Post by underjohngrohs on Jan 2, 2022 6:12:38 GMT -5
Breaking: WWF will come to Australia and Japan in the Spring of 1998. The March 9, 1998 edition of RAW will be hosted in Australia WWF Owner Vince McMahon has announced that before WrestleMania Season, the WWF Superstars will do a 7-Day trip in Australia and Japan. This will be the first time since 1986 that WWF will go to Australia, The tour will begin on March 8. 1998 and for the first time on Monday March 9. 1998, RAW is WAR will go down under in Australia, your favorite WWF Superstars will also be on hand for this special attraction and extravaganza featuring WWF Champion Shawn Michaels & Triple H of D-Generation X, The Nation of Domination, Mankind, The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Ahmed Johnson, Ken Shamrock, Kane, Vader and others. Vince McMahon has announced that this is a huge moment for the World Wrestling Federation who will be in Australia for the first time since 1986 and it is also going to be the first WWF Appearance for Japan since 1994. This is a huge moment for the WWF before WrestleMania 14 season. Tickets will go on sale on December 30, 1997.
Post by underjohngrohs on Jan 3, 2022 5:21:29 GMT -5
WWF RAW IS WAR - November 24. 1997
Before the show begins, we see a cemetery in where we see The Undertaker dressed in a Biker Coat and Bandana holding a shovel. Taker starts speaking saying that he's come to this gravesite for Shawn Michaels's last thirteen days on earth. As for what Shawn did at Survivor Series. Shawn will have to attone to for his actions, Taker says that he let Shawn get away twice with his soul in the 2 PPVs they first battled in, the first one was Ground Zero, then the next one was Hell in A Cell. But everyone remembers when he beat Shawn to a bloody pulp inside that cell. And the fact that Shawn still survived and breathed was because of his baby brother Kane. But now, the rules will change. In 13 days at D-Generation X. Shawn Michaels's soul will belong to The Undertaker. Taker says that he's here to cleanse the evil of not only Shawn Michaels, not only DX, But Vince McMahon. Taker says that he will not hold back. First, he's going to beat Shawn down to a bloody pulp. Maybe he'll rip the heart and flesh off of Shawn Michaels's skin. And then maybe he'll probably feed it to Shawn's good friend Triple H or maybe Chyna, either way. When that's all said and done, and then he's going to make him bleed like he did at Bad Blood, and then to top everything off. He is going to bury Shawn alive. Undertaker says that the WWF Championship must be worn by respect and Shawn Michaels hasn't earned any respect to the WWF Championship. But there's been one man that has won the belt three times and has respected it more than anything, The Undertaker. Undertaker says that he's had ups and downs in 1997, winning the Royal Rumble, the WWF Title at WrestleMania 13 and his brother Kane coming to the WWF. Taker says that he did not expect Kane to come to his rescue last week. Because he did the same for Kane when he saved him from all these Superstars to the WWF that Kane destroyed, Taker says that deep down he will not fight his brother, but he wants his brother to come with him so that they can cleanse the world of D-Generation X once and for all and send them to their final damnation and also that he's going to be there tonight cause he's got a surprise in store for D-Generation X. Taker then begins to shovel the grave and says that at D-Generation X. Shawn Michaels is not going to be resting in peace, instead he is going to make sure that Shawn Michaels is going to be enjoying eternal hell. Taker rolls his eyes and begins to shovel the dirt as the RAW intro begins.
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler are your hosts for Monday Night RAW. Ross talks about the opening segment of The Undertaker playing mind games on D-Generation X and that he would be in the building tonight and that he would be in action as he goes one on one with one half of the WWF Tag Team Champions, Billy Gunn. And also Shawn Michaels will be here tonight to address his match with The Undertaker.
Stone Cold's music hits as he makes his way out to the ring with the Intercontinental Championship Belt. And Austin is in a foul mood after what happened between him, Jeff Jarrett and Dan "The Beast" Severn. Austin was supposed to defend the Intercontinental Title against The Beast, but an attack by Jeff Jarrett and Dan Severn left Austin laid out last week. Austin gets in the ring with a microphone in hand. Austin says that last week Jeff Jarrett and Dan Severn decided to put his hands on Stone Cold Steve Austin and that was the biggest mistake they ever made in their life. Austin says he's here tonight to whoop somebody's ass and it may be Jeff Jarrett and Dan Severn or anyone else. Austin says that he is not leaving the ring until somebody comes out here whether it's Jarrett, Severn, Jim Cornette, Vince McMahon or anybody else. Come on out here. Austin waits for somebody, but he suddenly hears Kurrgan's music as he comes out with the Jackal. And it looks like Jackal also has a referee with him, Jackal has a microphone saying that if Stone Cold Steve Austin wants a fight and a match tonight, then why not face the big man Kurrgan here tonight. And if Austin has the balls, he can put the Intercontinental Championship on the line here tonight. Austin says that he's not scared of Kurrgan. If Kurrgan wants an ass whooping he's got one.
Match 1: WWF Intercontinental Championship Match Stone Cold Steve Austin vs Kurrgan w/Jackal Austin still dressed in street clothes must take on this 350-pound monster Kurrgan. Kurrgan was undefeated for a while in the spring but lost his undefeated streak to Ahmed Johnson a few months ago. Austin hammers away at Kurrgan with all he's got and as Austin runs off the ropes. Kurrgan hits a big boot on the Rattlesnake knocking Austin down. Kurrgan has all the momentum in this matchup and tries to bring Austin down but Austin battles back against Kurrgan and eventually brings the big man down with a flying clothesline. Kurrgan gets to his feet only to recieve a Stunner, but he doesn't go off his feet. Austin hits another stunner but again Kurrgan doesn't go down. And Austin hits one more Stunner and this time Kurrgan finally goes down. Austin covers Kurrgan to get the win and retain the Intercontinental Championship. Winner and Still Intercontinental Champion: Stone Cold Steve Austin
After The Match as Austin begins to celebrate. Jeff Jarrett runs down to the ring and attacks Austin with a steel chair to the back and Jarrett then grabs the Intercontinental Title and look at this, Jarrett is leaving the ring with the Intercontinental Title Belt. Jarrett has stolen Austin's Intercontinental Title. Austin stirs and comes to and sees that Jarrett has his Intercontinental Title Belt that he begins to chase him. The Commentators also announce that Jeff Jarrett will be in action to take on Mankind later tonight.
