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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
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WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
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WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
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WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
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Nelson vs. Faarooq
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Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
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[b]Kid Kash vs. Disco Inferno
Comments: Gut feeling says someone is destroying these two...
Good call brother.....was it that obvious?



In some random news items, The Hitman Bret Hart has just put pen to paper on a new one year deal with the WWF, and it's a deal that makes him the number one earner on a whopping $79,100 (which is $20,000 more than our previous top earner Stone Cold Steve Austin).....of course, one Mr. Kevin Nash has that pesky wage matching clause in his contract that I had to give him to keep him from going over to WCW wayyyyyy back at the start of this diary, so Kevin Nash is also automatically been bumped up to 79 grand too, far more than I want to be paying him right now.....

Incidentally, both Hall and Nash signed two year deals back in early 96....those deals are up in a few months time, so who knows what the future holds for them, especially because neither man is particularly happy with me right now......everyone's favourite Wolfpac trio decided to slap young Matt Hardy about backstage, and they got fined for it......Nash was NOT happy and now has a simmering tension with me. There's no tension with Scott Hall, but he was not happy either......Sean Waltman on the other hand was apparently happy only to receive a fine, AND improved his behaviour as well.....maybe the Kid has a future around here.....

Meanwhile over in WCW the rise in popularity for some stars has resulted in a few raises, the biggest of which being Adam Copeland, who has quite literally doubled his salary, going from $18,000 to $35,000.....a whopping $16,000 raise.....

Diamond Dallas Page obviously believes that his brand new main event status should come with a main event pay rise too, with his ten grand raise seeing him go from $15,000 to $25,000....

Seeing as its "Turners Money" over in WCW land, I'm more inclined to pay the slightly inflated wages.....and I'm sure they could afford a Kevin Nash, but I am curious as to what Big Kev's asking price is going to be when his contract comes up, after all, he's on eighty grand now, and the WWF don't pay silly money too often.....interesting times indeed.
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
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WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
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WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
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WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
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Nelson vs. Faarooq
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Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
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WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
Comments: Was split on this, but seeing as Nash actually wants the titles, I figure he's not getting them

WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
Comments: Don't see Jeff winning, but I don't think it'll be a title change either

WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
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Nelson vs. Faarooq
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Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
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WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
Comments: I think it sets up Scotty vs Nash down the line

WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
Comments:The title doesn't change hands though

WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
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Nelson vs. Faarooq
Comments:Unless the Nation is imploding no reason why Faarooq doesn't win

Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
Comments: It would be great seeing Pillman champion, but I don't see it happening here.

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
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WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
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WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
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Nelson vs. Faarooq
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Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero
vs. The Headbangers
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c)
Comments: not yet

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c)
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WWF European Championship Match
Ken Shamrock
Comments: gotta have the payoff

WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Bret Hart
Comments: Steve's not getting his shot til WM

Faarooq
Comments: probably wrong but I hate Nelson

Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero
Comments: PUSH DUSTIN
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
Comments: Brothers of Destruction time?

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
Comments: It'd be a shame for Hall to lose the title immediately.

WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
Comments: Booker and Stevie, on the other hand, can take a loss to two main eventers and run with their own story for a time while Nash and Steiner simmer quickly to the boil.

WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
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WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
Comments: Canadian shenanigans (Cananigans?) shall abound.

Nelson vs. Faarooq
Comments: Time for a rebuilding of the Nation.

Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
Comments: In real-WWF, Rhodes and Mero stack this one and disappear onto Sunday Night Heat. In this timeline, I think they actually win a match.

Wage matching for Kevin Nash is only marginally less crazy than giving him creative control, but if it's only for a few months you may be okay; Punting him off to WCW to form an Outsiders group with the Giant would be an interesting move from here.
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
Comments: While Pillman is most likely ready, I think Taker keeps it for now... and Kane gets a little guidance from a father figure... oh yes

WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
Comments: If Hall ain't happy, let Jericho run wild

WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
Comments: This is a real tough one, but I can't see you let Steiner lose to heat (since he's one of your big players). Nash and Steiner get DQed, and Heat keep the gold.

WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
Comments: As always, no clue regarding what direction the MDC are going.

WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
Comments: Paving the way for Austin to win the rumble

Nelson vs. Faarooq
Comments: Big Daddy Five ain't worth it.

Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
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WWF Championship Match
The Undertaker (c) vs. Brian Pillman
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WWF Intercontinental Championship
Scott Hall (c) vs. Chris Jericho
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WWF Tag Team Championship
Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
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WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
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WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match
Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart
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Nelson vs. Faarooq
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Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero vs. The Headbangers
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Week 3, December 1997
The Carrier Dome (Syracuse, New York)
ATT: 40,000
PPV BUY: 2.15
Announce Team: Jim Ross, Jerry "The King" Lawler & Ravishing Rick Rude


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It's the most wonderful time of the year....the elves are hard at work, the reindeer are resting ready for their big night, Santa is prepping his sleigh....and here in the World Wrestling Federation someone is most certainly on the naughty list, because we have a Dead Man Walking.....

.....of course, exactly WHO that dead man is we won't find out until later, but tonight there is one thing for sure, either the Undertaker or Brian Pillman is going to walk out of here with the greatest gift of all.......The WWF Championship around their waist.....

....Of course, exactly which man will be leaving with that prestigious title around their waist is a matter of discussion, and that's exactly what our commentators for this evening do, along with running down the other matches scheduled for this evening.....

.....our hosts for tonight are Jim Ross, Ravishing Rick Rude, and Jerry "The King" Lawler, and as you would expect, J.R and Rick Rude have opposing views, with Ross confident that the Deadman will walk out of here tonight STILL your World Wrestling Federation Champion, while the Ravishing One thinks that our Champion come the end of the evening will be a CORPORATE Champion.....the Corporate Cannon, Brian Pillman.....that just leaves the King to end the stalemate, and it would seem that while Lawler would like The Undertaker to retain, Brian Pillman has the full backing of Mr. McMahon, and since its Mr. McMahon that writes the cheques around here, The King is going for Brian Pillman too.....

.....we will find out who is right later, but that's our main event.....our opening contest is also for a WWF Championship.....the WWF Intercontinental Championship.....and as Chris Jericho makes his way out, it's time to get straight to the action.....

Rating: N/A

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Chris Jericho has been walking around with the defunct WWF Light Heavyweight Championship around his waist for quite some time now.....partly to taunt the likes of Rey Mysterio and Dean Malenko (who would love the opportunity to compete for that title) and partly because he hasn't had a different belt to wear.....that could all change tonight.....because tonight, The Bad Guy puts his (relatively recently won) Intercontinental Title on the line against the self appointed Ayatollah of RocknRolla.....

.....the ongoing feud with the Wolfpac and The Hart Foundation may have all come to a head at last months Survivor Series event, but both factions are involved in big time matches with title implications tonight....Bret Hart when he faces Steve Austin to determine the next number one contender to the world title.....Kevin Nash when he (supposedly) teams with Scott Steiner to challenge for the tag team titles.....and this match right here.....a match that will not only decide the fate of the Intercontinental Title, but also get the winning man's respective faction off to the right track, and a victory here could well provide the momentum to propel their stablemate to victory later in the evening.....

.....Chris Jericho has developed (frankly) somewhat of a cocky attitude since turning his back on the fans, but if you're looking for cocky you don't have to look much further than Scott Hall, who has built a career here in the WWF around his cocky demeanour.....he showcases it immediately too, when he takes this ever present toothpick and flicks it straight at his opponent, with Chris Jericho giving a monumentally over the top reaction, selling it like he just got shot and rolling around on the mat, before telling the official that he is not enforcing a safe working environment, and what he SHOULD do, is disqualify Hall, take that Intercontinental Championship, and hand it to Jericho.....

.....of course, that never happened.....

....this is the World Wrestling Federation, and everybody knows that in professional wrestling the only way to gain a championship is to win it either by pinfall or submission, so that's exactly what Chris Jericho tries to do....mainly the "submission" part, because he goes to work weakening the lower back of Hall with a view to utilising that Liontamer Boston Crab variation later in the match.....

