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Week 1, November 1997
Hilton Coliseum (Ames, Iowa)
ATT: 13,264
TV: 36.88


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It's Monday night, and that can mean only one thing.....Raw....is War....and we open up tonight's show with a quick recap of Vince McMahon's monumental announcement from last week....that in three weeks time, at the eleventh annual Survivor Series, we will see two teams face off....one team captained by Brian Pillman, one team captained by Steve Austin.....and the captain of the winning team will face the WWF Champion (whomever that may be) at the December's In Your House event.......now that wasn't the monumental part.....the monumental part wasn't even that Vince McMahon had hand picked a (pretty questionable) team for Steve Austin (that being Marty Jannetty, Savio Vega, Bart Gunn and Bob Holly)....no the monumental part of the announcement was who would be on Brian Pillman's team......The Nature Boy Ric Flair, The Enforcer Arn Anderson, The Big Red Problem Solver Kane.............and Vincent Kennedy McMahon.....that's right, the owner of the World Wrestling Federation is going to step into the ring for the very first time....and he is PERSONALLY going to make sure that it's Brian Pillman, NOT Stone Cold Steve Austin that gets that title opportunity......

....the video ends and we go live to the arena, where Vince McMahon and the rest of his Survivor Series team are standing in the ring....and Vince says that he's out here to set a few things straight.....he says that in no way has he stacked the deck against Steve Austin in that upcoming Survivor Series match....he says he's heard whispers that he has deliberately given Austin the weaker team, but nothing could be further from the truth.....

"....you've got Marty Jannetty, former WWF Tag Team AND Intercontinental Champion, Savio Vega, a legend in Mexico, holding many, many Championships, and then you have Bart Gunn and Bob Holly, two gentlemen both aquatinted with gold here in the World Wrestling Federation, with both men holding the Tag Team Titles, numerous times in the case of Mr. Gunn.....now does that sound like a "weak" team to you people?....."

.....it does....no matter how much spin Vince puts on it......unperturbed however McMahon continues, stating that he's given Steve Austin the advantage here.....after all, he COULD have given him a Kevin Nash, or a Scott Steiner? Obviously the crowd pops for that, but McMahon says that's not what's best for Austin at all.....do they really think Kevin Nash or Scott Steiner care whether Steve Austin gets a shot at the WWF Title?...they're liable to stab him in the back at any given minute.....where as the team he has now, they're all hungry....they all have something to prove.....and each and every one of them will give it 110% to ensure that Steve Austin's team come out victorious.....and to show just how hungry they are, Marty Jannetty has already challenged Brian Pillman this evening, while Bart Gunn and Bob Holly have requested a match with Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.....that takes guts....that shows their intensional fortitude.....that shows that they are the right partners for Mr. Austin....

.....the crowd clearly don't agree.....but McMahon hasn't finished with his argument yet.....saying that not only does Austin have a team filled with potential, not only does he have a team full of partners who will be desperate to pick up a win on pay per view, but Brian Pillman has a partner who is not even a professional wrestler.....a partner who has never wrestled a day in his life......Brian Pillman has "me!".....

.....McMahon says that he's been fighting his whole life.....he fought against adversity to become a bonafide billionaire.....fighting other promoters who think they have what it takes to compete against Vince McMahon.....fighting against the press, the bad publicity.....the Phil Mushnick's of the world...the self-righteous, egotistical, miserable son's of a bitches who think they have the right to decide what YOU the viewer should be watching (FYI, Mr. Mushnick is NOT a fan of the current Raven/Roberts storyline)....he says he even fought the US Government....and won......but when it comes to stepping between these ropes and fighting by the rules of the ring, he is wholly unprepared.....which means that Steve Austin's team most certainly DO have the advantage at the Survivor Series.....but it's also why Mr. McMahon is now leaving for the evening......he's hired a private gym down the street....he's set up a ring.....and he's going down there right now to train, prepare, and ready himself for the biggest fight of his life....so good evening, and enjoy the show....