Match 2: Marc Mero w/Sable vs Bart Gunn Marc Mero has been equally jealous lately of people looking at Sable. Last week, it was Steve Blackman and Marc Mero put his hands on him after Mero was defeated by the Lethal Weapon Steve Blackman, it's also announced that a match has been made for D-Generation X between Blackman and Mero. Gunn gets some good offense in despite being a veteran in this business, as you can also tell Gunn was also attacked by The Undertaker and Kane last week in that brawl between 6 of the WWF Superstars against The Undertaker and Kane, Mero gets the win by hitting the TKO on Gunn to get the victory after using a low blow behind the referee's back. Winner: Marc Mero
And after the match, Mero begins to attack Gunn when suddenly Steve Blackman appears and Mero begins to retreat from the ring. What a war that is going to be between Steve Blackman and Marc Mero at D-Generation X. That should be a good one.
We go to the locker room of Ken Shamrock with Ross announcing that at D-Generation X. Ken Shamrock will face Hunter Hearst Helmsley for the WWF European Championship. Shamrock says that it's good because for far too long he's been in the WWF and he's seen Shawn Michaels and Triple H make fun of everyone, 2 weeks ago, he was this close on becoming the World Wrestling Federation Champion and make Shawn Michaels tap out but it was Triple H that cost him the WWF Championship, But at D-Generation X. He has an opportunity to make Hunter Hearst Helmsley tap out and win the European Title and that will be a bad night for DX not only when he makes Hunter tap out but he gets to watch The Undertaker bury Shawn Michaels alive.
Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin is looking for Jeff Jarrett as Austin has seemingly taken possession of the Intercontinental Championship of Jeff Jarrett. Austin begins screaming at Jarrett saying that he's going to whip Jarrett's ass and take that title back.
Back in the commentators seat, Jim Ross says that earlier today he had the chance to talk to Mick Foley about Terry Funk. Earlier today, we see Jim Ross talking to Mick Foley about the rivalry and the issue he's had with Terry Funk. Foley says that he and Funk have been friends for a long time, their history goes all the way back in 1994 to ECW. But he can't understand why Funk snapped like that, it's because what had been happening in 1996 when Foley destroyed Terry Funk so badly, and then at WrestleMania 13. They put on the best damn match in their career, the Chicago Street Fight, whatever's happened with Funk. He's not all in there, he is now sadistic and when Foley busted him open, Terry enjoyed it. Well he hopes that Terry did enjoy it, because the same thing is happening at D-Generation X when Mankind returns to face Terry Funk, and he doesn't want Vince McMahon or anyone to be held accountable when he faces Terry Funk at D-Generation X. He doesn't want the match sanctioned at all. He wants it to be unsanctioned. No Rules, No Disqualifactions, No Countouts. It must end when one man can't go. And he hopes Funk is able to accept it because just like WrestleMania 13 what Mankind did to Funk will be nothing compared to the more pain that Mankind's going to do to Funk.
Returning to ringside, The Commentators take us to Terry Funk backstage. Funk says that he saw what Mick Foley said to J.R., And Foley's right. He is sadistic, he's been that way for 32 years, he's been that Hardcore man. He's stepped up to the likes of everyone and he's made them bleed. So if Foley doesn't want Vince McMahon or the WWF to be held responsible for what they do to each other. Then he agrees with Foley. Funk says that he is going to beat Mankind to shreds and shreds and hurts him and makes sure he is out of the WWF for good.
Match 3: Super Loco vs Jinsei Shinzaki Another great Light Heavyweight Encounter as we haven't seen Jinsei Shinzaki formerly known as Hakushi when he was in the WWF in 1995. But he's returned to wrestle for the Light Heavyweight Division. Shinzaki and Loco put on a good match, but in the end it's Super Loco that has the victory by hitting a moonsault off the top rope to get the victory. Winner: Super Loco
Match 4: Billy Gunn w/Road Dogg vs The Undertaker We saw The Undertaker earlier on tonight as he was digging a grave for Shawn Michaels. But tonight, he goes one on one with one half of the WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn. Billy tries to get into a slugfest with Undertaker punching away at him and hitting a dropkick but Undertaker doesn't go down as Taker throws him down to the buckle with right hands and body shots on one half of the former Tag Team Champions. Taker whips Gunn into the ropes and hits a back body drop and follows it up with a clothesline. Undertaker runs off the ropes and goes for an elbow drop but Gunn rolls out of the way. Gunn then punches away at Undertaker only for Taker to block it and hit him with a right hand and Taker knocks him down with a uppercut and grabs the arm and hits the modified ropewalk taking him down. Gunn is able to fight back after a distraction by the Road Dogg. He brings Undertaker down with powerful moves hitting a swinging neckbreaker, a flapjack and a powerslam but none of them are able to put Taker down. Taker fights back in the match and goes for a chokeslam on Gunn but Gunn kicks him in the gut and grabs Undertaker and hits a modified jackhammer on the Phenom. Gunn goes for the cover but Undertaker kicks out at 2. Gunn goes to the top rope but Undertaker grabs him by the throat and Road Dogg tries to come in to attack but Undertaker kicks him in the face while he's holding Gunn. Undertaker chokeslams Gunn to the mat and Taker sees Road Dogg up and Taker knocks him out of the ring with a Clothesline. Taker picks him up and nails him with the Tombstone Piledriver to pick up the win. Winner: The Undertaker
After the Match. Road Dogg gets in the ring but Undertaker knocks him down and whips him off the ropes and goes for a Chokeslam but Gunn gets back up and hits Undertaker with a dropkick and now the New Age Outlaws are bringing Undertaker down to the mat. They then whip him off the ropes and hit a double flapjack taking him down. Then as the Outlaws have the upper hand, the lights go out in the arena as Kane's music plays. What does Kane want?. Does Kane want to attack The Undertaker again?. We know Kane and The Undertaker both saved each other last week. Kane gets in the ring and it looks like he's helping The Undertaker again. Kane hits Gunn and Dogg with uppercuts. Undertaker gets to his feet and look at this, both brothers are attacking the New Age Outlaws. Undertaker grabs Dogg by the throat and chokeslams him to the mat while Kane does the same thing to Billy. Kane then picks Billy up and tombstones him to the mat while Undertaker does the same thing to Road Dogg as Kane watches. Undertaker begins to leave the ring while Kane is standing in the ring. What is going on between The Undertaker and Kane?. Undertaker stares down Kane as RAW takes a commercial break.