.....of course Scott Hall is not one to just quit (he oozed machismo at one point after all) and after an extended period playing second fiddle to the ongoing Kevin Nash/Shawn Michaels feud for the best part of six months, and then playing the supporting character in Kevin Nash's quest to recapture the WWF Title for a further six months, he's not about to give this Intercontinental Championship up without a fight.....

.....it's a great fight too, and a very strong opening contest that gets this crowd buzzing straight from the get go.....Scott Hall has been a (bit) part of virtually every major storyline since the formation of the KLiQ back at Wrestlemania XII, but remarkably, Chris Jericho is arguably the slightly more over of the two here, and when you consider the fact that Jericho is also a decade younger that Hall, he obviously has more upside too, but if he WAS going to win this match then apparently he wasn't going to do it alone......













.....because as Hall began to take firm control of this match, the Bodyguard, Test made his way out from the back.....

.....Chris Jericho was evicted from Test's match with Scott Hall this past Monday (much to the chagrin of the Ayatollah of RocknRolla) and it doesn't look like this official is any happier about the arrival of Test, drawing his attention away from the match to order the Hart Foundation member to the back.....

.....of course while the referee's attention was away from the match, Chris Jericho looked to take (a highly illegal) advantage, fishing what appear to be brass knucks out of his tights with a big smirk.....

.....he doesn't get to use them though, because as he's showboating to the crowd he turns around to face Hall and gets dropped with that modified Chokeslam/Rock Bottom variation that Hall utilises.....

.....he dropped the knucks too.....

.....Hall sees the foreign object on the mat and looks at at, before looking up to the crowd (who let out a cheer of approval) and smirking, before shrugging his shoulders, picking the brass knuckles up.....and clocking Jericho square in the jaw.....

.....Jericho is out cold, but Hall isn't done, and as the referee finally turns his attention back to the mat, it's just in time to see the Intercontinental Champion plant the Challenger to the mat with the Razors Edge.....for the one, two, three.

Winner: ....and Still WWF Intercontinental Champion.......Scott Hall
Rating: A

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Test hits the ring, but Hall has already bailed and collected his Intercontinental Title on route.....he backs his way up the aisle wiggling his fingers in an exaggerated (and obviously mock) fear pose towards the two Hart Foundation men.....and as Test revives Jericho (who throws a monumental hissy fit in the middle of the ring) we head to the back, where Dok Hendrix is standing by with Faarooq, and the Nation of Domination.....

.....Dok says that tonight is the night.....and after months of running, hiding, and generally fleeing for his life, there is nowhere to run for Faarooq tonight, as he has to face the monumental challenge......of Nelson.....

.....Faarooq scoffs at that, telling Dok that he's never ran away from a fight his whole damn life....in FACT, what he has been doing these last few months was an act of kindness if nothing else.....because if he HADN'T kept away from Nelson, then he wouldn't be held responsible for what happened to the fat man, but Nelson just wouldn't take a hint.....

".....he kept sticking and poking and prodding his nose into Nation business.....and now TONIGHT, he's going to have to face the full wrath of Faarooq and the Nation of Domination.....let's go....."

.....Faarooq turns and goes to walk away, clearly expecting his Nation Brothers to follow.....except they don't.....and when Faarooq questions what it is they're doing, it's Kama that has the answers for him.....

.....he tells Faarooq that as the Leader of a Nation he should lead by example.....a dominant group is only as strong as its weakest link and just lately Faarooq has been more of a liability to the Nation than its leader.....

.....he tells Faarooq to consider this a test of his capabilities to lead....his ability to dominate ("by any means necessary").....and they hope he can finally put this feud with Nelson to rest once and for all.....but as for having the backing of the Nation, until he proves himself once more.....until he stops leaving them high and dry.....until he has THEIR backs, they're GIVING HIM their backs.....

.....with that the remaining four men turn their backs to Faarooq, and stare in the opposite direction.....as a very confused (and somewhat concerned) looking Faarooq walks away, to face possibly his biggest opponent.....EVER.....the man mountain.....Nelson.....

Rating: B+

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.....I don't think Faarooq was expecting this.....in fact, when after months of running from the challenge (and his bravado got the better of him) and Faarooq finally agreed to face Nelson, I'm sure that he was confident that the Nation would not only BE in his corner, but somehow aid him to victory too.....

.....that ain't happening.....

.....because apparently Faarooq needs to consider this a leadership test.....and if he can't pass the test (alone) then who knows where his position within the Nation will stand.....

.....the beginnings of this feud (and the reason that Nelson is out for blood) can be traced back four months ago now, to Summerslam, where an extremely bad run of luck saw Nelson (then a Nation of Domination member) cost his group not only a couple of titles, but a member too (with The Rock being released from his WWF contract as a result of the pre-match stipulation) and Faarooq didn't take too kindly to the failure, not only "firing" Nelson from the stable, but also introducing the two newest of the group (D'Lo and Henry) into the fold, and THEN the full force of the Nation of Domination beat the holy hell out of big Nels.....and that woke a very angry, very large man.....and tonight, Faarooq has to face that wrath alone.....

.....the match itself goes largely as you would expect....there is a lot of stalling from Faarooq as he does everything he can to avoid getting caught in Nelson's grasp....he even manages to land a few quick right hands, but his brief flurry of offence comes to a screeching halt when he decides to go back to his football days, charging at Nelson from that three point stance.....

.....and bouncing right off him again.....

.....from there it's all Nelson.....sometimes you don't need a hard fought back and forth epic battle.....sometimes you just want your heel to finally get what's coming to him, and that's exactly what happens here as Nelson beats the holy hell out of Faarooq, before finally (and decisively) finishing him off with a HUGE running splash.....

.....Vengeance, thy name is Nelson.....

Winner: Nelson
Rating: B

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.....and as Nelson leaves, The Nation enters.....they give the big man a (very) wide berth as their paths cross in the aisle, and they stand around their fallen leader, hands on their hips and a very disappointed look on their collective faces.....

.....Faarooq finally struggles back to his feet, and he is NOT happy, snatching up a microphone from ringside as he asks the Nation what the hell that was?.....he says that they are supposed to be a NATION.....a group operating as one.....what they are NOT supposed to be doing, is leaving each other to the damn wolves.....

.....Kama takes the microphone, telling Faarooq that it's funny he should say that.....because HE has been leaving the rest of the Nation high and dry for months now, running and leaving them at the first sign of Nelson.....

".....and what THIS was, was a leadership test........and it was a test that you failed with flying colours....."

.....Faarooq looks a mite concerned now as the rest of the Nation close in, and he tells them to back up.....he says that one loss does not make him a failure, and anyway, while Kama, Scorpio, D'Lo and Henry are good soldiers, not a one of them is a leader.....hell, with the exception of Scorpio and his two Light Heavyweight Title reigns, not a one of them has ever even won a Championship, let alone TWO championships as prestigious as the Intercontinental Title.....

.....Kama says no, he's right.....not one of the men in the ring wants to lead the Nation.....Faarooq is right about something else too.....their leader SHOULD have Championship experience.....he SHOULD have held Championships with prestige.....and there is NO title more prestigious, than the WWF Championship......


















.....with that, the Nation of Domination music starts to play......and the Walking Armageddon (and former World Wrestling Federation Champion) Ahmed Johnson makes his way out from the crowd, much to the shock of Faarooq.....and the former WWF Champion isn't just making his entrance to the Nation's music, he's wearing the Nation's colours too.....

.....Faarooq is clearly unsure as to what is happening here, and that's a strange situation for him to find himself, he's used to making the decisions for the Nation after all.....but as Ahmed climbs into the ring, Scorpio, D'Lo, and Henry clear a path for him, while Kama hands him the microphone.....

.....Ahmed says that this is going to be a good news/bad news kinda situation for Faarooq.....good news, Ahmed Johnson is finally a part of the Nation of Domination, after being courted by Faarooq for the best part of two years.....bad news, Ahmed Johnson is at the TOP part of the Nation of Domination.....the head.....the leader.....the boss.....

".....and what that means, is the Nation of Domination is going back to basics.....what that means, is the Nation of Domination isn't going to be Faarooq's personal soap box anymore.....what that means, is that this isn't about black or white, race, religion or anything else.....what that means, is that the Nation are going to do what they were put out here to do.....dominate.....and most importantly of all.....what that means Faarooq.....is you're.....going.....down....."