Rating: A*

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The Nature Boy and The Enforcer stay right where they are as Mr. McMahon leaves for the evening, because their match is up next, and their opponents (if Vince is to be believed) requested this match personally......it's Bart Gunn and Bob Holly, neither of whom have exactly been lighting the WWF up with their success recently, and both of whom are sporting slightly different looks that they used to.....maybe they think a change of look will lead to a change of fortune.....

.....it didn't this evening.....they put on a pretty good showing for themselves, but let's be real, they're facing Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.....and The Nature Boy made Bob Holly submit to the Figure Four in about 8 minutes.

Winner: Ric Flair & Arn Anderson
Rating: B

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Following that victory, Ric Flair directs our attention to the Titantron, where we are treated to a shot of Vince McMahon arriving at that nearby gym, where Jerry Briscoe and Pat Patterson are waiting for him, with an array of sparring partners standing in the wings.....

.....Patterson and Briscoe tell McMahon that they have just three weeks to get him into ring shape, so this training is going to be intense, probably the hardest three weeks of his life, but they say if anyone can do it, it's Mr. McMahon....

....they say they are going to give him a crash course in ALL aspects of professional wrestling, saying they've covered all the bases....and as they indicate behind them it looks like they really have......they have a competitor dressed in amateur wrestling gear.....they have what looks to be a masked luchadore style wrestler.....a HUGE guy with muscles on his muscles.....someone who looks like they're straight from the backyard with scars crisscrossing his forehead, I don't think even ECW would touch this guy.....and finally a very serious looking Japanese gentleman......

....Vince assesses the sight in front of him, before letting out a big gulp, telling Patterson and Briscoe to get it started as the scene ends.....

Rating: B+

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Next up we go to a pre-recorded segment of Raven sitting on the floor with his back to the wall in the vestibule of an old gothic style church.....he says that it's obvious that the Snake wants his retribution, but his Faith is going to be the roadblock on his path to revenge.....his Faith will either have to be very strong, or cast to the wayside (much as Raven was).....so let's test how strong that Faith really is....

".....because Snake, if you want me....then you are going to have to cast off YOUR morals and sink to MY depths and depravity.....traverse MY divine comedy.....MY purgatory.....MY paradise.....and MY nine circles of hell.....Dante had his inferno, as you will have yours........starting tonight.....as the Deity of the Damned welcome's you to the first circle of MY own personal hell............Limbo....."

.....Raven explains (for the uneducated and unwashed in the crowd) that Limbo is the final resting place for those not evil enough for purgatory, yet not pure enough for paradise......for those who did not sin in life, but did not possess the faith to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven......much like tonight's opponent......

.....he says that while Christopher Daniels cast no sin against Jake Roberts, he lacked faith in his Deity....he rejected Raven....he rejected salvation.....and he rejected paradise......he craved his freedom and he's been wallowing in (career) Limbo ever since.....

"........the game, much like your journey, is only just beginning......I'll be waiting on the other side.....Quote the Raven.....Nevermore....."

Rating: A

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Nine Circles of Hell Match: Limbo

Christopher Daniels has certainly been stuck in limbo since his separation from Raven and dissolving of The Flock.....this former Light Heavyweight Champion has done very little in fact, leaving Rick Rude to question how wise his decision to lack faith in his "deity" a few months back really was.....

....as for tonight, his match didn't go any better than his career recently has been, he put on a good showing, but Jake is a man on a mission, and Christopher Daniels was simply in his way.....a DDT took care of that, as Jake leaves limbo behind him with the one, the two, and the three.....

Winner: Jake Roberts
Rating: B

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From there we cut back to the Vince McMahon training/sparring session.....and he's currently inside the makeshift ring with our amateur competitor......and for a man with no formal training whatsoever, Vince is certainly making it look easy in there....in fact, you would be forgiven for thinking that McMahon's competitor is DELIBERATELY making him look like a million bucks....and as Vince hits yet ANOTHER takedown, Briscoe finally brings this session to a close, as we go back to the arena.....