Backstage, Goldust is talking to somebody as he says he's got a big surprise for the fans tonight as it looks like he's in a mental institution gown with a nurse doctor.
Goldust makes his way to the ring being wheeled out with Michael Cole talking to him. Michael Cole says that last week on RAW. He took on Sycho Sid, it all stemmed the night after Survivor Series when Goldust lost to Kane and ever since then. Goldust had been on a downward spiral. Goldust says that he's an embelant and that means three days ago, that chokeslam broke his neck and now he's a paraplegic. And they can laugh all they want and this morning, he couldn't move an inch on his body, so he's a quadrplegic and he doesn't know if Goldust is 100% and it pisses him off. Goldust says that the fans would love to see Goldust back in the ring. The commentators are appalled by Goldust's disgusting actions. Goldust says that if his nursing buddy would love to rub Alcohol on his shoulders. Goldust says that he wants to thank the fans for his support, the letters and the prayers and that he appreciates it, then Sycho Sid's music plays in the arena as he comes out. Sid says that he doesn't believe in Goldust's crap. He doesn't believe in Goldust's injury. He thinks Goldust is a sycho and he should be put down permanately. Sid begins to attack Goldust but wait a minute the nurse begins to hit the rubbing alcohol on Sid and Goldust gets up to his feet and starts to attack Sid with that rubbing alcohol and Sid can't defend himself and Goldust throws Sid into the steel steps, but wait a minute, the nurse has revealed to be Luna Vachon. We haven't seen Luna since 1994. Goldust and Luna walk together with Luna saying "The Bitch is Back". Then suddenly Vader runs to the ring and begins to chase Goldust and Luna out of the building.
Match 5: The Rock w/The Nation of Domination vs Vader Vader was already in the ring helping out Sid, but this should be an entertaining match between the former WWF Champion Vader and The Rock. And Vader begins to take his frustrations out on The Rock. Vader has not been seen since the Survivor Series. Vader starts to overpower The Rock in the opening moments of the contest but The Rock fights back in the middle of the match. And there's Dan Severn with Jim Cornette watching. Apparently Vader and Dan Severn have not settled their differences lately as the commentators say that Vader and Severn will clash at D-Generation X. Vader fights back in this match and even fends off the rest of the Nation on the outside, but as the referee is checking on The Rock. Vader attempts to hit The Rock with a powerbomb and he does and then sets up for the Vaderbomb but as the referee is distracted by Faarooq. Dan Severn enters the ring and hits Vader with a boot to the face. The Rock gets to his feet and nails Vader with the Rock Bottom followed by the modified elbow to get the victory and The Rock has pinned another former WWF Champion but not without controversy. Winner: The Rock
Backstage, Jeff Jarrett is walking to the ring for his match with Mankind with Jarrett having the Intercontinental Championship Belt around his waist smiling. But another camera sees Stone Cold Steve Austin still backstage hunting for Double J.
Backstage, The Commentators take us to Shawn Michaels and Triple H. Michaels says that tonight he's going to be talking about burying The Undertaker alive, but he does have a big surprise for everyone because he has it on good authority that Bret Hart will be here tonight and if Bret does come here tonight. He's going to look Bret in the eyes and say that he beat him at Survivor Series and he's going to beat him up here tonight and send him out of the WWF for good.
Match 6: Jeff Jarrett w/Dan Severn and Jim Cornette vs Mankind Jarrett is wearing the Intercontinental Title Belt still around his waist as he will take on Mankind. Jarrett and Mankind lock it up in the ring with Mankind gaining the advantage. Jarrett and Mankind will have big matches at D-Generation X as Jarrett will challenge Stone Cold Steve Austin for the Intercontinental Championship and Mankind will take on Terry Funk in an unsanctioned match that should be very brutal. Mankind gets the advantage and hits a neckbreaker on the floor taking down Jarrett. Jarrett battles back and hits a big back body drop on Mankind on the apron as Mankind charges at him. Jarrett begins to take it to Mankind with uppercuts and dropkicks and a backbody drop. Mankind battles back but Jarrett hits a neckbreaker taking Mankind down. Jarrett then sets up for a piledriver but Mankind backdrops him over the top rope to the floor and what a match between these two men. Mankind tries to take Jarrett into the steel steps but Jarrett counters it and throws him straight into the steel steps. Jarrett then tosses Mankind back in the ring, but Mankind fights back and hits a knee to the face followed by a clothesline. Mankind then sets up for the Mandible Claw on Jarrett but wait a minute Jarrett rolls Mankind up and look he's got the tights. Jarrett just beat Mankind. Winner: Jeff Jarrett
After the Match, Mankind begins to fight back against Jarrett by beating him up, but wait a minute here comes Terry Funk. Funk gets in the ring to go after Mankind but Mankind sees him and fights back against Funk and sends Funk out of the ring with a clothesline and himself over the top rope. Mankind and Funk begin to fight against the barricade, it's a warzone between these two. Jarrett begins to still celebrate his win but wait a minute here comes Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin runs to the ring to attack Jarrett. Austin begins to beat Jarrett down. Severn gets in the ring but he gets knocked off the apron. Austin whips Jarrett into the ropes and hits a back body drop and Austin tries to get the Intercontinental Belt off of Jarrett but Severn hits him with a right hand and Severn helps Jarrett retreat out of the ring. Austin grabs a microphone and tells Jarrett to have himself a good thanksgiving but here's a little bird for Double J to enjoy. Austin flips Jarrett the bird it looks like Jarrett will be taking the Intercontinental Title with him tonight.
Backstage, D-Generation X are on their way to the ring. Is Bret Hart really going to be here tonight?. Will he show up?.
