kicked your ass any time you've got in the ring with me, punk - but then I gotta deal with another stupid blonde - some big punked-up idiot that D-Generation X fired about ten months ago! So Billy Gunn...Mr. ASS...you wanna come back, you've been gone ten months, boy - Billy boy, you wanna come back and make a name for yourself on me - you wanna get involved in my ass-whippin' on Chris Jericho - well, the hell with Jericho, I'll take care of him later, any kinda match any place any time, but Billy boy, I want you out here right now, punk - YEAH! Bring your ass out here!" MR. ASS *does* come out, but gets an IC belt in the back of the head by a limping (and left thigh heavily taped) EDDIE GUERRERO. Gunn helpfully rolls almost all the way down the aisle, where X-Pac takes it from there...
X-PAC v. MR. ASS - Into the ropes, X-Pac with a spinning heel kick. Kick trifecta in the corner. Ass down - must be broncobuster time - no, 'cause here's CHRIS MONDAY JERICHO, all over X-Pac. (DQ? 0:25?) The refs empty out from the back and attempt to get these two separated - X-Pac has a chair, but Jericho hits a springboard dropkick to the chair, taking 'Pac back outside! Play Jericho's music! No, wait, he's not done - there's a pescado onto X-Pac, Korderas and Doan - and Doan lands RIGHT on his head. Play Jericho's music! No, wait he's STILL not done! How's he break free from five refs to get another piece of X-Pac? The world may never know. They take him back up the aisle...damn, Doan *still* hasn't moved...tough night for injuries! Jericho gets an audible "son of a bitch" out just before we fade to ads.
Moments Ago, X-Pac...and then Mr. Ass...and then Eddie Guerrero
Backstage, Gunn calls for Foley, and is helpfully pointed in the direction of the Commissioner's office...or the keg room, whichever. He wants Eddie Guerrero - Foley says he can have him Sunday at No Mercy.
THOSE DAMN DUDLEYZ (with RAW is WAR is brought to you by Burger King, Starburst, and WWF Shop Zone .COM!) v. LOS CONQUISTADORS (with Let Us Take You Back to Heat) - last night on Heat, Edge & Christian and the Conquistadors showed up at the same time - the men in gold looked noticably shorter, but there you go. Is that El Merenguero's old SuperAstros music leading out ol' Double Gold there? Synchronised tumbling run demonstration before the match. Let's call this one 1 and hope I can make it stick. Buh-Buh Ray is the Dudley, that's for sure. Lockup, side headlock, rather deliberate chain wrestling sequence, bit of a dance - Dudley clocks him. "We wnat table!" Into the ropes, hiptoss, armdrag, scoop...and a slam. Backdrop for 2. Tag to D-Von - 2 into the corner, 1 into 2, Buh-Buh Ray splashes the pile. Flying jalapeno for 1 - 2 into the ropes, jumping back elbow. Tag to Buh-Buh Ray - into the ropes, double shoulderblock. Commentators arguing whether these guys are Edge and Christian or not. Buh-Buh Ray trying to remove the mask - UN FOUL! Into the corner, 2 manages to get his legs up and there's a head scissors takeover. Shot for 1 as Buh-Buh Ray pops up - sidewalk slam for 2. Tag to D-Von, open shot. Scoop..and a slam. D-Von goes for the mask, but 1 makes the save. Stomping away with a switch behind the back of referee "Blind" Chad Patton. Tag to 2. Into the ropes, flying jalapeno, 1, 2, no. Forward roll and tag. Lawler tells us they explained to him why Mexico didn't have an Olympic team - everyone that can run, jump or swim is already in the United States HIYO!!! Stomp by 1. Right hand. Right. Into the ropes, tumbling clothesline. Stomp. D-Von with a gutshot, another, dropkick by 1. Tag to 2. Blatant choke. Head to the buckle, kick in the gut, taunting Buh-Buh Ray to draw him in and allow them a doubleteam behind Patton's back. Tag to 1. Scoop...and a slam. Legdrop. Leg is hooked - 1, 2, no. Snapmare takeover - dropkick to the back. Tag to 2. Scoop...and a slam. SENTON! Leg is hooked - 2 for 2. Tag to 1. Open kick. Right, into the opposite corner, up and over, but nobody's home - jumping reverse DDT. Lawler says that's 2, but it's too late for me to accomodate him. HOT TAG! Buh-Buh Ray is a house on fire! Everybody scattered - "wassup" for 1. D-Von, get the table. 2 with a BEAUTIFUL pescado (or "plancha" if you're Ross) onto D-Von before he can get that table. In the ring, Buh-Buh Ray hits the full nelson atomic drop on 1 and goes for the mask again. 2 up from behind with a schoolboy - Patton with a fast count 1, 2, 3 and was that guy legal? Who can say. Men in gold win. (6:34) Yeah, hear them? "Merengue!" I wonder what Jose Estrada thinks of that.
