Foreword

The Heartbreak Kid came and he conquered… The task of Kurt Angle and Randy Orton was overcome with ease after Shawn Michaels landed a diving elbow drop on Randy Orton to score the pinfall victory. The Heartbreak Kid has set the marker for the business yet again after he raised the bar yet one more time on Nitro… This week, Michaels has been forced to tag with his old aWa Tag Team partner, Matt Jannetty. Some may have seen this as the chance to renew old friendships and for The Rockers to rejoin together once again. The Heartbreak Kid and Matt Jannetty have other ideas… They both can’t wait to get their hands on each other. Jannetty was thrown through a barber shop window by The Heartbreak kid and now, he wants revenge… Whilst Michaels is out to finish what he started… However, the 2 enemies will have to co-exist if they have genuine World Title aspirations. This week, they fight the dangerous pairing of Rhyno and Goldberg… Can Jannetty and Michaels work together and pull off the victory or is their hatred for each other too much to withstand a pop at each other? One thing is for sure… The Showstopper always steals the show!

Scene

The scene opens with Shawn Michaels sitting in front of his video player… he is furiously rewinding from the clip on Nitro where Marty Jannetty is announced as his Tag Team partner for the Lethal Lottery World Title Tournament by Eric Bischoff. Shawn Michaels is not impressed, he can’t stand Jannetty and he can’t believe he has been made to team with his very much EX Tag Team partner. Sid is watching the screen too…

Shawn Michaels: Can ya’ believe The Bisch did this to me?! It’s damn ridiculous… I have ta’ team up with Jannetty! Jannetty!! I carried that punk’s ass for 2 years straight…

Psycho Sid: You did that Shawn!

Shawn Michaels: If it hadn’t been for me… If it hadn’t been for The Heartbreak Kid… The Rockers would have died on their ass. And now, Aitch Bee Kay’s gotta’ do it all over again… The Rockers never existed… There was only 1 damn rocker… and that’s me, Shawn Michaels! There’s only 1 guy that’s gonna’ be the World Champion… and that’s The Heartbreak Kid… I don’t need Jannetty’s help… I never needed Jannetty… Jannetty’s always needed me! So when I’m done kickin’ everyone else’s ass… I’m gonna’ finish what I started… and take that piece of crap out PERIOD!

Psycho Sid: I’LL TAKE HIM OUT FOR YA’!

Shawn Michaels: Haha… You can take out anyone ya want Big Sid… except for Marty Jannetty! He’s mine!

Psycho Sid: I WANT A PIECE OF GOLDBERG!

Shawn Michaels: Ohh, you can have a piece of Greenberg, take as many pieces out as ya’ want… He thinks he’s special cos he beat a few top-draw jobbers back in Dubbya Cee Dubbya… You call that a streak pal! You just watch the streak that Aitch Bee Kay’s gonna’ have here in Enn Dubbya Dubbya Ehh! I kicked Orton and Angle’s ass last week… I knocked their heads off with some Sweet Chin Music! I’m not next Goldberg… YOU’RE NEXT you bald-headed goofball!

Psycho Sid: I WANNA MAKE HIM NEXT!

Shawn Michaels: Then, you make him next big guy… You take Greenberg out and give him the beating of his damn life! The Showstopper ain’t gonna’ take that ‘streak’ crap from nobody… I’ve beaten the biggest and best guys in the business and there ain’t never been a guy good enough to keep me down… Goldberg, you can’t keep me down… You ain’t even in my league! I’ve been settin’ the benchmark… the marker… I’ve been at the pinnacle of this business when you were still in pre-school… and that was just a couple’a years ago, haha…

Psycho Sid: Haha…

Shawn Michaels: And you call your wins in Dubbya Cee Dubbya a streak! A STREAK! How can ya call that a streak if ya didn’t even face The Heartbreak kid?! That ain’t no streak… that’s just a sorry excuse for one! And ya know why ya didn’t face Aitch Bee Kay… It was cos ya ran scared pal… You were scared of getting’ your ass handed to ya’ by good ol’ Aitch Bee Kay! This week… the streak ends… it’s over… finished… end… of… story… Cos The Heartbreak Kid’s gonna be in town! I’m takin’ you out pal… I’m gonna knock your head off with some Sweet Chin Music! And finally the world will see the true colours of Bill Goldberg… and ya know what that colour is, Big Sid?!