Backstage, D-Generation X make their way to the ring. Triple H is the first to speak saying that D-Generation X will have theirselves a big night and he says that Ken Shamrock can come out and make people's ankles break and stuff like that. But remember, Helmsley has a big ankle and there's no way that Shamrock can break it. He's going to end this fairy tale that is Ken Shamrock and then mentions that Shamrock won the King of The Ring last June, well at D-Generation X. He's going to be taking on the real King of The Ring and he's going to beat Shamrock and retain the European Championship and that Shamrock's old lady with laryngitis will be in Triple H's hotel room. Shawn Michaels then picks up the microphone and says that since Survivor Series, he has not gotten any sleep. There's a lot of controversy surrounding what happened at Survivor Series. He never thought that it would end that way. Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels have had their differences, personally and professionally. But never that he planned that it would come to an end. Shawn says that he wants the world to know that he takes full and total responsbility for what happened in Montreal, The world needs to know that Bret Hart is still under contract with the WWF until November 30, 1997. Shawn says that he doesn't care what The Undertaker says and what anybody else says. Bret Hart deserved better, and now he's being punished and persecuted by the fans and they want to see Shawn Michaels in a grave six feet under well the fact of the matter is. The only person that should've been six feet under was what should've happened in Montreal. Vince McMahon himself should have been six feet under. Michaels says that Vince McMahon and the WWF deserve better, Michaels wants everyone to know that Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels have finally had contact with each other without the knowledge of Media or Vince McMahon or the Internet or the Underground Dirt Sheet writers, he's contacted Bret and he's spoke to him and Bret and him have an agreement and an arrangement. Shawn says that Bret Hart is here tonight and he wants to bury the hatchet and wants to settle this once and for all. It's up to Bret, it could end with a handshake or it can end with a fight and everyone knows that Shawn will kick Bret's teeth down his throat. But before he brings Bret out, that brings him to The Undertaker. Shawn says that he watched that footage tonight of The Undertaker making a gravesite for him, but at D-Generation X. Everyone knows The Undertaker will not take Shawn Michaels's heart. What Shawn is going to do is drive a knife to The Undertaker's back and then at that point. He will bury him alive just like he did at Bad Blood. Shawn says that the last time he and The Undertaker fought, he was a bloody mess. But he was saved by a guardian angel by the name of The Undertaker's brother Kane but what did that Guardian Angel do last week?. He chokeslammed Shawn straight to hell. Shawn says that what he also saw was what Kane & Undertaker did to the New Age Outlaws. If there's an alliance between Kane and The Undertaker, then who's to say D-Generation X will break that alliance, and at D-Generation X. The Undertaker's WWF Career will finally be buried six feet under, and now. Everyone heard the rumours, the innuendo, it's time to put it all aside once and for all. Tonight, the controversy comes to a end. Michaels introduces Bret "The Hitman" Hart. The fans begin to go nuts thinking that Bret is here as his music hits in the arena but wait a minute it's not Bret Hart. It's a midget of Bret Hart. Helmsley says that it's cold in Canada, but not really cold in the Carolinas. Helmsley then makes fun of Bret saying that Bret was short on talent, DX just swerved and pulled one over on the fans once again. And as Bret charges at Shawn. Helmsley tells everyone that he's going to set the stage for him. 18 Months in the making. Shawn Michaels vs Bret Hart at Survivor Series, the match is going on. Shawn has a lead in the situation, Bret coming up short on the offense. And all of a sudden, Bret goes down flat on his back. Shawn grabs the midget Bret by the legs and goes for the sharpshooter while Helmsley picks up the microphone and look at the Midget Bret tapping out. Helmsley screams at the Midget Bret saying who's the man and the icon. The Midget says "Shawn Michaels". Helmsley then says the best there is, the best there was and the best there ever will be. Shawn Michaels. And also Helmsley says who the powerful force in the WWF is today, Midget Hart says "DX". Shawn lets the Sharpshooter go, and just as Shawn and Helmsley are beginning to celebrate. Someone comes from the crowd and tackles Shawn Michaels, It's OWEN HART!. Owen Hart is back. Owen Hart is assaulting Shawn Michaels. Owen goes right for Shawn. Shawn and Helmsley try to retreat out of the ring but Owen still goes after him. Owen takes Shawn down and punches away at him. The Crowd is on their feet chanting for Owen. Look at the anger and frustration that has been built, 15 days ago. Shawn Michaels put his brother Bret out of the WWF and Owen is taking that rage out on Shawn Michaels and D-Generation X. Officials and referees try to stop Owen from going too far and even Vince McMahon is out here and Owen and Vince begin to have words. Owen grabs Vince and just punches him and Vince goes down on the mat. The fans cheer for what Owen has done. Owen continues his attack on Michaels. Michaels runs away backstage with Triple H and Chyna and it looks like they are both getting into a car. But Owen has a baseball bat in hand. Owen grabs the driver of the car and punches him in the face. Owen Hart has snapped. Owen's got the ball bat and he's hitting the car with the Baseball Bat, and wait a minute cop cars are heard as Police are here as well. Police try to restrain Owen but Owen shoves a police officer down and all of a sudden. The cops are surrounding Owen and Owen begins to surrender. Owen is voluntarily surrendering to the cops. The Cops begin to arrest Owen but as they do so. Owen lunges at Shawn again who is trying to get out of that limousine, but the Cops tackle him and handcuff Owen down. Owen is now officially handcuffed. It looks like Owen is going to jail, but what a crazy situation that has just happened. Shawn Michaels made a ruse all along that Bret Hart was going to return and now it looks like The Heartbreak Kid and the WWF Owner have paid a very big price here. Michaels is being checked on by some officials and Michaels just shoves them down and lunges at the arrested Owen punching away at him. But look at Owen. He just spat in the WWF Champion's face. Vince then yells for the cops to take Owen away. Owen also headbutts Vince while handcuffed. Owen is being taken in the cop car and the last image is seen of Owen looking at Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon with Hate as RAW goes off the air.
Post by Kill Em' All on Jan 3, 2022 23:35:19 GMT -5
I really love that you are making Owen chase the title, and that booking to end Raw was tense. Loved the detail you went into with Cops seeing Owen go this crazy, and the baseball being such simple detail went really far just reading that. WWE really should of explored this as the feud to cap off 1997. Really love that you are exploring slightly amending this era of time then totally altering it. But, I think the deeper we get into your Attitude Era things will really start to adapt and change.