Earlier tonight, Rikishi tried to run Austin down for the third time
Watching this replay on a monitor is...the Rock! Deep down inside, is he REALLY that unhappy?
"Starsky & Hutch" is pop - HAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Halloween Havoc hype in the local slot
Courtesy NBC Studios: Let Us Take You Back to Last Wednesday, when Chyna appeared on the Tonight Show!
EL PERRO DEL CAMINO
VENIS (with Steven Richards) - hey,
remember when Dogg was the first feud for these guys? No? Well, that was
more of a house show thing, I guess. Dogg is a proud American who plans on
exercising his right to whoop your ass. Venis takes advantage of a
distracted Dogg - Richards is real distracting, see. Head to the buckle.
Right. Kick. Kick, stomp, stomp, standing on the neck. Into the ropes,
back elbow, elbowdrop, running knee, 1, 2, no. Right hand. Right. Right.
Into the opposite corner is reversed and Venis hits had. Flying jalapeno
from the Dogg. Clothesline takes Venis outside. Rodg follows - Venis with
a right, right, scooped up and dropped on the barricade. Whip into the
STEEL steps is reversed. Rolled back in the ring - Dogg going for
Richards...but eventually going back in - gutshot by Venis, slo-mo swinging
neckbreaker. Venis stomping away. Suplex attempt is blocked - Venis with
a gutshot and THIS time the suplex works. Venis with...man, what's THAT?
Standing figure four variant/chickenwing combo? Yikes! Clubbing forearm
from Venis. Snapmares him over, and here's a more standard chinlock.
Venis wrenches it in. Tonight: XFL cheerleader tryout footage! Crowd
coming alive for the Road Dogg - and Dodd coming to his feet. Elbow,
elbow, hold broken, off the ropes, gutshot by Venis, scoop, Dogg behind,
rollup, 2! Venis with a big clothesline. Cover...2. Venis back to the
headlock. Dogg fighting back to the vertical base. Breakdancing elbow,
elbow, off the ropes, duck, double clothesline and BOTH men are down.
Richards pounds the canvas but the crowd seems to be on the other side.
Both men up at 3...Dogg with "Iblockyourpunchyoudon'tblockmine," again,
Venis with a knee, Venis with a knee, right, right, right, into the ropes,
reversed, drop toe hold by Dogg, into the ropes, big back body drop. Venis
catches him with a boot, punches, into the ropes, Dogg ducks, left, left,
left, juke, jive, NUDEON
is out with a shot for Richards as Dogg hits his
right on Venis. But as referee "Blind" Jim Korderas checks on Richards,
Venis manages an uppernut and a small package for the
Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley is WALKING! She bangs on Angle's door - ah, there he is. And now they're WALKING! Gosh, she's sure chatty all of a sudden, isn't she?
Last night, Mick Foley was the Heat guest host. Who will be Sunday's guest host? You'll not know until SmackDown! See how it all ties together?
TNN's Cavalcade of "Gay Man on the Street" interviews here
There's never been a better time to be a girl? Is that true?