Shawn pauses for a second looking at Sid… Sid is brainless and doesn’t have a clue what colour Shawn is referring to. Shawn laughs and then announces it.

Shawn Michaels: YELLOW! Haha…

Psycho Sid: Haha… GOLDBERG’S NOTHING BUT A YELLOW-BELLIED PUNK!

Shawn Michaels: You know what makes me laugh Sid… you know what’s real funny?! I have to team with Jannetty to take on some washed-up Eee-Cee-Dubbya punk Rhyno when I could take him out like… THAT *clicks fingers*… on my own! I don’t need Jannetty… I am the Icon, The Showstopper, The Main-Event… I am a one man band and there ain’t no room for no-one else! There’s only enough spotlight for The Heartbreak Kid… and rest assured, I always take the spotlight! I am The Headliner for Christ sake!

Shawn shakes his head at the situation… He is caught in a match with a couple of guys that he is certain he can beat all on his own but he is forced to team with a man he literally hates with a passion. Shawn takes a deep breath…

Shawn Michaels: Rhyno… he ain’t nothin’ but a wannabe Aitch Bee Kay… I’ve seen the way he looks at me… I’ve seen him lookin’ at the merchandise! Rhyno is jealous of me… and hell, I don’t blame him… I’d be jealous if I was this damn good. But believe me Rhyno… there is only 1 Heartbreak Kid… I have the sole rights to this… This belongs to me… Shawn Michaels… But soon, your punk ass is gonna’ belong to Aitch Bee Kay! I am going to own you Rhyno! I haven’t just got your number pal… I’ve taken your number and repossessed it! Cos when I’m done with you Rhyno, you won’t exist… You’ll just be another punk who’s got his ass kicked by yours truly!

Michaels rewinds the video 1 more time and we see the announcement of Jannetty being Shawn’s partner 1 more time… Shawn goes mad at it and begins to rant about Jannetty once more.

Shawn Michaels: This match… it should be Goldberg and Rhyno versus The Heartbreak Kid. Handicap Match! You know what, I’d like that… I wouldn’t have to worry about some screw-up costing me the damn title. Jannetty’s doing nothin’ but crampin’ my style… and nobody cramps my style! I ain’t takin’ no more bullcrap from Jannetty… he’s gonna’ do exactly what I say… he’s gonna’ stay outta’ the ring and let The Heartbreak Kid get on with the job… and you know what that job is Big Sid?! That job is winning the Enn-Dubbya-Dubbya-Ehh World Title…

Shawn stops the video and takes it out of the video recorder, he throws it in the bin and that’s the end of that.

Shawn Michaels: I don’t see why I have to beat Rhyno and Goldberg… they ain’t even in my league! I made it clear to The Bisch that I wanted the best matches… the best competition… I want main-event matches cos’ there ain’t no way The Heartbreak Kid’s anythin’ but main-event material… This Sunday night, Shawn Michaels is gonna’ steal the show once again… Rhyno and Goldberg, you bring the best you’ve got boys… You bring your a-game of all a-games… Cos’ The Heartbreak Kid’s gonna bring his… I will be at my best this coming Sunday… With or without Jannetty! So get ready to dance to the music guys…

Psycho Sid: RHYNO AND GOLDBERG ARE GONNA’ BE TAKEN OUT! Haha…

Shawn Michaels: Haha… That’s right big man!

The scene fades to static… Shawn Michaels and Marty Jannetty will team up against Rhyno and Goldberg on this week’s coming Nitro. These 2 men hate each other but will they be able to put their hatred aside and work together to get 1 step closer to the World Title? There is a means to an end… but they must endure their hatred and save it for when they can get their hands on each other. Will Jannetty and Michaels work together or will they screw themselves over? The Showstopper will be in town on this coming Nitro so anything can happen!