.....and down he went indeed.....because with a wave of his hand Ahmed set the Nation loose, and they beat the holy hell out of their one time leader.....it's perhaps somewhat ironic that Faarooq's match with Nelson tonight came about following the Big Man's expulsion from the Nation, and subsequent beat down, because that is exactly what is happening here.....

.....the Nation thoroughly annihilate Faarooq, before feeding him to Ahmed Johnson who finishes the man off with a Pearl River Plunge, leaving the Nation standing tall over the body of their former leader, fists raised in salute......and as we head to the back to Michael Cole, it would seem as though The Nation of Domination is under new management.

Rating: A*

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And Michael Cole is standing by with The Wolfpac, who (surprisingly) are joined by the rather reclusive as of late Scott Steiner, along with his number one freak Sable.....

.....Cole firstly congratulates Scott Hall on his earlier successful Intercontinental Championship defence (as do Nash and Waltman.....Scotty Steiner does not) before turning to Big Poppa Pump, and stating that he for one is surprised to see him here tonight.....

".....SURPRISED TO SEE ME?....YOU CANT MISS ME, LOOK AT ME....I'M HUGE.....THIS VEIN IN MY ARM IS BIGGER THAN YOUR ENTIRE SCRAWNY ASS LITTLE BODY COLE, OF COURSE YOU CAN SEE ME....."

.....Cole says that he's not surprised that he CAN see Scotty, but his is surprised that he's here.....after all, he's been somewhat absent for his scheduled matches as of late.....

".....I AIN'T NEVER BEEN ABSENT FROM NOTHING A DAY IN MY LIFE....WHERE EVER I AM, THATS EXACTLY WHERE I SHOULD BE, WHETHER THAT'S IN THAT RING DOING WHAT I DO BEST, OR IN THE BACK WITH SABLE DOING WHAT I DO BETTER.....YOU DON'T 'SCHEDULE' SCOTT STEINER FOR NOTHING, I GO WHERE I WANT, DO WHAT I WANT.....AND WHAT I WANNA DO TONIGHT IS BEAT UP STEVIE T AND HIS STUPID LOOKING BROTHER AND TAKE THOSE TAG TITLES.....SO HERE I AM, AND THATS WHAT I'M GONNA DO....."

.....Steiner turns to walk off, but the big hand of Kevin Nash on his shoulder stops him in his tracks and spins him around.....Nash tells Steiner to remember that taking those tag titles is what WE are going to do.....he might want to remember who his tag team partner is tonight.....Scotty looks down at Nash's big paw on his (also big) shoulder, and he bats Nash's away, telling him to get his damn hand off him.....if he wants to put those hands to good use tonight then he can do with it what he SHOULD have done at Survivor Series......tag in Big Poppa Pump, and Scott Steiner will win the damn match.....

.....with that Steiner storms off (with Sable in hot pursuit) leaving Kevin Nash looking decisively less "cool" than he usually does.....in fact Nash looks p!ssed, and Michael Cole knows it, asking Big Sexy if he really thinks he can trust his partner tonight?.....

".....you know Michael, there are two people in this world that I trust, and they're standing here with me right now.....Scotty, he's like a rabid dog, you never know if OR when he's gonna bite you.....but if he gets outta hand tonight, I got two Wolves right here that'll put him down for good, while Big Sexy takes home the gold.....

.....Booker, Stevie, it's nothing personal boys, but you got something that I want.....something that's gonna put money in my bank account....and while the Wolfpac is all about the red and black, you KNOW we love that green too.....Scott Steiner or no Scott Steiner, Big Sexy is going home with the gold tonight....."


.....is he?.....we will find out.....next.....

Rating: A

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.....because it's time for our second Championship match of the evening, and Kevin Nash will be looking replicate Scott Hall's earlier victory, as he looks to capture the WWF tag team titles....a feat made slightly easier by the fact that his partner is actually here tonight, after being noticeably absent since Survivor Series (when he walked out on his partner after the Wolfpac failed to tag him into the match even once).....

.....I say slightly, because not only are they up against the reigning tag team champions, but they're facing one of the most decorated tag teams around in Harlem Heat, and while realistically two former WWF Champions should have little problem in dethroning two gentlemen who have never worn a singles title in their life, this is a tag team match and Harlem Heat are a cohesive unit, while Kevin Nash and Scott Steiner are anything but.....

.....that's not to say that the challengers don't have tag team experience.....obviously Kevin Nash has worn the gold on a number of occasions (with both Shawn Michaels and Scott Hall) while Scott Steiner was one half of arguably the greatest tag team of the early 90's, the Steiner Brothers, but while both men are (apparently) looking to capture the tag titles here, they both have one eye on a bigger prize, the World Wrestling Federation Championship.....

.....the dissension between Nash and Steiner is evident from the get go, as an argument ensues as to who should start the match, and it's an argument that Harlem Heat take advantage of, because while Booker T is perhaps the more sporting of the two, Stevie Ray has no problem nailing Kevin Nash in the back of the head with a hard clothesline to get this one under way.....

.....from there on in the Tag Champs look to isolate the larger man of the team, and with the combination of Stevie Ray's power and Booker T's agility they really do put Nash in some serious trouble.....they also take advantage of that tension between their challengers (well again, Stevie does) dragging Steiner off the ring apron just as Kevin Nash was finally about to make the tag.....

.....Harlem Heat have been doing this a long time, and they certainly know how to cut the ring in half, and as Scotty gets more and more frustrated on the ring apron (because again, he's not been in this match even once) they chop the big man down to size, with Stevie even hitting an impressive spinebuster on the former World Champion.....again the potential hot tag is thwarted, this time by Stevie Ray knocking Steiner off the apron with a running charge, but when he turns around he turns right into a Big Boot by Big Sexy that puts him on his back.....Stevie is quicker to his feet than Nash, but Nash is ready for him and plants him to the mat with a hard Sideslam.....

.....and then the race is on, as both men look to make it back to their corners.....Stevie makes it over to his partner first, just as Big Sexy drags himself back to his feet and staggers over to Scott Steiner, arm outstretched.....





.....as Scott Steiner tag's him right between the eyes with that trusty lead pipe of his.....


.....the crowd are not happy about this (and let Steiner know it with a chorus of boo's) while replays show that Steiner pulled that pipe from under the ring apron following his last trip to the floor courtesy of Stevie Ray, and now he's in the ring screaming at his "partner" that he should have made the damn tag earlier.....

.....Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler are quick to condemn Steiner's actions, stating that Nash attempted to make the tag on a number of occasions....Rude on the other hand completely agrees with Steiner, saying that Nash did too little too late and stating that you don't leave a world class athlete like Scott Steiner on the sidelines.....

.....Booker T looks at a loss what to do.....Stevie knows though.....he slaps his brother on the back, tagging himself in and quickly covers Big Sexy for the one, two, three, while Scott Steiner watches on.....

Winner(s): ....and Still WWF Tag Team Champions.......Harlem Heat
Rating: B+

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.....Stevie Ray quickly collects the tag titles and hands one to his brother, before grabbing Booker by the arm and dragging him from the ring, telling him that ".....this ain't our problem....." as Steiner continues screaming at Nash as a conflicted looking Sable joins him in the ring.....

.....Hall and Waltman come running out from the back, and Hall spin's Steiner around as Waltman checks on Nash.....Big Poppa Pump isn't in the mood for this, and tells Hall to back off before he gets the same as Nash.....The Bad Guy isn't one to back down from a fight, and neither is Waltman, and the two Wolfpac men look about ready to take Steiner down.....

.....which is when Sable drops to her knees behind Hall.....and nails him right between the legs with a low blow......

.....Hall doubles over in pain, and Steiner quickly spins around and nails Waltman right between the eyes with that lead pipe, before spinning straight back around crashing it down across the back of the Intercontinental Champion.....

.....just like that Scott Steiner (and Sable) has taken out the entire Wolfpac.....but he's not done there, and he stands over the fallen Nash, locking on the Steiner Recliner, but instead of using his hands he wraps the lead pipe under Nash's chin and yanks back.....and probably could have done some serious damage had Booker T (and eventually Stevie Ray) not come rushing back to the ring to break it up, and only then does Steiner relent, storming to the back with a laughing Sable on his arm, as we head backstage, where Dok Hendrix is standing by.....

