The JWL [Episode 23]

Live from the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Asbury Park, NJ

You know the drill.

Opening Match: The Outsiders (Scott Hall and Kevin Nash) vs. Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak

LG: "The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. Introducing first, from San Antonio, TX, weighing in at 261 lbs., GARRISON CADE! And his partner, from Auburn, NY, weighing in at 253 lbs., MARK JINDRAK!"

No reaction.

(The standard NWO music plays)

Crowd boos.

LG: "And their opponents, representing the Clique, at a total combined weight of 616 lbs., from Minneapolis, MN, SCOTT HALL and from Detroit, MI, KEVIN NASH, THE OUTSIDERS!"

More boos.

The Outsiders win a squash, with Hall doing just about all the work, with Nash contributing only a big boot or two. Hall hits the Razor's Edge on Jindrak for the pin at 3:35.

LG: "Here are your winners, THE OUTSIDERS!"

JR announces that the JWL will soon start a tournament to crown the new JWL World Tag Team Champions, with the semifinals and finals to be held at WrestleMania. JR adds that the first round will start at the next show.

Here are the brackets for the first round.

The Hardy Boyz
The New Age Outlaws

Tommy Dreamer and the Sandman
The Dudley Boys

Diamond Dallas Page and Christian

The Faces of Fear
The Outsiders

Big Van Vader and Bam Bam Bigelow

Mikey Whipwreck and Yoshihiro Tajiri
Kurt Angle and Christopher Nowinski

Ric Flair and Arn Anderson
Raven and Stevie Richards

Perry Saturn and Gangrel
Jeff Jarrett and Scott Steiner

JR notes that the collapse of the APA leaves it unclear who DDP and Christian will face in the first round, though it will be a team from American Badass Inc.

(Video package covering the feud between the Hardcore Alliance and the Royals)

Masato Tanaka (w/"The Hardcore Legend" Terry Funk) vs. Rob Van Dam (w/Jerry "The King" Lawler)

LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall. It is a No-DQ, no-countout, anything goes match."

("One of a Kind" by Breaking Point plays)

LG: "Making his way to the ring, being accompanied by Jerry 'The King' Lawler and representing The Royals, from Battle Creek, MI, weighing in at 236 lbs., ROB VAN DAM!"

RVD does his pointing to himself pose and mouths his own introduction. The heels get in the ring and Lawler insults everyone in the crowd, while RVD jumps around and poses.

("D-A-N-G-A-N" plays)

LG: "His opponent, being accompanied to the ring by 'The Hardcore Legend' Terry Funk and representing The Hardcore Alliance, from Tokyo, Japan, weighing in at 250 lbs., MASATO TANAKA!"

Crowd cheers.

Tanaka tears into RVD, beating him up all over the place. Plenty of plunder gets used. Funk takes out Lawler with the branding iron. Finally, Tanaka counters the Vandaminator with a Rolling Elbow for the pin at 6:00.

LG: "Here is your winner, MASATO TANAKA!"

We go to a ranch in Texas. Country music plays over the scene. All of a sudden, a large and very familiar man enters the scene.

Oh, no, it's...




"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes!

DUSTY: "J DUBBA L! Bottom line is, the American Dream is commin soon, and I'm bringing mah Dream Team. You may not lahk it, but we weel leaf you flubbergasted, if you weeel."


Back to the ring.

Jacqueline vs. Elle Alexander

LG: "The following women's contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Los Angeles, CA, ELLE ALEXANDER!"

No reaction.

(Jacqueline's music plays)

LG: "And her opponent, representing American Badass Inc., from Dallas, TX, JACQUELINE!"

Crowd cheers.

Easy squash for Jacqueline, finishing Elle off with the Tornado DDT at 2:20.

LG: "Here is your winner, JACQUELINE!"

(Note: Elle was Danger in WOW)

Joey Styles comes out to interview Jacqueline.

JOEY: "Jacqueline, at the last show, you challenged 'The 9th Wonder of the World' Chyna to a match at JWL WrestleMania I. So far, she has not responded to your challenge."