Rating: B

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....where Dok Hendrix is standing by with Ted DiBiase and his Million Dollar Corporation, who he asks about Jeff Jarretts apparent reluctance to defend the European Championship, preferring instead to compete in a traditional Survivor Series match, against two men (in Ken Shamrock and Matt Hardy) who don't even have enough partners for their team yet?....

.....DiBiase cackles at that, saying that's the different between the Million Dollar Corporation, and men like Ken Shamrock and Matt Hardy.....because when you've got money, you've ALWAYS got back up.....

....Rich Steiner laughs at that too, slipping a (single) dollar bill into Dok's top pocket and patting him on the cheek, as Jarrett says that he's not reluctant about anything....he's more than willing to defend his title, in fact, he's going to put the gold on the line tonight....against Billy Kidman....and if Shamrock and Hardy can't find two more partners by Survivor Series, then that's too bad for them....

.....with that the whole group starts laughing and walks off, leaving Dok Hendrix to send us back down to ringside....but not before Rich Steiner walks back into shot, retrieving his (single) dollar bill from the pocket of Dok.....our European Championship match is up next.

Rating: B+

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Jeff Jarrett might be reluctant to put his European Title on the line against Ken Shamrock....but apparently he has no such qualms about putting the gold on the line against Billy Kidman....although it almost came back to bite him in the ass....Billy Kidman is a former WWF Light Heavyweight Champion after all, and he almost picked up the win on a number of occasions here tonight.....

....luckily for Jarrett there is strength in numbers, and as DiBiase distracts the attention of the official, Rich Steiner runs down the aisle to shove Kidman off the top turnbuckle (as he stands poised to deliver the Shooting Star Press.....he hits the mat hard, and Jarrett quickly applies the Figure Four leg lock right in the middle of the ring, leaving Kidman little choice but to submit.

Winner: ....and Still WWF European Champion....Jeff Jarrett
Rating: B-

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It's back down to the gym we go, where having dispensed with Amateur Alan, it's Backyard Billy's turn to go a few rounds with the chairman, and as Dusty Rhodes might say, he's bought all the plunder with him baby.....the ring is littered with all manner of "hardcore" items....trashcans, cookie trays, chairs, there's a broom in there somewhere....again (clearly under the instruction to feed Vince's ego) this scrub is taking an almighty beating at the hands of Vince, culminating in a chair shot that finally puts him down for good.....

.....Patterson assists in rolling the nobody out of the ring while Vince towels himself down.....that's when the camera zooms in on Briscoe in the background, handing Musclebound Mike a rather full looking brown envelope, which Mr. Muscles shoves into his gym bag, before heading into the ring.....

.....Patterson tells Vince there's no time for rest periods, not with the short time they have to train....he's shown he can wrestle, he's proved he can brawl....now let's test his strength.....and that's exactly what this is, a good old fashioned test of strength, and as the two men lock hands, and McMahon slowly begins to get overpowered, it looks to be a test of strength that the owner of the WWF isn't going to win.....at least not until Briscoe begins frantically attracting the attention of this strongman, giving the universal "cut" signal as he waves his hand across his neck, before rubbing his fingers his fingers and thumb together in another universal gesture....money.....

.....suddenly Vince must get a surge of adrenaline, because he goes from being almost overpowered to back to his feet.....and miraculously he manages to power his opponent down to his knees, where Patterson quickly ends the "match" as Vince picks up another victory.....

Rating: B+

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We don't head back to the arena just yet though.....instead we go to a second pre-recorded segment, and it looks like The Undertaker has dusted off the cobwebs on his old workshop, because he's currently sanding down the lip of an open casket.....

.....he stops every few seconds to glance up at something obscured to the viewer by the upright coffin lid, and while we can't see what he's looking at, we can certainly hear what he has to say....

.....he says that in three short weeks, Ahmed Johnson's day of reckoning will have arrived.....he says that Ahmed Johnson has built a title reign on the name and the legend of the Deadman....on beating the Deadman.....on putting the Deadman down.....but there is one problem with that boast, he put the Undertaker down.......but he didn't put him out.....