Oh man, not the Muscle Car Guy again - hell, HE'S probably gay too
Yesterday, Los Angeles hosted XFL cheerleader tryouts - Jerry Lawler got all sexist on us as well. This Saturday, Lawler leches up Las Vegas!
Mandy & Victoria were at WWF New York! And they danced!
STEPHANIE ONO is out without music. "And now, I'd like to introduce you to the man who will be guest hosting Sunday Night Heat on MTV..the man who, on Heat, will have an exclusive interview with the current WWF Champion, the Rock...and a man who, this Sunday, will defeat the Rock to become the NEW WWF Champion - Your Olympic Hero and mine, KUUUUURT ANGLE!" Hey, I thought they weren't gonna tell us until Thursday. Hey, how can Angle guest host in Manhattan and be at the Albany pay-per-view? "You know something, Steph, everyone's making such a big deal out of this being the arena where Stone Cold Steve Austin got run down last Survivor Series - like that's something to brag about! I mean, yes indeed, this arena is famous, but not for Stone Cold Steve Austin, and *certainly* not for the Red Wings - oh, it's true. Detroit, this arena is famous for the national television debut of Your Olympic Hero here in the WWF."
"And Kurt, this arena which
is located in Detroit. Isn't Detroit also known as the motor city?" "Yes,
indeed it is, Steph, it's true, it is. And how fitting that this city is
called the Motor City, because this is the city where the Rock just
happened to leave his bag open, and the Rock's pal Rikishi just happened to
take his keys, and just happened to MOTOR down Stone Cold Steve Austin,
like the Rock had nothing to do with it!" "Well, you know, Kurt, it sounds
like the Rock has a lot of excuses. But this Sunday, Rocky will have no
excuses, except for maybe me, when you DEFEAT the Rock and become the World
Wrestling Federation Champion! It's true - I will lead you to victory just
as I did my husband, Triple H!" "Thank you, Steph, and I know you will! I
know you will." "It's true." "But the only difference is, I will have
accomplished the European, Intercontinental, King of the Ring and WWF
titles, all within my first year in the business!" "That's very
impressive." "Well, for Triple H, it obviously took him a whole lifetime
to achileve, regardless....Rock, it shouldn't come as a big shock to you
when you do lose your title to me this Sunday at No Mercy. Because Rock,
you're about to be accustomed to losing. I mean, you may be a five-time
WWF Champion, you may be the Most Electrifying Man in Sports Entertainment
(whatever that means!), but Rock, you're about to embark on a losing streak
starting right here tonight in Detroit, and that is true." They go ahead
and make their entrance...and we go ahead and take the last ad break. But
Hey! The Rock is WALKING!
No Mercy is SUNDAY! (At least, according to this ad)
Hey, this guy already *DID* this search for pop tonight!
And now, the WWF Boot of the Week, brought to you by LUGZ! From SmackDown!, Angle put Rock in two Olympic Slams, then held him for a Stephanie slap.