The show kicks off with what happened last week with Shawn Michaels making fun of Bret Hart dressed up as a midget and Michaels putting him in the sharpshooter until Owen Hart came in to attack Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon with Owen being handcuffed by police officers.
After the RAW Intro kicks us off. Stone Cold Steve Austin's music plays in the arena as he comes out with an angered look on his face. It was a week ago that Jeff Jarrett stole the Intercontinental Championship from Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin you could clearly tell wants Double J right now. Austin gets in the ring and says that he's in a foul mood, because last week a country wannabe star son of a bitch stole his Intercontinental Championship. And that son of a bitch just happened to be Double J or as he likes to call Double Jerk Jarrett, he cannot wait til D-Generation X to fight Double J Jeff Jarrett, as a matter of fact. He would like to have no referee in the ring, he wants to have a fight with Jeff Jarrett for his Intercontinental Championship so that he can stop a mudhole in Double J's ass and walk it dry. And he wants it unsanctioned so that nobody can stop him from beating the living hell out of Jeff Jarrett, and if Dan Severn can come with him. He's got a knuckle sandwich for him too. Because he ain't leaving the ring until Jeff Jarrett and Dan Severn enters the ring and gets their ass kicked and that's the bottom line because Stone Cold said so. Stone Cold waits for somebody and says that he's got the entire night to wait for somebody to show up because he's going to drink some beer, Austin then tells somebody to give him a beer and they comply. Austin starts to drink a Budweiser Beer and drinks it down. And then he asks for another. Austin then drinks the other beer down. Then suddenly Vince McMahon comes out with Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco and Sgt. Slaughter and some officials. Austin says that he was expecting Jeff Jarrett, not these 3 sons of bitches. McMahon then has a mic in his hand and says that Austin has gotten out of hand and that he needs to get a hold of himself. Yes, Jeff Jarrett is here but he doesn't want Austin to go after Jarrett tonight. He wants to keep his PPV intact. Because Austin and Jarrett cannot afford to touch each other tonight. And yes, for once McMahon can agree with Stone Cold. Jarrett has the Intercontinental Championship Belt that Stone Cold is wearing and it should not be his. Austin demands that he doesn't give a damn. He doesn't care if Jarrett is in the building, he still wants to kick the living hell out of Jarrett and take back possession of the Intercontinental Title that he stole, he doesn't care about Vince McMahon's rules and restrictions. As a matter of fact, he couldn't care less. McMahon then states that Austin's pushing it, because a rule has been stated that if Austin gets physically out of line at D-Generation X and that if he stuns a referee or even thinks about using a weapon then he will be stripped of the Intercontinental Championship and the belt will be automatically awarded to Jeff Jarrett. Then suddenly Jeff Jarrett's music plays as he comes out with the Intercontinental Championship Belt with Jim Cornette. Jarrett says that he got one over on Austin last week because he stole the one thing that Austin cared about most, and that was the Intercontinental Championship. The one that Austin had to fight back to get to cause of his broken neck. Jarrett says that Austin can never defeat him, and at D-Generation X. He's not going to do anything to Double J because Jarrett will make sure he loses the Intercontinental Title and there will be a new Intercontinental Champion this Sunday Night. Jarrett says that he held the Intercontinental Title 3 years ago and put some prestige in it. And he'll be glad to do it again when he beats Austin at D-Generation X. Austin then cuts Jarrett off saying that he wants Jarrett in this ring right now so he can beat the living hell out of you, whoop his ass and take the Intercontinental Title back from him. McMahon tries to hold Austin back but Austin shoves McMahon out of the way and Austin gets out of the ring to go straight for Jarrett. Austin and Jarrett start to exchange blows as officials and referees try to stop them from going each other. Austin then tosses Jarrett in the ring with Austin gaining the upper hand on Jarrett. Jarrett fights back and whips Austin into the ropes and goes for a back body drop but Austin kicks him in the face and hits a clothesline knocking Jarrett down. Austin whips Jarrett into the ropes and hits a high back body drop on Jarrett and Austin tries to get the Intercontinental Title Belt off of Jarrett's waist. But Jim Cornette stops Austin from doing so and Austin levels Cornette with a right hand, but look at this Dan Severn just pulled Jarrett out of the ring. McMahon gets in the ring and tries to reason with Austin but look. Austin just kicks McMahon in the gut and he hits the stunner. Austin did it again, that's the second stunner that Vince McMahon took in three months. But Austin's not aware to what he did. Austin looks at a downed Vince and flips him off. That may have cost Austin his career right then and there. Austin could be fired over this.
RAW returns from the break with a recap of what just happened moments ago with Stone Cold holding RAW hostage and attempting to get his Intercontinental Title Belt and a brawl broke out between Jarrett and Stone Cold with Austin getting the upper hand and trying to reclaim the Intercontinental Title that Jarrett had repossessed but Jarrett got away again, McMahon then tried to reason with Austin but Austin unaware that he thought it was someone else that had talked to him. Austin gave McMahon the stunner. What a wild explosion to kick off RAW.
Backstage, Vince McMahon is slowly walking out of the ring holding an icepack in his head with Patterson, Brisco and Slaughter. Slaughter asks if he's okay, then suddenly Vince says he's not. Last week, it was Owen Hart that jumped him, and this week Stone Cold Steve Austin stunned him again. He's had enough of the disrespect, at the end of the night. He's going to walk down the ring and he is publicly going to address the WWF fans and he doesn't give a damn who will like it or not.
Match 1: The Rock and Faarooq w/D-Lo Brown, Kama and Mark Henry vs Mosh and Thrasher w/The DOA This Sunday on PPV. The Nation of Domination will face The Headbangers and The DOA in a 10-Man Tag Team Match, but tonight. The Rock and Faarooq will face off against The Headbangers. This is a good tag match between these four. Thrasher and Mosh almost have the upper hand, but a distraction by Henry allows The Rock to take advantage and hit Thrasher with the Rock Bottom to get the victory. The commentators say that The Rock has been quite on a roll since joining The Nation of Domination. Winners: The Rock and Faarooq
Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross talk about the Buried Alive Match between Shawn Michaels & The Undertaker, but later tonight. The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels will be in the ring together with Ken Shamrock teaming up with The Undertaker to take on Hunter Hearst Helmsley and Shawn Michaels in a Tag Team Match, and what role will Kane play?. Clips are shown of last week with Kane saving The Undertaker from an attack by The New Age Outlaws. The commentators announce that when RAW comes back, The commentators will look at the history between The Undertaker & Shawn Michaels.