Rating: A*

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.....with the man who will be challenging for the European Championship next, Ken Shamrock.....

.....this wasn't a long segment, and was only really used as a time passer while the medical personnel were dealing with Kevin Nash....., nor was it anything earthshattering, it was just your basic prematch promo.....

.....Hendrix says that Ken Shamrock has been gunning for the European Championship for close to four months now, and may well have been the champion already had he managed to keep his temper in check, instead, he "snapped" on a number of occasions and it cost him dearly......will he be able to remain in control of himself tonight?.....

.....Shammy says yes.....he says that he's been his own worst enemy as of late, but he's putting all that behind him and he is solely focused on defeating Jeff Jarrett tonight to become the new WWF European Champion.....he says that he's not at 100% right now, his leg took a lot of punishment this past Monday Night, but even on one leg he will be more than a match for Jarrett, and he doesn't need his legs to hook on that Ankle Lock.....

.....he says that IF Jeff Jarrett walks out of here tonight, he's going to be walking out with a limp, because one way or another, Ken Shamrock is going to become the NEW, World Wrestling Federation European Champion.

Rating: B+

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It might surprise you to know that there were three near perfect matches on this show.....that's not surprising? Ok.....how about if I told you that out of those three near perfect matches, this was one of them.....now are you surprised? Good, I thought you would be.....

.....surprising but true, this really was a fantastic match.....perhaps thanks in part by the fact that it's a match that's been building for months now, as Ken Shamrock looks to FINALLY capture the European Championship.....

.....truth be told, back when this feud started, Jeff Jarrett was slightly more over than I wanted my European Champions to be. I honestly envisioned this to be more of a lower level Championship, held by people that I felt deserved a title but weren't yet (or ever going to be) over enough to challenge for the Intercontinental Championship, that or people who WERE over enough to challenge for the Intercontinental Championship, but it just wasn't their time to hold it.....Ken Shamrock was about the perfect level for me.....a midcarder (but only just) and someone on the rise, but not quite there yet.....of course that was near on four months ago.....and goddamn it if Ken Shamrock didn't get himself comfortable in the Upper Midcard in the meantime, while Jeff Jarrett has sneaked into the main event.....so now BOTH men are more over than I wanted my European Champions.....go figure.....

.....but anyway, this match.....as I said, it was fantastic.....Shamrock comes into this one with a bum wheel thanks to the combination of a Jeff Jarrett Acoustic Equaliser and Figure Four from this past Raw, and he may as well had a big old bullseye painted right there on it.....

.....if Jeff Jarrett has the Figure Four on his mind, then Shamrock must be thinking that the Ankle Lock is going to be his best bet....unlike Jarrett however he doesn't focus his attention solely on the leg of Double J, instead attempting to outwrestle the European Champion, which on one leg was tricky, and after hitting what looked to be a picture perfect hurricanranna, he obviously tweaked his knee somehow on the landing, and that was the only opening Double J needed to wrap on that Figure Four.....

.....it really should have been over there.....Shamrock was already working through the pain of a bum knee, the pain here must have been excruciating, but he would not quit.....and through gritted teeth and cries on pain he was able to scratch and claw his way over to the ropes....forcing a break, and saving the match.....

.....Jarrett was feeling confident now though, and he wasn't about to let up for a second....and while Shamrock clearly wasn't going to go down without a fight, you've got to think that he's on borrowed time about now.....the (now obvious) limp means that Shammy has slowed down a step too.....which is perhaps why Jarrett is able to duck a running clothesline attempt from the Worlds Most Dangerous Man....the official on the other hand wasn't quite so lucky, as Shamrock runs right through him, knocking him down and out.....

.....Ken quickly checks on the referee before turning back to face his opponent, who goes immediately for a kick to the gut.....Shamrock catches the foot and Jarrett tries an Enziguri.....Shamrock ducks that attempt however, and Double J finds himself face first on the mat, with his leg still in Shamrock's grip, and Shammy instantly twists in the Ankle Lock.....and Jarrett taps out almost instantly.....

.....except the official is still down.....so all that tapping means nothing.....















.....well, it does mean ONE thing.....it means that Shamrock is too preoccupied to see the rest of the Million Dollar Corporation come rushing down to the ring......and it most definitely means that he is too preoccupied to see Rich Steiner picking up Jarrett guitar, sliding into the ring behind him......and El Kabonging him right over the head.....

.....Shamrock goes down (surrounded by the splinters of the shattered guitar) as Canterbury and Knight help a still in pain Jarrett to his feet.....Double J hobbles over to the downed Shamrock, and locks on his Figure Four as Steiner revives the official.....

.....the official crawls over to check on Shamrock, asking him if he submits......Shamrock is still out Cold from the guitar shot though....and his shoulders are on the mat.....so the official simply counts a groggy one....two......three.....and once again, Ken a Shamrock fails to capture the European Championship.....

Winner: ....and Still WWF European Champion.......Jeff Jarrett
Rating: A (96)

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.....simply winning this match doesn't look like it's going to be enough for the Million Dollar Corporation however.....they've been out to make a statement as of late (just ask Psycho Sid if you don't believe me) and since Jarrett's Acoustic Equaliser has already been obliterated, it would seem like a steel chair is the chosen choice of weapon.....

.....Southern Justice and Rich Steiner hold Shamrock in place (stretched out on the mat) while Jarrett unloads with a series of brutal chair shots right to that already injured knee, and the only thing louder than the sound of steel connecting with bone, is the sounds of Ken Shamrock's cries of pain.....

.....you would think they would be happy with that, but apparently not.....because Steiner drags Shamrock to his feet (or rather foot, his other leg is next to useless) and holds him in place as Jarrett swings that steel one more time, nailing his would be challenger right between the eyes.....and THEN the Million Dollar Corporation is done......and so is Ken Shamrock.....

.....DiBiase grabs a microphone as he cackles to the braying crowd, telling them that he warned them....he warned EVERYBODY.....the Million Dollar Corporation is NOT going to relinquish its assets willingly......because anyone that tries to take this European Championship is going to find out that not only does everybody have a price.....but also, that there is a very dear price to pay......

.....he lets out another cackle, before stuffing a hundred dollar bill into the mouth of the unconscious Shamrock, as he leads his men to the back victorious.....although before we cut away, we do see Rich Steiner fishing that bill out again, wiping it on his jacket and shoving it into his pocket, before scurrying after his stablemates.

Rating: A

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From there we go to a brief cutaway scene (which the announcers inform us is from earlier in the evening) which sees Stone Cold Steve Austin arriving at the building and making his way into the arena.....

.....he's stopped quickly by Kevin Kelly, who is trying to get a few words for WWF.com ahead of Austin's number one contenders match later this evening, but Austin ain't got time for that son.....he tells Kelly that if he wants to keep shoving that microphone in his face, then he'll find out exactly what Steve Austin is going to do to Bret Hart tonight, when he shoves the mic down his throat, stomps a mudhole in him, and walks it dry.....

.....Kevin Kelly is obviously a smart man, because he quickly exits before Austin's threats become a reality, as Stone Cold continues his journey.....a journey that comes to a screeching halt when he comes face to face with Brian Pillman.....

.....these two former tag team partners stare each other down for a moment, before Pillman is suddenly flanked on each side by Arn Anderson and Ric Flair, and then the Corporate Cannon lets out that maniacal laugh.....Flair is flashing that million dollar "Nature Boy" smile, while Anderson looks ready to enforce, but Pillman says to let him pass.....

".....after all Steve, you've got an important night ahead of you.....you wouldn't want any nasty accidents to happen right before your big number one contenders match now would you....."

.....Austin tells Pillman that it won't be no accident when he rears back and shoves his boot straight up his ass, and he ain't got no problem whooping old man river Arn Anderson again either.....and as for Ric Flair,

".....there's only one "Man" in the dubbya dubbya eff, and you're looking at him son.....Brian Pillman, you must be one stupid son of a bitch if you think that p!ssing off the Undertaker is a good idea, but I'll tell you what, if by some miracle you DO win tonight, you may as well hand that title straight to me, because once I've finished with Bret Hart tonight, your ass belongs to Stone Cold and that's the bottom line....."