KING KURT ANGLE (with Stephanie Ono, already in the ring) and EDGE & CHRISTIAN (with Presto presents No Mercy ... in six days!) v. HARDY BOYZ (with Lita) and IF YA SMELLLLLLLLL - Rock brings Angle in the hard way and we're immediately off. Stomp, stomp, Edge from behind with forearms. Referee "Blind" Earl Hebner tries to bring it to one on one and we end with Edge and Rock. Side Russian legsweep gets 2. Into the ropes, swinging neckbreaker by Rock - Angle breaks it up. Edge from behind when Rock turns to Angle. Tag to Christian, right, kick, stomp, stomp, into the ropes, reversed, duck, duck, Samoan Drop - Angle breaks up the cover AGAIN. Rock tosses Christian to the outside and makes "Just Bring It" motions to Angle. And here he comes! No, Edge with a shot from behind. Christian stomping away on Rock. Tag to Angle. Right hand. Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, Triple H watching from his dressing room - with a lotta ice on his shoulder from the crossface. Angle still on Rock - into the ropes, back elbow. Death suplex. Stomp. Stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, standing on the neck. Tag to Edge, who has a derisive dance for the Hardyz - took too long, too - Rock pops up with a clothesline. Tag to Jeff! Duck, flying clothesline. Right, right, into the corner, reversed, Hardy up and over, dropkick to the back. Tag to Matt - out of the corner, Poetry in Motion! 1, 2, no. Into the ropes, reversed, duck, Hardy right, right, discus right, tied up in the ropes, and punching away. Christian frees him after Hebner pulls Hardy off. Edge ducks Hardy's clothesline but he follows through to forearm Christian on the apron! Double leg takedown on Edge - and a catapult into Christian! 1, 2, no. Gutshot, going for the Twist of Fate - but Edge shoves him into the corner, then his a German suplex. Tag to Angle, stomp, stomp, stomp, stomp, vertical suplex, 2. Clothesline. Hooks the leg - 2. Head to the buckle, right, right, right, right, tag to Christian, open kick, right, snapmare takeover, kick in the back, stomp, stomp, headlock. Hardy to his feet - elbowing out, Christian ducks, I think Hardy was supposed to catch this knee and take him over, but he didn't - and just goes down to the knee instead. Christian
distracting Jeff, then bringing Matt back for a tripleteam in the
corner. Hardy trying to punch out, but Christian pops him from behind.
Edge with a NICE standing dropkick - 1, 2, nope. Stomp. Tag to Angle.
Right hand. Elbowdrop. 1, 2, shoulder up. Head to the corner, right,
right, kick, kick, kick, kick, Hebner pulls him off for a lecture while
Christian and Edge have their way with Hardy. Angle kick, kick, kick, tag
to Edge. Clubbing forearm to the spine. Right hand, right, into the
opposite corner, but Hardy gets the boot up - Edge manages a clothesline as
Hardy tries to run out. Crowd chanting "Rock E." Hardy manages to counter
a slam attempt with a reverse DDT and both men are down. Who will tag?
Christian in...and quickly over to give Jeff Hardy a shot, preventing any
tag from being made. Matt swings and misses - Christian with the reverse
DDT! Now Lita (huh?) is on top - huracanrana for Christian! Angle pulls
her out and keeps her distracted long enough for a forearm from Stephanie -
and run into the ringpost. Looking back to the ring, it's the same
situation - both men needing to tag. Presto provides a Double Feature.
Tag to Angle - HOT TAG TO ROCK! Right! Right! Right! Into the ropes,
belly-to-belly throw! Shot for Edge, Angle with a clothesline. Stomp. On
the outside, Jeff Hardy dives from the top turnbuckle onto Edge on the
floor! Angle continuing to stomp on Rock in the ring. Right hand. Into
the ropes, reversal, spinebuster. Hey, it might be time for the most
something something - no, Christian is in - Rock punches him out of the
ring - Rock Bottom on Angle! But Hebner is occupied with Christian on the
outside. Stephanie pulls Rock's leg away - Rock pulls Stephanie in by the
hair - or tries, but Edge & Christian are back in - double clothesline to
the outside. IN the ring, Jeff Hardy sets up for the swantonbomb...but
Stephanie is up again and whacking HIM with something. Hardy hits the
canvas. Is Ross NOT gonna say "martial law" this week? Angle with the
Olympic Slam. Hardy isn't legal, but don't let that stop you, Hebner - 1,
2, 3! Angle takes the fall. What was that, a tire
iron? (10:27) Replays
show it *was* a tire iron. Angle and Stephanie backing up the ramp, all
smiles and victory. Meanwhile, in the ring, Christian is trying to take
Rock off the ropes - no, that just doesn't work...Rock Bottom! Edge from
the top turnbuckle...THAT'S a Rock Bottom. Play his music! Rock makes the
"Just Bring It" motion to Angle once aing, but he and Stephanie are busy
posing at the top of the ramp and they ain't comin' back. Replay of the
tire iron shot, Olympic Slam and pin. War Zone credits are up - last WWF
logo - and buh-bye.
On Wednesday, I quit. Come back then!