JACQUELINE: "Joey Styles, I'll tell you why she hasn't responded. She's afraid. She knows that if I can beat her, she won't look so intimidating anymore. Well, Chyna, you big skank, I am still challenging you for WrestleMania. What I want to know is, do you have the guts to respond?"

(New Jack and Spike Dudley video package)

Hardcore Tag Team Match: "The Original Gangsta" New Jack and Little Spike Dudley vs. Rodney Leinhardt and Pete Gasparino

LG: "The following hardcore tag team match is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, first, from Greenwich, CT, at a total combined weight of 506 lbs., RODNEY LEINHARDT AND PETE GASPARINO"

("Natural Born Killaz" plays)

New Jack and Spike rush to the ring with the plunder, as Lillian wisely gets out of the way. Basically, a bloody, violent extended squash, as the Hardcores slaughter the jobbers. The crowd cheers every weapon shot. Both of the jobbers bleed. New Jack hits the 187 (top rope chairshot) on Rodney and Spike hits the Acid Drop on Pete for stero pins at 4:30.

LG: "Here are your winners, the team of 'THE ORIGINAL GANGSTA' NEW JACK and LITTLE SPIKE DUDLEY!"

Replay of the Dusty Rhodes promo.


Joey Styles is in the ring.

JOEY: "Ladies and gentlemen, it is my privilege tonight to welcome my guest at this time, she is the '9th Wonder of the World,' CHYNA!"

("Who I Am" plays, as Chyna makes her way to the ring.)

JOEY: "Chyna, you have yet to respond to Jacqueline's challenge for a match at WrestleMania. Why have you not responded?"

CHYNA: "Look, let's be serious here. Look at me, and then look at her. She's so small. She wouldn't stand a chance against me. I'd crush her. She's just jealous of my fame and my beauty and my success. She's not in my league and she knows it. I certainly want to be involved at WrestleMania, but it will not be in a match against Jacqueline."

All of a sudden, JACQUELINE ATTACKS! She runs out of the crowd and nearly spears Chyna. Jacqueline slugs away until referees and security are able to separate the women.

(Bigelow and Vader video package)

Big Van Vader and "The Beast from the East" Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Marcus Bagwell and Kwang

LG: "The following tag team match is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, first, from Marietta, GA, weighing in at 247 lbs., MARCUS BAGWELL! And his partner, from Osaka, Japan, weighing in at 180 lbs., KWANG!"

("Mastodon" plays)

Crowd cheers.

LG: "And their opponents, representing the Shooters, first from the Rocky Mountains, weighing in at 458 lbs., BIG VAN VADER! And his partner, from Asbury Park, NJ weighing in at 325 lbs., 'THE BEAST FROM THE EAST' BAM BAM BIGELOW!"

Crowd cheers.

Total squash for the Shooters, as they toss the jobbers around with ease. Vadersault on Bagwell finishes at 2:35.

LG: "Here are your winners, the team of BIG VAN VADER and BAM BAM BIGELOW!"

(Molly Holly video package)

(Harley's Angels video package)

Main Event, JWL Women's Title: Molly Holly vs. Charlie Davidson

LG: "The following women's contest is our main event and is for the JWL Women's Title."

("Born to Be Wild" plays)

LG: "Introducing first, the challenger. She is led to the ring by Harley's Angels members Thug and EZ Ryder, from Houston, TX, CHARLIE DAVIDSON!"

Crowd boos.

("Revolution" by the Beatles plays)

LG: "And her opponent, representing the Revolution, she is the JWL Women's Champion, from Mobile, AL, MOLLY HOLLY!"

Crowd cheers.

Before the match, referee Jimmy Korderas banishes Thug and EZ from ringside. They object, but leave without incident.

Molly and Charlie have an exciting, well-worked match with several near-falls. Finally, Molly comes back and finishes off Charlie with the Molly-Go-Round to retain at 7:00.

LG: "Here is your winner and still JWL Women's Champion, MOLLY HOLLY!"

End of show.