RAW returns from break with a video package between The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels set to "Down In A Hole" by Alice N' Chains.
Match 2: Tajiri vs Jinsei Shinzaki This should be a good match between Tajiri and Jinsei Shinzaki who we used to know as Hakushi years ago and we still do. These two will be a part of the Light Heavyweight Battle Royal to determine the new Light Heavyweight Champion. A title that was once held in 1993 but it was retired after its first champion was Sean Waltman better known as The 123 Kid. Shinzaki and Tajiri put on a good cruiserweight match, but in the end it's Shinzaki that wins the match by hitting a superkick on Tajiri to get the win. Winner: Jinsei Shinzaki
Backstage. The commentators catch up with Shawn Michaels and Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Michaels says that last week Owen Hart stuck his nose where it didn't belong and he is glad that the cops were there to arrest Owen Hart because if the cops didn't. He would beat Owen and send him back packing to Canada. Michaels says that at Survivor Series, He won the WWF Championship fair and square and no matter what the fans or critics say. They say that he screwed Bret Hart, he didn't screw Bret Hart. Vince McMahon didn't screw Bret Hart. Bret Hart screwed himself. And now The Undertaker wants to take his soul in a Buried Alive Match. Michaels says that The Undertaker can never bury him alive because HBK would put him out on the dirt six feet under just like he did at Hell in A Cell and he would not have help from Kane either. Michaels says that he also hopes that The Undertaker and Kane are not working together, but if they are it won't bother him because he is still going to come in D-Generation X and come out of D-Generation X still the World Wrestling Federation Champion. Triple H then speaks and says that Shamrock may be formerly from UFC but he cannot hang with Triple H. He may have been too popular on his first year in the WWF by winning the 1997 King of The Ring, but he failed to become the World Wrestling Federation Champion. But there is one title that he is not going to take, and that is the European Championship. So him and Shawn Michaels will start D-Generation X early by destroying Ken Shamrock and The Undertaker and that if they ain't down with that. They got two words for them!. Suck It!.
Match 3: Mankind vs Tiger Ali Singh w/The Iron Sheik and Bob Backlund. Just 6 days before his unsanctioned match with Terry Funk. Mankind completely takes down Singh and just beats the hell out of him and gets the victory by hitting the Mandible Claw to get the win. Winner: Mankind
After the Match. Terry Funk is on the stage with microphone in hand. He says that at WrestleMania he and Mankind battered each other until there was nothing left, but at D-Generation X. He and Mankind are going to kill the hell out of each other, they don't care if they have to hurt each other. They don't care if they have to beat the hell out of each other. They don't care if they have to fight to the death. All that matters is, there's going to be one man standing and that is Terry Funk. Mankind then picks up the microphone and says that Funk may have to kill him at D-Generation X but it won't be enough because at WrestleMania 13. Mankind destroyed him in that Chicago Street Fight and Funk knows it. At WrestleMania. Mankind could've ripped Funk's soul and heart out but it wasn't enough, at D-Generation X. He is going to tear Funk's head off for good and make him bleed all over Springfield, Massachusetts and Funk will have a nice day.
Backstage, Paul Bearer. Kane's manager is on his way to the ring, what does Paul Bearer have to say about the relationship between Kane and The Undertaker?. We'll find out next.
Paul Bearer makes his way out to the ring in The Undertaker's old music and it looks like he hasn't gained any sleep at all. Ross explains that two weeks ago on RAW. There were Angry WWF Superstars that conspired to attack Kane, but The Undertaker came down to make the save and helped fight Kane against these attackers. And then Last Week, Kane went on to save his brother The Undertaker against the New Age Outlaws. Bearer has a microphone and says that at D-Generation X. He hopes Shawn Michaels buries him alive and destroys The Undertaker. He curses the ground that he walks on. He is ashamed to call him his friend, he is ashamed to have managed him all these years to the World Wrestling Federation Championship, he despises the very air that he brings, he hates his guts and it's because of him, he has lost Kane. Bearer says that The Undertaker's actions poisoned Kane's mind. He can't find him and that he's searched everywhere and everywhere but he hasn't found him. Bearer says that he knows that Kane is watching and that he's out there somewhere. Bearer took care of Kane for all these years after that fire and that Kane needs to listen for once, come home to Paul Bearer. Bearer leaves the ring as he is in a daze. He can't find Kane at all. Where is Kane tonight?. Is he in the building. We don't know.
Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin is still looking for Jeff Jarrett. We know that Jarrett is scheduled to have a match with Sycho Sid right now, but it looks like Jarrett may not make it out of the match. Austin opens the door and there's no one there.
Match 4: Jeff Jarrett w/Dan Severn and Jim Cornette vs Sycho Sid Before the match begins. Jarrett announces that this match isn't for the Intercontinental Championship and he hopes that Stone Cold Steve Austin doesn't consider showing up for this match. Jarrett tries to start off the match early by trying to outwrestle Sid but Sid does not want to have any of it as he goes to work on Jarrett. Sid has had his fair share of problems with Goldust recently that he may think that Jeff Jarrett may be Goldust. Jarrett fights back and goes for the legs of Sid. Sid fights back despite Jarrett working on the legs and hits a powerslam on Jarrett. Sid goes for the cover but Jarrett kicks out at 2. Sid tries to go for a chokeslam but Jarrett rakes the eyes and tries to go for a cross body but Sid catches him in mid air and goes for the chokeslam and he hits him with it. Sid could get the win here. Sid sets up Jarrett for the jackknife powerbomb but Jarrett begins to roll out of the ring, but wait a minute. Stone Cold Steve Austin has snuck up behind Jarrett and tosses him in the ring. Sid grabs Jarrett and hits him with the jackknife powerbomb and Sid has beaten Double J just six days before Jarrett's Intercontinental Title Match with Stone Cold Steve Austin. Winner: Sycho Sid
Just as Sid starts to celebrate his victory, Goldust enters the ring and begins to attack Sid. But Sid fights back and knocks Goldust out of the ring with a clothesline leaving Austin and Jarrett. Austin gets in the ring and tries to get at Jarrett, but Jarrett starts to escape and he grabs the Intercontinental Title and goes to the barricade. Austin has a microphone saying that at D-Generation X either way. He is going to whoop Jarrett's ass and reclaim his Intercontinental Title, but even if he's disqualified. He's still going to reclaim the Intercontinental Championship either way and that's the bottom line cause Stone Cold said so.