".....Ahmed Johnson.....you and your manager may refer to you as the Walking Armageddon, but you have no idea what an Armageddon is until you have felt the Wrath of the Reaper.....and as the sands of time slowly drain away on your WWF Title reign...at Survivor Series...you will know what Armageddon is....and you will.....Rest......in........Peace......"

......with that, the Deadman slams the lid of the casket shut.....and the camera zooms in on exactly what it is the Undertaker was looking at..........a TV screen.....replaying the same thing over and over again......Ahmed Johnson driving the tennis racquet of Jim Cornette into the throats of the Undertaker, crushing the Deadman's larynx....it looks as though the Phenom is neither willing to forgive.......or forget......as Survivor Series creeps ever closer.

Rating: A

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It was announced on Superstars (that I completely forgot to post this week) that the Nation of Domination would be competing at the Survivor Series in a traditional 5 on 5 elimination match, against the combination of Rey Mysterio, Dean Malenko, Bradshaw, Nelson.....and following last weeks beatdown, The British Bulldog......and tonight, as Mysterio faces off against Scorpio, it's a packed house, because along with the two men in the ring, we also have eight men on the floor, because BOTH Survivor Series teams make their way out to accompany their respective partners here......

.....these two meshed pretty well, and had a great high flying competition that highlighted exactly why both men were former Light Heavyweight Champions....you could argue that the men on the outside were somewhat of a distraction, but it at least lead to a clean fight, with Big Nelson and the rest making sure that the Nation of Domination kept OUT of the match.....that SHOULD have lead to Mysterio picking up the win.....however, The Nation of Domination ARE the more experienced unit here, against a group of men with their own individual vendettas....which is why Faarooq is still able to make the difference in this one, and Scorpio picks up a very tainted victory.

Winner: Scorpio
Rating: B-

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The bell sounds and the rest of the Nation of Domination climb into the ring, no doubt looking to congratulate their victorious member....of course, Rey Mysterio's team mates aren't about to just stand by and watch, and they follow suit, forming a human shield in front of the much smaller man.....

....there's a tense few minutes as these two teams stare each other down, with Nelson telling Faarooq that at Survivor Series he won't be able to run and hide from the big man anymore....and Nelson is going to break him in half.....

....Faarooq has always been quick to trash talk, asking Nelson "who's running? Who's hiding? I'm right here punk", which Nelson takes as an invite to fight.....as soon as he takes a step forward however, the Leader of the Nation quickly bolts from the ring, ordering his men to follow him as they head back up the ramp, telling a nearby camera "not today....I got his punk ass at Survivor Series, I don't need to do this now".....Jim Ross suggests that Faarooq seems quite reluctant to tangle with Nelson, but Rick Rude disagrees, calling it a tactical move, as Nelson, Davey Boy, Mysterio, Malenko and Bradshaw watch the Nation leave........and we head back down the street.....

Rating: B+

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.....where having "defeated" Amateur Alan, Backyard Billy, and Musclebound Mike, it's time for Puroresu Pete to have a turn, as the Japanese contingent for the evening is already in the ring, and has McMahon up against the ropes, where he is about to lay an almighty slap across the chest of the boss.....Briscoe begins making some rather strange movements on the floor however, almost as if he's telling Mr. Puroresu NOT to light up the chest of McMahon.....and SOMEHOW, Pete manages to "botch" the move.....barely grazing the pectoral region of Vince, who quickly spins his opponent around and goes wild with a number of chops of his own (while Briscoe lets out what almost looks like a sigh of relief in the background)....

......Vince finally puts his man away with THE worst looking Shining Wizard known to man....it looked so bad n fact that you would be forgiven for wondering if it was delivered terribly deliberately....to, you know....emphasise the fact that Vince McMahon is NOT a wrestler......anyway, it's over regardless......four down.....one to go.....