.....Pillman cackles at that again, telling Austin that he shouldn't worry about Brian Pillman and the Undertaker, he should worry about his own match.....because IF he manages to get past Bret Hart, well.....let's just say that the REAL bottom line is that Vince McMahon doesn't want Steve Austin anywhere near the WWF Title.....and he has all the means in the world to ensure that doesn't happen.....

".....so good luck Steve.....I'm rooting for ya buddy.....but I don't fancy your chances....."

.....cue maniacal laugh, and Pillman, Flair and Arn step to one side, leaving Austin to march on to the locker rooms.....

Rating: A

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.....and we come back to "live" footage, as we go to Michael Cole, who is standing by with the artist formally known as Goldust.....although there is no gold to be seen anymore, because the newly christened Dustin Rhodes, Marc Mero and Terri are all decked out in black (a particularly revealing leather black for Terri) and as Cole points out, they have had quite the transformation as of late.....

.....Dustin disagrees with that, saying that the only transformation that they EVER had, was into the agents of ridicule that Vince McMahon transformed them into.....

".....this right here, this is who we are.....this is who we have always been behind the facade of fantasy that was imposed upon us....."

.....Dustin says that Vince had his fun, now they will have theirs.....starting by exposing the Headbangers as nothing more than an over exaggerated parody of the "lifestyle" they claim to lead.....but much as Raven set him free a few weeks back (highlighting Goldust's life of lust as the reason for his lack of success) so Dustin Rhodes will free the Headbangers from the shackles of shame that Vince McMahon has bound them in.....

".....because 'Mosh', 'Thrasher'......I guarantee.....that you will NEVER forget the name.....Dustin....Rhodes......"

Rating: B+

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I guess it's time to find out whether Dustin Rhodes and Marc Mero are going to have more success than Goldust and Marcus did, as they face off here against one of the lesser seen teams here in the WWF, The Headbangers.....

.....this match was without a doubt the worst received match of the night, but a) I was expecting that, hence it's placement, and b) that was only down to the Headbangers lack of exposure on tv meaning the crowd weren't fully invested in them, because the match itself was actually very good.....as usual, Dustin was the man to carry the match, putting in a true A* performance, but Mero wasn't far behind, and neither Mosh nor Thrasher performed badly either.....

.....you can perhaps expect to see more of the lesser teams (such as the Headbangers and High Voltage) in the future, because I am conscious of their lack of screen time....the problem for them is that we have some very, very solid teams already around here.....current Champions Harlem Heat, The New Age Outlaws, Al Snow and Chris Candido, all proven draws in the tag team division, that's without factoring "main event" occasional teams into the mix, combinations from say The Wolfpac, The Hart Foundation, or even Flair and Anderson.....and THEN there are the slightly lesser factions.....the Nation of Domination, The Million Dollar Corporation.....it's safe to say that tag teams aren't something I'm short of......now if Dustin Rhodes and Marc Mero are going to throw their names into the tag team hat too, there may be even less space for teams to get showcased.....which means your Harris Boys, Headbangers and High Voltage's are either going to have to step up, ship out, or accept their positions as Jobbers to the Stars.....

.....as I said earlier, this match wasn't fantastically received, but the Headbangers certainly stepped up and put on a good showing.....the commentators (well, two thirds of them in Ross and Lawler) question why Rhodes and Mero feel the need to dictate the way that someone should live their life, while Rude argues that they are just trying to expose a lie, stating that no one would look and dress like the Headbangers do willingly.....

.....be that as it may, the Headbangers picking up a win here would have been a huge ask....Dustin is head and shoulders (and torso, and maybe knees) above them in terms of overness, which is why he managed to pick off Thrasher with what WAS called the Curtain Call when he was Goldust, but is now apparently called The Fourth Wall (thanks to Dustin breaking it regularly by acknowledging that "Goldust" was nothing more than a "Character") for the one, two, and three.

Winner(s): Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero
Rating: B-

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From there we head to the back, and we are with Kevin Kelly one more time, this time at the WWF.com set up, where Kelly informs us that you can chat live with all the stars of the World Wrestling Federation thanks to America Online, and if you use Keyword: WWF right now, you can send your questions to Al Snow and Chris Candido.....

.....the two men are sat either side of Kevin Kelly, and they each have a (massively thick) laptop computer on the table in front of them, and frankly they look confused.....

.....Candido is a one fingered wonder, it's taking him a while but he's getting there, Al Snow on the other hand, well.....that's an entirely different matter.....and instead of concentrating on the laptop in front of him, he appears to be arguing with Head.....

".....they didn't ask you, they asked me.....yes they did.....look it says so right there, 'Hey Al, what's.......oh.....what's Head's favourite colour'..........ok that one was for you......and that one........and that one........those two as well.......YOU KNOW WHAT, I'M NOT DOING THIS!....."

.....Al slams the laptop shut and tells Head that if she wants to answer her adoring fans, she can do it herself.....

".....and good luck with that, because you don't have any hands....."

.....Al takes Head and turns her around so that she's facing away from him, clearly not happy with the...ahem, young lady?....











".....well lookity lickity what we got here, if it ain't Pinky and the Lame Brain....."



.....well if it isn't the former two time World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions of the Wooooooooooorld, the Road Dogg Jesse James, the Bad Ass Billy Gunn.....the New....Age.....Outlawsssss............oh, and Sunny too.....

.....Road Dogg asks Kevin Kelly what he's doing?.....he's had a whole locker room to choose from, and it's these losers that he's got here?.....

"......why are you putting these two idiots 'on-line' when you could have had the hottest pair to hit wrestling since Sunny's left ass cheek met her right, that's the Road Dogg Jessie James, and the Bad Ass Billy Gunn....."

.....Sunny says that they're definitely scraping the bottom of the barrel putting Chris Candido and Al Snow in here, they SHOULD have put her men The New Age Outlaws out for the world to connect with.....

".....not to mention me.....because no one knows more about this whole AOL thing than me Kevin, after all, I was the most downloaded woman in the world last year....."

.....Al Snow isn't happy about the interruption, telling Sunny that her 'award' is so 1996....it's nearly 1998, and THIS years most downloaded woman is clearly going to be Head.....

".....although I gotta warn you, I had a little look on this Interweb gimmick earlier.....and for the Love of God, do NOT search for Head on there.....I was NOT expecting that....."

.....but with that being said, what they WILL be able to search for, is the name of the next number one contenders to the WWF Tag Team Titles.....because now Harlem Heat have retained the gold, Snow and (don't call me) Skippy are making an official challenge......to face the Champs at the Royal Rumble......anddddddd, they are challenging them to a title match (he wants to make that very clear after that little misunderstanding with The Outlaws a few months back).....

.....The Outlaws obviously have something to say about that, stating that if anyone should be getting that title shot then it should be the FORMER champions, and Road Dogg says that THEY are officially challenging Harlem Heat to a match at the Royal Rumble.....but Snow shakes his head.....

".....nope, uh-uh, you can't do that....."


".....yeah, we can....."


".....can not....."


".....can too......"


".....can not....."


".....CAN TOO!....."


".....we asked first....."


".....what are you, eight years old?....."


".....no I'm not eight years old.....I'm thirty four and a half......and we called dibs....."


.....this is clearly getting us nowhere.....and security obviously knows that too, because they come into this little online studio the separate the two teams, as Kevin Kelly (a rather flustered looking Kevin Kelly at that) sends us over to his broadcast colleague Dok Henry.....

.....do we have a number one contender for Harlem Heat's titles yet?.....who the hell knows anymore.....

Rating: A

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.....what we do know, is that Bret Hart is ready for HIS number one contender match coming up next.....and Chris Jericho is NOT a happy bunny.....

.....Jericho says that just like on this past mondays Raw, another Canadian Patriot has been screwed over by corrupt American officiating......he says that Test was the victim on Raw, but tonight, everybody's favourite guilty pleasure (Chris Jericho) was screwed out of not only the match, but the Intercontinental Championship too......and he will not stand for it.....