Backstage, we see The Undertaker in a dark room. He says that in six days time it will all be over between him and Shawn Michaels. Taker says that he has never beaten Michaels in a one on one match nor never pinned him or never made him submit. But this sunday won't be about submissions or pinfalls. It will be about Survival. Taker says that at Bad Blood, although he didn't win because of his brother Kane he made Shawn Michaels bleed and he watched Shawn fall off the top of the cell and yes, he could've won the match if it hadn't been for his brother Kane and he should've been the one to become the WWF Champion at Survivor Series without screwing Bret Hart. But, Shawn Michaels is going to pay for his sins when he asks for forgiveness from The Undertaker. But he's not going to find it. And at D-Generation X. He is going to dig a hole for both Triple H, Chyna and Shawn Michaels and he will end 1997 and start off the 1998 year as the World Wrestling Federation Champion and nobody will deny The Undertaker that opportunity.
Match 5: Steve Blackman vs Mike Bell At D-Generation X. Steve Blackman will take on Marc Mero, but tonight he takes on Mike Bell in what is no doubt a walk in the park for the Lethal Weapon as he completely dominates the match over Bell and gets the win by hitting the Dragon Sleeper to get the victory. Winner: Steve Blackman
After The Match. Marc Mero enters the ring and begins to attack the Lethal Weapon and look at Mero go to town on Blackman. Mero picks up Blackman and hits the TKO to Blackman taking him down. Mero then gets in Blackman's face saying that he will see him at D-Generation X.
Match 6: #1 Contenders Match to determine who will face the New Age Outlaws at DX: In Your House The Legion of Doom vs The Blackjacks The New Age Outlaws are on commentary for the match as The LOD and The Blackjacks go at it. This should be an interesting contest between these two teams. The Blackjacks get the upper hand in this match and are surprisingly putting on a good effort but The LOD fight back and it looks like the match is about to come to an end with Animal trying to hit a Doomsday Device but Bradshaw gets Windham out of it and hits Hawk with a boot to the face knocking him out of the ring, and look at this The Blackjacks and The Legion of Doom are fighting outside the ring. The referee counts both men out and the match is a draw, so who are the #1 Contenders?. The Outlaws begin to laugh and start to walk backstage, but Sgt. Slaughter comes out and announces that at D-Generation X:. The Outlaws will defend the Tag Team Titles in a Triple Threat Match against The Blackjacks and The Legion of Doom. The Outlaws look stunned at that decision and it looks like The Outlaws's reign as Tag Team Champions may come to an end, they've been champs for the better part of 3 months. But it could end at DX. Winners: Draw
Match 7: Tag Team Match The Undertaker and Ken Shamrock vs Triple H and Shawn Michaels w/Chyna What a Tag Team Match this should be as The Undertaker & Ken Shamrock team up against D-Generation X. But they will face Michaels and Triple H in separate matches this Sunday Night. Shamrock will challenge Triple H for the European Title while Undertaker takes on Shawn Michaels in a Buried Alive Match. Taker and Shamrock gain the upper hand in this contest against DX but DX fight back and start wearing down Shamrock, but a belly to belly suplex by Shamrock takes Triple H down and Shamrock makes the tag to The Undertaker who cleans house going to town on HBK and Triple H. Taker hits snake eyes on Triple H and follows it up with a big boot and a leg drop combination. But Shawn breaks up the three count. Shamrock gets in the ring and tries to hit Shawn with a Belly to Belly Suplex but Triple H hits him with a cheap shot. Michaels and Hunter then take Shamrock out of the ring and go back to work on The Phenom. Michaels and Hunter whip Taker off the ropes but Undertaker hits a double clothesline of his own. Undertaker grabs Hunter by the throat and hits a chokeslam and he scoops Hunter up for the Tombstone Piledriver and connects with it. 1. 2. 3. And The Undertaker and Ken Shamrock have won the match. Winners: The Undertaker and Ken Shamrock
After The Match. Just as Taker starts to celebrate. Michaels comes from behind to attack Undertaker and Michaels whips Undertaker into the ropes but Taker reverses it and goes for a chokeslam on Michaels but here comes Chyna with a double sledge on The Undertaker but it doesn't faze him. Taker then grabs Chyna by the throat and attempts to take her for the ride. But Michaels sneaks in with a low blow and Michaels hits Undertaker with Sweet Chin Music, meanwhile Helmsley just got up and hits Shamrock with the European Title Belt on the outside. And now Michaels and Helmsley are destroying The Undertaker, The Undertaker may not even make it to D-Generation X. Then suddenly, the lights go out in the arena as Kane's music hits the stage and pyro explodes and there he is. Kane. Kane is here on RAW is WAR. But the question is is he here to save The Undertaker or help DX end The Undertaker tonight. Michaels and Helmsley continue to go to work on Undertaker, but here comes Kane. Kane grabs Shawn by the throat and Helmsley charges at him and hammers away at Kane but the right hands don't even faze Kane. Helmsley runs off the ropes and Kane hits a clothesline knocking Helmsley down. Michaels then gets up and hits Kane with Sweet Chin Music and Michaels celebrates thinking he's taking both Kane and The Undertaker down, but Kane sits up and so does The Undertaker. Both brothers just sat up can you believe it. Shawn tries escaping the ring but look at this. Undertaker has picked up Shawn and he's chokeslammed him to the mat. Helmsley gets up and Kane delivers a chokeslam to him as well. Chyna tries to go after Kane with a double sledge and then she hits him with a right hand but that right hand does not faze Kane. Kane then grabs Chyna by the throat, but wait he scoops Chyna up. The fans are cheering for what's about to happen to Chyna. TOMBSTONE!. Kane just tombstoned the Evil Woman to the ground. Look at the carnage Kane and The Undertaker have left again similar to what they did to the New Age Outlaws. But are they reunited?. Kane gets out of the ring and The Undertaker is looking confused at what is going on. But just as Kane starts to leave. Kane then puts his hand out in some sort of bond or friendship to his brother, Taker then starts to see what's going on and then kneels down on one knee doing his signature pose and pyros go off, and ladies and gentlemen. Kane and The Undertaker have united, What A moment on RAW is WAR and for the first time in his life, The Undertaker has a smile on his face, when have we ever seen The Undertaker smile like that?. It looks like Shawn Michaels's reign as champion is doomed. But can Shawn turn back the challenge of The Undertaker and Kane?. Taker then grabs the WWF Championship and raises it up.