Rating: B

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We go back to the arena, just in time for the arrival of the brand new (two time) WWF Tag Team Champions (of the worldddddddd) it's the Road Dogg Jesse James, the Bad Ass Billy Gunn....the New Age Outlaws....along with their very own Calamity Jane, their new manager....Sunny.....

.....the trio are obviously pleased with themselves after last weeks highway robbery, putting an end to Al Snow and Chris Candido's Championship dream after just 24 hours, and as The Road Dogg is quick to point out, the New Age Outlaws second reign is already seven times longer than Snow and Candido's ONLY reign.....



.....which brings out the former champions.....and if the Outlaws are pleased with themselves, Snow and Candido are obviously not quite as pleased....a) with the taunting, b) with the fact that the rewards for all their hard work was snatched away from them in less than a day, and c) with the manner in which they lost those titles....the (probably inevitable) betrayal of Sunny.....

.....Candido says that he SHOULD be surprised at Sunny turning her back on them and costing them the championships....but the sad fact is that he's not surprised at all....in FACT, he'd been warning Al Snow that this day would come from the moment Al bought that "backstabbing b!tch" into their business.....but Al wouldn't listen, and what's done is done.....now there's just the little matter of their re-match....after all, they've beat the Outlaws twice before, they may as well go for the trifecta.....

.....unfortunately, The Road Dogg has some bad news for them.....see they didn't just hire Sunny to help them WIN the titles, they hired Sunny to help them KEEP the titles.....and the Road Dogg and The Bad Ass are pleased to announce, that after Miss Sweet Little Ass here had a......"conversation" with Mr. McMahon, there will be NO automatic rematch for Snow and Candido......but they will have the opportunity to EARN a shot at the Outlaws titles......because at Survivor Series, there's going to be a tag team survival match for the WWF Tag Team Titles.....a four way ELIMINATION tag team match......with the last team standing walking out with those titles around their waist......James says that the qualifying matches start next week, and Snow and Candido are more than welcome to put their hats in the race.....

.....Snow says then that's exactly what they'll do.....BUT.....since they're already out here right now, why don't he and Candido give them a little taste of what's in store for them at Survivor Series.....

......it looks like we are going to come to blows here....but Sunny puts a stop to that, telling her former clients that no, that's not happening....."because while I was having that deep....intimate.............intense "meeting" with Mr. McMahon, he agreed that you two losers might be a little bit emotional this evening......and he said that should either of you boys lay so much as a finger on MY boys tonight, you don't get a shot at these titles at all......EVER.....so if you excuse us......we'll be leaving now".....

.....well.....what Sunny wants, apparently she gets.....and there's nothing Snow and Candido can do but let the Outlaws leave....not that they have to watch it....and they turn their backs to discuss presumably their strategy for this next so called qualifying match.......which is when the Outlaws charge back into the ring and nail both Snow and Candido in the back of the skull, leaving the former champions laying, as the two time champs laugh their way all the way to the back......those damn Outlaws did it again.

Rating: A

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When the New Age Outlaws get into it with Al Snow and Chris Candido, their segments often surprise me with how well they grade....it really shouldn't surprise me by now, their angles together regularly churn out A/A*'s.....what DID surprise me was how well our next match went, as Brian Pillman attempted to show the world that he is a valid replacement for Shawn Michaels, by doing the one thing that only the Heartbreak Kid has managed......he got an A rated match out of perennial midcarder Marty Jannetty......

.....impressive right?.....more impressive was the fact that this match only went 15 minutes.....and Jannetty only put in a C+ performance....meaning this was ALL down to Brian Pillman (and his A* performance)......

.....Marty had a little more offence in this outing than Bart Gunn and Bob Holly did earlier, but the result was still the same, with Pillman finishing Jannetty off clean with the Hangman's Neckbreaker he calls the "Timebomb"....

Winner: Brian Pillman
Rating: A(!)