".....Scott Hall hit me right in the face with a set of brass knuckles that he must have fished out of his tights, and had it not been for my incredibly rugged and manly strong jawline, I could have been seriously injured......I'm going straight to the top with this......it's a conspiracy I tell ya, and Jack Tunney, you're going to be receiving a very strongly worded letter from me sir, I can promise you that....."

.....Dok tries to tell Jericho that Mr. Tunney hasn't been the President of the WWF for quite some time now, but Chris isn't listening, he's still ranting about all sorts and only quietens down when Bret Hart taps him on the shoulder.....

.....Bret tells Jericho not to worry, he says that The Hart Foundation have been getting screwed left and right for years now, but they will stand together.....stand united.....and as one, they WILL get Chris Jericho another FAIR shot at Scott Hall and the Intercontinental Championship, just as they will stand united tonight, as The Hitman becomes the new number one contender to the World Wrestling Federation Title.....

.....he tells Steve Austin that the time has come for The Hitman to finally Excellently Execute him, and the time has come for The Hitman to reclaim what he never should have lost in the first place.....

".....see, it's no coincidence that ever since I was screwed out of MY World Title two years ago, the World Wrestling Federation has degenerated into a cesspool of degradation and depravity....."

.....Bret says that not only did the WWF lose its greatest champion ever at Wrestlemania XII, but it lost its conscience too.....it lost its soul....it lost its (for lack of a better word) heart.....Bret says that the last moral fibre here in the WWF died with his title reign, and it makes him sick to see what the company he carried on his back for years has become.....

.....he says that liars and backstabbers like the Wolfpac are cheered, you've got idiots running around talking to plastic mannequin heads, you've got guys in skirts, and the worst of the bunch, you've got beer swilling, foul mouth bully's like Stone Cold Steve Austin being worshipped by the same children that are flipping their teachers off at school.....

.....Bret says that the WWF needs some morality back.....it needs its conscience.....it needs its champion.....and after The Hitman takes out Steve Austin next, that's exactly what it's going to get.

Rating: A

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WWF Championship #1 Contenders Match

Boy do these two have some history.....in fact, it was his victory over The Hitman back at the King of the Ring 96 that sparked Steve Austin's metamorphosis from The Ringmaster to Stone Cold, and truly set him on the path to where he is today....BUT, with that being said, when it comes to one on one meetings between these two, that was really Austin's only high profile victory.....and The Hitman even beat Austin at his own game when he bested him in what amounted to little more than a street-fight brawl a few months back.....

.....if Austin wants the one thing that's eluded him here in the WWF (a one on one shot at the WWF Title) then he's going to have to beat the Hitman here, in what turned out to be an exceptional match, and about as close to five stars as you can get.....

.....remarkably, Bret Hart makes his way out here alone (when you would assume that for a match with the implications that this one has he may well have bought a Hart Foundation member out for "support")....Austin as always is most definitely alone....he's not a guy that exactly plays well with others after all.....and the two men face off in the middle of the ring, where Austin begins spitting verbal venom at the Hitman, before flipping him a double bird as the bell rings, and the two begin laying into each other with right hands.....

.....does anyone throw a better worked punch in wrestling than The Hitman? That's a debate for another day, but as these two lay into each other here they look like they are trying to kill each other.....Austin begins to get the better of the slugfest, so Bret slows things down, locking on a side headlock....Austin backs the Hitman up and propels himself free with the use of the ropes, putting Hart down with a hard shoulderblock on the return, punctuating it with another double bird.....

.....Bret looks to do what he does best (wrestle) by catching Austin in a hammerlock which he transitions into an arm-wringer.....Austin can wrestle too though, and he reverses the arm-wringer with one of his own, before taking the Hitman down with a side-headlock takeover.....

.....Hart works himself back to his feet, and he gets free of the side-headlock much the same way that Austin escaped the earlier one, by propelling his opponent off the ropes.....Austin ducks a clothesline attempt on the return and then goes for that patented Thesz Press.....it doesn't connect though, because Hart counters it with an inverted atomic drop, then quickly tries to lock on the Sharpshooter, but Austin manages to scurry free after raking at the eyes of the Hitman.....

.....the two get back to a vertical base, and since they can't outwrestle each other they return to brawling, finally tumbling straight through the ropes to the outside, where the fight continues.....Austin finally gets the better of the brawl, knocking Hart into the ringpost.....he rolls back into the ring to break the count and then attempts to suplex the Hitman back into the ring from the apron.....Hart reverses his momentum in mid air however and lands behind his opponent, quickly rolling Austin up for a (very) near-fall.....

.....obviously unhappy with almost losing from an offensive position Austin springs instantly to his feet and sends the Hitman tumbling over the top rope with a clothesline....Bret pulls himself back up onto the apron but Austin is waiting and charges the Hart, sending him flying off the ring, where he crashes chest first onto the guardrail as only The Hitman can.....

.....Stone Cold follows Hart to the outside and pulls up the ringside mats, exposing the concrete below, before dragging Hart into position and setting him up for a Piledriver....Hart reverses that however, and its Austin that lands hard on that exposed floor with a backdrop.....

.....Hart rolls back into the ring to break up the count, and then rolls back outside where he picks Austin up and rams him back first into the ring apron.....Rick Rude says that this is smart by the Hitman, because not only is the Sharpshooter hell on the legs, it's not much kinder to the back either when Bret Hart wrenches on it.....

.....Hart rolls Austin back into the ring, and he's solidly in control of the match now....he drives his opponent into the mat with a Side Russian Leg-sweep, before hitting that driving second rope elbow for a two count.....Austin has a brief flurry of offence here and there, but it's rapidly cut off by Hart who seems well on track to become the number one contender here.....Hart inflicts more damage to that back as he looks for an opening to try again with the Sharpshooter, but Austin isn't going down easy, and he's finally able to regain the momentum after reversing an Irish whip attempt to send Bret crashing sternum first into the turnbuckles.....

.....the crowd is solidly behind Stone Cold here, and as a loud chant of "Austin" (and a smattering of "USA") begins to break out, The Rattlesnake begins his comeback....he nails Bret with a series of right hands that backs Hart up to the ropes, and sends him off with an Irish Whip, before finally connecting with that Thesz Press that didn't work earlier and unloading with fists of fire.....

.....Austin goes for the kick to the gut (that usually sets up the Stunner) but Hart catches the foot and sweeps his other leg out from underneath him....he grabs hold of both legs, looking to cross them over as a prelude to the Sharpshooter, but Austin rears back and kicks Hart backwards, where he inadvertently nails the official with a back elbow.....

.....the referee is down and out, but Austin is back to his feet.....just in time to go for that kick to the gut again, and this time he does drop The Hitman with that Stone Cold Stunner.....Austin goes for the cover, but with no one but the crowd (who admittedly count to about eight) there to count, this one is anything but over, even if it should be.....












.....which is when we have some visitors at ringside.....as two gentlemen that had a brief run in with Mr. Austin earlier this evening (Ric Flair and Arn Anderson) make their way out.....

.....Brian Pillman made it clear earlier that Vince McMahon wants Steve Austin nowhere near the WWF Championship, and it would seem that The Nature Boy and The Enforcer are here to ensure that the boss gets his wish, because Flair rolls straight into the ring to drag Austin off Bret, lighting up his chest with a series of knife edge chops.....Austin gets backed all the way into the turnbuckles, but he grabs Flair by the hair and spins him around (so that the Nature Boy is in the corner) and he stomps the holy hell out of him until Flair is slumped on the mat.....

.....Bret is back to his feet, and he tries to blindside Austin, but Austin sidesteps him (so that Hart is now in the corner, standing over Flair) and he gets stomped down to the mat too, right beside the Nature Boy.....

.....did I mention that Flair AND Arn Anderson came out from the back?.....I did? Good......did I mention that Arn Anderson came out from the back brandishing his trusty tire iron?.....I didn't? Oh.....well he did, and if you didn't know you do now......Austin knows it too......or maybe not.....because The Enforcer rolls into the ring and absolutely knocks his lights out with a hard blow to the back of the head.....