Backstage, Vince McMahon is walking, The Boss who took the Stone Cold Stunner is about to make his way to the ring to address the WWF fans. What is he going to say?.
RAW returns from a break with what we just saw, Kane and The Undertaker have finally formed a bond and it looks like Shawn Michaels's days as WWF Champion may be numbered.
Returning to The Arena. Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring and there are a few World Wrestling Federation Superstars surrounding the ring except for Stone Cold, Kane, Undertaker and DX. The fans are not generally receptive to Vince McMahon for what he did in Montreal. McMahon says that as everyone knows here in the World Wrestling Federation that the cat is out of the bag, a lot of people have referred to him as the Commentator, but he is simply known as the Owner of the World Wrestling Federation. And he earned that in the 80s when he created WrestleMania I for the fans. He created the ones like Hulk Hogan, Roddy Piper, Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior, Andre The Giant, The Junkyard Dog and others because without them there would not be World Wrestling Federation. But it's because people like them they left the WWF to go for greener pastures to go to that "wrassling" business, a reference to WCW. All this time, he's tried to please people behind the scenes. And with the new era that everybody is in. He still wants to please people, but those people like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels and others are not going to disrespect him like that. Last week. Owen Hart came after him and beat him up, and tonight. Stone Cold Steve Austin stuns him again just like he did at Madison Square Garden. He spat on his father's empire last September and he spat on it again tonight. McMahon says that this is not the WWF that he's used to seeing. And if people have hatred or grief for what he did in Montreal with Bret Hart. Then that's too damn bad. Because Bret Hart deserved it, Shawn Michaels didn't screw Bret Hart. Vince McMahon never screwed Bret Hart. Bret Hart screwed Bret Hart and if Bret ever came back to the World Wrestling Federation again. He would simply slap him in the face. And yet everyone calls Vince McMahon a victim for what he did. Well guess who's the victim in all this. Bret Hart. Bret Hart played the victim card and he wanted to desecrate the WWF by trying to take the WWF Championship from that good ol "wrassling" business. But Vince refused to let Bret take the WWF Championship from him. And so he did what he had to do was to ensure that Montreal would be Bret Hart's last night in the company. But ever since then, there's been violence and there's been people pointing the finger at him. Just like Owen Hart. Just like Stone Cold Steve Austin. And The Undertaker as well. Vince says that he brought these superstars in the company and he can damn sure fire them because nobody crosses or threatens Vince McMahon and gets away with it. Vince says that with all of it being said. He Hopes All Of The Fans in Springfield, Massachusetts enjoys D-Generation X. Because he's going to enjoy it and he will be there behind the scenes. McMahon tells the crowd in Roanoke to have a good night and enjoy the PPV in their homes in Roanoke. Then suddenly, the crowd goes nuts because Owen Hart has jumped into the ring and he's going after McMahon again. Owen Hart is here. Owen Hart just tackled the WWF Chairman down to the mat. Patterson and Brisco run off but look at Owen Hart, he just knocked both of them down. Commissioner Slaughter tries reasoning with him but Owen shoves him down. Vince tries to run for his life but Owen tackles him to the mat and starts to beat the absolute hell out of Vince. Ross is screaming "Owen Hart is kicking the hell out of Vince McMahon because of what Vince did to his brother Bret at Montreal". Security then eventually appear and tackle Owen and here come some more police officers but look at this Owen is out of Security's grasp and starts to escape from where he came from. Vince is on his feet and he starts looking for Owen. Vince is telling Security to find Owen. Vince is livid and furious, but wait a minute the cameras cut to Backstage with Owen Hart making his way to the DX Locker Room with a baseball bat in hand. Owen is furious and he's not only angry with Vince McMahon. But he's angry with Shawn Michaels and Triple H cause they were the brains of the whole operation at the Survivor Series. Owen cracks the door in half with the ball bat and he enters it and he sees Shawn and Triple H. Triple H charges at him but Owen hits him with the bat and then he tries charging at Shawn but Shawn starts to get away and starts to help Triple H up. Chyna starts to go with them despite being tombstoned by Kane. How is she still on her feet after that?. Owen starts chasing Michaels, Triple H and Chyna straight to the parking lot. Michaels, Hunter and Chyna get in a vehicle but wait, Owen enters the vehicle and goes right for Triple H. Owen rams Triple H into the vehicle wall while Shawn is in the driver's seat. All hell has broken loose once again here on RAW is WAR. Owen then finally gets his hands on Shawn by attacking him and throws him out of the vehicle and wait Owen just got the vehicle. Ohhh my god, is he going to run over Shawn and Triple H?. It looks like Owen is going to try to run over Shawn Michaels and makes sure that he doesn't make it to D-Generation X for his buried alive match with The Undertaker. Owen starts the vehicle up and it looks like he's going to do it, but suddenly the Cops's voices are heard and Owen hears it and eventually he gets out of the vehicle and look at this Owen is surrendering to police. Vince McMahon is there as well. Vince starts screaming saying "Take his ass to jail". The cops start to arrest Owen similar to last week but Michaels gets to his feet and hits Owen with a right hand that the cops have to restrain Michaels as well. The police eventually get Owen to the car with Michaels and Helmsley screaming at him. Michaels and Helmsley watch the cop car leave as they tell Owen to "suck it". Michaels then sees Vince McMahon and gets in the face of Vince and tells Vince that as far as the Buried Alive Match goes this Sunday. He wants to invite Owen Hart to D-Generation X so that Owen can publically see what Michaels will do to The Undertaker at Buried Alive if Vince can make it happen. RAW goes off the air with Vince having a stressed and worried look on his face. What A Bad Night for the Chairman.