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Following that victory the rest of Team Pillman (with the exception of Mr. McMahon) make their way out to congratulate the Corporate Cannon....Pillman and Flair talk up the Survivor Series match, saying that if their elimination match goes as well as their matches tonight...."and it will".....then you're looking at your next number one contender for the WWF Title right here.....and for anyone who thinks that Mr. McMahon is going to be the weak link on their team, then let's see how he gets on with his final opponent of the evening......




.....and with that the Titantron flickers back to life, showing Vince McMahon ready for his final challenge....Amateur Alan, Backyard Billy, Musclebound Mike, and Puro Pete have all fallen to the Mac-Man tonight, and Vince is looking pretty cocky as he steps into the ring with the masked Mexican sensation, Lucha Larry......

.....Briscoe says they have tested Vince's mat work, brawling, strength, and ability.....and he's passed with flying colours (or hefty pay off' if the video evidence is anything to go by)......now it's time for agility.....it's time to run the ropes.....

.....Vince and Larry start with some basic crisscrossing....no problems there......crisscross with a drop down....piece of cake....crisscross and a leapfrog....you're a natural Mr. McMahon....so far so good.....so good in fact that Vince gets a little cocky and drops poor Larry with a hefty shoulderblock.....

.....Briscoe congratulates Vince on his good work, telling him that they can wrap it up for one day....Vince doesn't want to though, he's enjoying this, and we have another crisscross with a shoulder block.....and another.....then Vince decides to mix it up, and charges at Larry, who throws a slow, weak looking clothesline that McMahon easily ducks.....

.....hits the rebound on the ropes.....

.....and then gets dropped with a Thesz Press from Lucha Larry....who proceeds to hammer the skull of poor Mr. McMahon with stinging right hands......

.....Briscoe and Patterson are agasp, and quickly send the remaining sparring partners into break it up........but one by one they get beaten back....beaten down....just beaten.....until finally Lucha Larry drops Musclebound Mike with a very familiar looking Stunner.......before adjusting his mask, flipping off Briscoe and Patterson, and going right back to pounding on Vince McMahon......

.....there is a split screen between the gym and the arena there, as McMahon's Corporate Goons wig out in the ring, and Rick Rude screams that Steve Austin knows full well that if he lays one hand on Mr. McMahon between now and Survivor Series that the match is off.....is he stupid? Jim Ross on the other hand says he doesn't know what Rude is talking about, he doesn't see Stone Cold Steve Austin anywhere, just a young hungry luchador trying to make a name for himself......

.....it's obviously Stone Cold Steve Austin.....you know it....I know it....Briscoe and Patterson hit the ring and both get dropped by a Stunner a piece.....they know it.....and as Lucha Larry drags a battered Mr. McMahon to his feet, flips him off.....kicks him in the gut.....and drops HIM with a Stunner, I dare say Vince knows it too.....but proving it, that's a very different matter......and as Lucha Larry stands amongst a sea of fallen bodies, the crowd goes crazy.....and we go to a hype package for the Wolfpac vs. The Hart Foundation Survivor Series match.....

Rating: A*

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.....which brings us nicely into our main event, featuring two men from those two teams facing off, as Sean Waltman goes one on one with The Hitman, Bret Hart....and much like our earlier match which saw both Rey Mysterio and Scorpio's Survivor Series teams at ringside, it's jam packed on the floor here, with Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Scott Steiner accompanying Sean Waltman, while The Hitman is out with the entire Hart Foundation......

....with a bit of luck these two warring factions can put this feud to be once and for all at Survivor Series, with Bret Hart stating that he's moving on up to bigger and better things from here (mainly the WWF Title) while you've got to assume that Kevin Nash has title aspirations of his own......

.....this match wasn't quite as good as I was expecting, but then I suppose with so many variable factors on the floor it was always going to suffer....the action in the ring was decent enough, but with so much bad blood surrounding the ring, it was only a matter of time before chaos erupted, and when it did, Bret Hart was there to capitalise on it, catching Waltman in a small package for the win, and then bolting quickly from the ring and disappearing to the back with his team, leaving a frustrated Nash, Hall and Steiner to watch them leave from inside the ring as they check on Sean Waltman's condition.