.....Arn grabs the Hitman and throws him on top of Austin, while Flair revives the official.....and as the pair exit again, they pause just long enough at the entrance ramp to watch the official count a very groggy one.....two.....and three......before finally disappearing from sight, job done.....presumably heading back to (a very happy) Vince McMahon.....

Winner: Bret Hart
Rating: A (99)

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.....and as the Hitman is joined in the ring by his Hart Foundation team mates to celebrate, we cut to the back, where Michael Cole is standing by with (a beaming) Vince McMahon, (a cackling) Brian Pillman and (five gold ringsssss......ahem, sorry) The Big Red Monster Kane.....

.....Cole says that it looks as though we have a brand new number one contender in Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and Vince McMahon must be very pleased by that outcome? Vince just chuckles at that statement.....

".....pleased? Yes you could say that Michael.....you see, this is what happens when you cross the boss, and this is what happens when you place your hands on Vincent Kennedy McMahon Esq....."

.....Vince says that Steve Austin is a corporate nightmare that he wants nowhere near the premiere title in all of sports entertainment.....he says that Austin is a foul mouthed, beer swilling, white trash redneck that would probably use the WWF Championship as a beer coaster....and not only is he a corporate nightmare, but sponsorship would plummet with a Steve Austin on top.....attendances would plummet, tv ratings would plummet.....

".....quite frankly Michael, a Steve Austin on top would be like taking money out of the pockets of the more deserving superstars around here.....a Steve Austin on top would be like taking money out of MY pocket, and NO ONE takes money out of MY pocket......in fact, you can take it from me.....Stone Cold Steve Austin, there is no chance in HELL of you ever becoming the World Wrestling Federation Champion....."










.....with that, Flair and Anderson join the party (fresh off their assault of The Rattlesnake) and Vince congratulates them on a job well done.....

.....he says that now that "unfortunate" business has been taken care of, it's time to look towards a man that Corporate very much wants to see on top, as Brian Pillman prepares to face The Undertaker for the WWF Title.....

.....Vince says that Kane proved his loyalty this past Monday, now it's time for him to finish the job.....

.....to be fair, Kane doesn't look especially pleased to hear this.....obviously his facial expressions can't be seen, but it's clear by his body language that he would rather be anywhere but here.....

.....suddenly however there is a huge commotion.....shouting, screaming, things getting knocked over......










.....as Stone Cold Steve Austin enters the shot, being held back by seemingly an army of officials.....

.....he manages to break free briefly and lands a number of blows on The Nature Boy before security finally gets him under control.....

.....McMahon however claims that he was prepared for this eventuality, and he indicates off screen to a quartet of Syracuse's finest police officers.....McMahon tells the officers that he wants Austin OUT of this building right now, and should they feel the need to use extreme force, then all the better.....

.....it takes a while, but the officers finally manage to cuff the irate Austin, and as they cart him off McMahon is quick to let him know that he will NOT be a factor in Brian Pillman's upcoming WWF Title match, but he IS welcome to watch the Corporate Cannon's Official Coronation.....tomorrow night.....on Raw.....

Rating: A

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.....will we see that coronation tomorrow night? Well we are about to find out, because for that coronation to happen, first Brian Pillman must dethrone the current Champion.....a task which won't be easy, because the CURRENT champion is none other than The Undertaker.....

.....when Shawn Michaels decided to head down south to WCW back in August he left a gaping hole on the roster in his wake.....he was the number one guy in the company, THE franchise player, he could talk, he could work, and he could drag a good match out of ANYBODY.....big shoes to fill indeed.....and in stepped Brian Pillman.....

.....Pillman was good when he arrived in the WWF (although he also had his demons, which cost him a stint in rehab before he even debuted on screen) he was very good in fact, but somewhere between the partnership with Steve Austin, the heel turn, and the long programme with Dude Love/Mankind, he got extremely over, and he got great....at literally everything.....

.....you want a world class promo, he can deliver that.....you want a world class match, he can deliver that too (with practically anyone).....you want a new number one franchise player, well say hello to the Corporate Cannon, because that's exactly what he is.....so what sort of match did we get here?.....

.....an excellent one, that's what.....

.....much like our previous Hart/Austin match, this was ALMOST perfect.....I don't know what these fans were expecting when they bought their tickets, but what they got was damn near the show of the year, punctuated by this very match.....

.....in between the assaults, the abuse of (and by) his brother, AND the disparaging remarks made about his dead parents, it's safe to say that The Undertaker is about ready to tear Brian Pillman's head clean off his shoulders.....unfortunately there is a Big Red Seven Foot Problem Solver on the outside that might have something to say about that, and while The Undertaker has vowed to not raise so much as one hand to his brother, Vince McMahon has been VERY vocal about Kane playing a part in ensuring Brian Pillman's victory.....

.....The Undertaker SERIOUSLY has both the size and weight advantage here over his opponent, and while Jim Ross questions how Pillman can possibly hope to compete physically with the WWF Champion, Jerry Lawler says that he might not have to, because Kane watching on from the floor, Brian Pillman has the advantage when it comes to mind games.....Rick Rude on the other hand scoffs the fact that Pillman can't match the Undertaker for physicality, citing his Hell in a Cell victory over Mankind at Badd Blood (although Ross is quick to point out that his "victory" was a pure fluke, after being decimated for nearly thirty minutes.....not that Rude cares, who goes into full Jesse Ventura mode, stating that the records only state a winner and a loser, and Brian Pillman was the winner).....

.....that being said, The Undertaker annihilates Pillman in the opening portion of this match, completely dominating him as he slaps the smirk right off his face with power move after power move.....the Deadman is a big, big man, but with the Corporate Cannon selling like a madman he looks like an utter monster until Pillman finally bails to the outside to scream at Kane for not helping him.....

.....the Undertaker is quickly to the outside and comes face to face with his brother, who (while not physically touching the Deadman) does block the WWF Champions path long enough for Pillman to roll out of harms way back into the ring, where he ambushes the Undertaker on his re-entry, finally allowing him to take control of the contest.....

.....the match then transitions into the usual "Undertaker against a smaller opponent" match, as Pillman does his best to keep the Deadman off his feet, and while the Corporate Cannon can wrestle, he adopts more of a Shawn Michaels aerial approach than a Bret Hart mat based approach, using his agility (and the ropes) to his advantage.....he even sends the Undertaker over the top rope with a picture perfect dropkick to the jaw.....the Deadman lands on his feet however right in front of his brother.....and as the two men stare each other down, Pillman (frustrated at the fact that Kane is just standing there) Pillman runs the ropes and then flys over the top and onto the floor, taking out The Undertaker AND Kane in the process, before screaming at the Big Red Monster to either do something useful or get out of his way.....

.....Kane looks like he is going to do something useful, as he grabs Pillman right by the throat.....you can see that he wants to drive the loud mouthed challenger right into the concrete floor, but as The Deadman charges, Kane has a last second change of heart and drags Pillman out of harms way, leaving the Undertaker to collide knee first into the steel ring steps.....

.....back inside the ring and Pillman continues the offence, but he can't keep the WWF Champion down for long (much to his frustration) and sends the Deadman to the outside on a number of occasions, distracting the attention of the official so that Kane can soften up the Undertaker on the outside.....

.....problem with that is that Kane doesn't do a damn thing other than stare stoically at his big brother.....

.....Pillman gets more and more rabid with his insults of the Big Red Monster each time, until finally (on around the fourth time of trying to get Kane to do his dirty work) he spends that long berating the reluctant monster that he fails to see the Undertaker sit right up....stand up.....and walk over to him.....

.....Pillman waves the Big Red Monster off and turns around.....straight into an unrelenting flurry of blows from the WWF Champion.....do the dead get a second wind?.....because The Undertaker certainly does, as he absolutely explodes on the Corporate Cannon, leaving him running and reeling.....he doesn't run far however, because wherever he goes The Undertaker is right there behind him.....halfway up the aisle? The Undertaker is there to slam him into the guard rail.....ringside? Say hello to the ring post Mr. Pillman.....back inside the ring? That'll be a Snake Eyes/Running Big Boot combination......and the Corporate Cannon simply can't catch a break......

.....finally (and mercifully for Pillman) the Undertaker has obviously decided that it's time to finish this one, wrapping his hand around the throat of Pillman and hoisting him high in the air for a Chokeslam.....

.....he might have got the three count too.....had Brain Pillman's flailing arm not whacked the official right under the jaw, knocking him down and out.....























.....Kane might be reluctant to give a helping hand in this one, but these two gentlemen certainly aren't, as Ric Flair and Arn Anderson (again) come rushing out from the back.....and yes, Arn does have that trusty Tyre Iron in hand again.....

.....their progress comes to a screeching halt right by the apron however, because just as they are about to slide into the ring, Kane sidesteps and puts himself between them and his brother, and Flair and Anderson are furious......so much so that it looks like there is a good chance that Kane is about to taste Arn's Iron.....

.....the two men try to rush past Kane, but the Big Red Monster will not let them pass, eventually climbing up onto the apron to emphasise his point.....that's when Brian Pillman grabs the Monster by the shoulder, screaming at the "stupid son of a bitch" before finally slapping him straight across his masked face.....obviously seeing how Kane's face IS masked, the slap was never going to hurt, if anything it was more of a humiliation move, but what it DID do is p!ss the Big Red Monster off.....and he nails Pillman with a hard throats thrust that spins him around, straight into the waiting arms of the Undertaker.....and three (alright, 5-6 by the time the official is recovered and in position) seconds later, the World Wrestling Federation Championship remains in The Undertakers cold, dead hands.....

Winner: ....and Still WWF Champion.......The Undertaker
Rating: A (99)

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.....Flair and Anderson are irate on the outside as the bell rings, and Kane steps over the top rope, walking right up nose to (masked) nose with his big brother.....

.....just as irate is Vince McMahon, who walks out onto the stage with a look of disbelief on his face, shouting down at the ring wanting to know what the hell Kane just did.....

.....I'll tell you what he did, he just cost Brian Pillman this match is what he did, and as the (very groggy looking) Corporate Cannon drags himself back to his feet, he (rather stupidly) walks over and shoves the Big Red Monster hard in the chest.....

.....you would think he would have learnt by now.....

.....because as quick as a flash Kane's huge hand is wrapped right around his throat.....

.....Flair and Anderson quickly storm the ring, but before they can do anything Kane shoves Pillman backwards out of the way and turns to clock Anderson right in the jaw, just as The Undertaker unloads with a big right hand of his own to Ric Flair.....and just like that these two brothers reunite in violence, as they batter The Nature Boy and The Enforcer around the ring like a pair of pinballs, before simultaneously tossing the two men over the top rope to the floor.....

.....again these two brothers come face to face....just as Brian Pillman staggers back into arms length.....and as quick as a flash Kane grabs him by the throat.....lifts him high up in the air.....and (without ever taking his eyes off the Undertaker) Chokeslams him right to the mat.....

.....Anderson reaches under the bottom rope and drags Pillman's carcass to safety, as Kane and The Undertaker go face to face one more time, until finally (after what feels like forever) Kane takes one step back, drops to one knee.....and raises his arm in the Undertakers signature pose.....a pose which the Deadman replicates.....and it looks as though the union is complete.....The Big Red Monster Kane, The WWF Champion The Undertaker.....and one big headache for Vince McMahon, as these two brothers.....these, Brothers of Destruction if you will, close out the show.....together.....

.....be sure to tune in tomorrow night fans.....

Rating: A*

Final Rating: A

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The Monday Night Wars: Week 4, December 1997

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Preview for WWF Raw is War, Week 4, December 1997

Kane vs. Arn Anderson
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Al Snow & Chris Candido vs. Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero
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Bradshaw vs. Ahmed Johnson
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WWF European Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
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WWF Tag Team Championship Match
Harlem Heat (c) vs. The High Voltage
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Nine Circles of Hell Match: Fraud
Jake Roberts vs. ???
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Preview for WCW Monday Nitro, Week 4, December 1997

Lex Luger vs. Buff Bagwell
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Chris Benoit & Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Faces of Fear
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Mike Awesome vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Semi-Final Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Alex Wright
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Semi-Final Match
Juventud Guerrera vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri
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The Warlord vs. Lance Storm
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Plus: The Ultimate Maniacs have a contract for Jean Paul Levesque to sign ahead of their match at Starrcade. JPL said this past Monday that he has no partner and doesn't need one, Savage says he's going to sign the contract in Levesque's own blood....either way, you know this isn't going to go down smoothly.


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[b]Nelson vs. Faarooq
Comments: Time for a rebuilding of the Nation.

Wage matching for Kevin Nash is only marginally less crazy than giving him creative control, but if it's only for a few months you may be okay; Punting him off to WCW to form an Outsiders group with the Giant would be an interesting move from here.
It is indeed a time for a rebuilding of the Nation, the current incarnation has about run its course and try as I might Faarooq simply will not crack that glass ceiling to main event. His overness seems to cap at around B/B+ and that's if he's pushed to the moon. Kama is actually more over than Faarooq at the moment, and since The Rock (his original replacement) isn't around, and Ahmed is injured (and being paid extremely well may I add) he may as well earn his money in a stable where he doesn't have to wrestle so often.

As for Nash, this was before I took over the reigns at WCW too, so I had to do whatever it took to keep him since he and Hall were big parts of the KLiQ story I wanted to run. Now with that being said, whether Nash is around following Wrestlemania is anyone's guess at the minute, because while I can essentially pick and choose where he goes, I don't know if I want to send him to WCW, but at the same time I know he's going to want silly money to re-sign since he's on 80 grand now.....where does Big Sexy's (and to a lesser extent Scott Hall, who's contract is due at the same time) futures lie, I guess time will tell.

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Harlem Heat (c) vs. Kevin Nash & Scott Steiner
Comments: This is a real tough one, but I can't see you let Steiner lose to heat (since he's one of your big players). Nash and Steiner get DQed, and Heat keep the gold.
Both Nash and Steiner were kept strong AND protected (so to be honest I was surprised with the B+ grade, I thought that with those notes coupled with the usual "the match was penalised for booking decisions" note that this would scrape a B at best) and to be honest I really wanted to give Nash/Steiner the belts as the dysfunctional team until Steiner's inevitable turn, but in the same vein I didn't want to end Harlem Heats run to a team that don't even get along. I haven't done a great deal with Booker and Stevie since they signed so I wanted them to have at least a half decent run with he belts.

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Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Ken Shamrock
Comments: As always, no clue regarding what direction the MDC are going.
Truthfully, the M$C should have been finished up by now, crushed at the Survivor Series and losing the European Title at Dead Man Walking.....then Sid decided he wanted to quit.....and Ken Shamrock, just as he was about to get his big win, decided that he wanted to go off and have an MMA fight (never mind the fact that you're under an exclusive written deal to the WWF eh Ken, you just do what you want lad) and has now left for his training camp. I got both lots of information about a week before Survivor Series and so had to change my plans accordingly. Hence why the M$C is still around.....for now.
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Preview for WWF Raw is War, Week 4, December 1997

Kane
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Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero
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Ahmed Johnson
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WWF Tag Team Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c)
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WWF Tag Team Championship Match
Harlem Heat (c)
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Nine Circles of Hell Match: Fraud
Jake Roberts
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Preview for WCW Monday Nitro, Week 4, December 1997

Lex Luger
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Chris Benoit & Diamond Dallas Page
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Bam Bam Bigelow
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Semi-Final Match
Jeff Hardy
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Semi-Final Match
Yoshihiro Tajiri
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Lance Storm
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Kane vs. Arn Anderson
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Al Snow & Chris Candido vs. Dustin Rhodes & Marc Mero
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Bradshaw vs. Ahmed Johnson
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WWF Tag Team Championship Match
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
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WWF Tag Team Championship Match
Harlem Heat (c) vs. The High Voltage
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Nine Circles of Hell Match: Fraud
Jake Roberts vs. ???
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Preview for WCW Monday Nitro, Week 4, December 1997

Lex Luger vs. Buff Bagwell
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Chris Benoit & Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Faces of Fear
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Mike Awesome vs. Bam Bam Bigelow
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Semi-Final Match
Jeff Hardy vs. Alex Wright
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WCW Cruiserweight Championship: Semi-Final Match
Juventud Guerrera vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri
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The Warlord vs. Lance Storm
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