Winner: Bret Hart
Rating: B+

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.....we come back from commercial and the lights go out as an almighty !Gong! echoes through the arena....and as smoke billows at floor level throughout the entrance way, organ music begins to play, as four druids make their way out from the back.....pushing a large casket as they go......

.....they come to a stop at ringside, where as slowly as they arrived they turn and leave, as the smoke swirls around the arena floor, and a dark blue light bathes over the crowd......





.....screw this, Ahmed Johnson doesn't have time for the Undertakers mind games, and the WWF Champion marches out from the back (with his title around his waist) and struts right down to where the casket is positioned at ringside......for all his bravado, even the Walking Armageddon Ahmed Johnson hesitates, before finally whipping open the lid of the casket to reveal........













......a giggling James E. Cornette.....much to the disappointment of the crowd, who let out a chorus of boo's as a smirking Ahmed Johnson helps his manager out of the wooden box.....

.....the pair climb into the ring, where Cornette mocks the crowd, asking them were they expecting someone else?.....he says that's the problem with the world today....unrealistic expectations......he says that the world expected the Undertaker to defeat Cornettes (then client) Kane at Wrestlemania.....he didn't......the world expected the Undertaker to walk out victorious when he and Ahmed clashed in tag team action.......he didn't........the world expected the Undertaker to walk into the King of the Ring, crush Ahmed Johnson on his way, and walk out with a WWF title shot.........and he didn't.....in fact, he didn't walk out at all......he was stretchered out......and it was Ahmed Johnson that claimed that title opportunity, and Ahmed Johnson that became WWF Champion.......and now, five months later, the world thinks that The Undertaker is going to walk into Survivor Series, wreak his revenge, defeat Ahmed Johnson.....and walk out the WWF Champion........except he won't.....because that, just like every other assumption that these idiots have made.....is an unrealistic expectation.......




.....:::::!!!!!GONG!!!!!:::::.....


......which is when the Gong hits again.....and the lights flicker.....and as the arena rumbles, the lid of the casket slams shut.....before it all goes calm again, and Jim Cornette continues.....he tells the Undertaker that parlour tricks won't win him the WWF Title......his past accomplishments won't win him the WWF Title.....and the "legend" of the Undertaker CERTAINLY won't win him the WWF Championship......

....Cornette climbs out to the floor and heads around to the casket, telling the crowd that the Undertaker is just that......legend.....folklore......he's all reputation, no substance.....a hollow, empty threat, as hollow and empty as this stupid wooden box......

.....and with that Cornette whips open the lid of the casket.....
















......and goes wide eyed as the Undertaker sits bolt upright.....and those wide eyes bulge when the Deadman wraps his hand around Cornette's throat......

......Ahmed hops to the outside in defence of his manager, but the Undertaker thrusts Cornette at the Champion, buying himself enough time to climb out of the casket.....Johnson charges his Survivor Series opponent, and the two men trade blows, before the Undertaker finally gains the advantage, slams Ahmed's head off the ring apron, and rolls him under the bottom rope and back inside the squared circle.....

......Johnson comes for the Deadman again, but the Undertaker is fired up, and much to the delight of the crowd is able to pick the WWF Champion up and get him into position for the Tombstone Piledriver.....

......Ahmed wriggles like crazy, and Jim Cornette finally jumps up onto the apron and grabs his clients leg, enabling him to shake free and quickly dive to the outside where he and his manager beat a hasty retreat up the aisle.....and as The Undertaker drops to one knee (much to the approval of these fans) Jim Ross questions just how "empty" of a threat the Deadman really is, because at Survivor Series, Ahmed Johnson is going to find out......goodnight folks.

Rating: A*

Final Rating: A

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I hope you enjoyed this somewhat more streamlined (although still longer than I was going for) show.....I'm growing increasingly conscious that my show write-ups seem to be getting longer and longer and I imagine it's quite a lot to sit and read through....feel free to let me know if you prefer this briefer format, and Nitro will probably be up in a few days.


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