Live from the Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
You know the drill.
Before we can even get to our first match, we see JWL World Heavyweight Champion "The Crippler" Chris Benoit and the Rock brawling throughout the arena, as refs and officials try to separate them, but get knocked down in the process. JR hypes the Benoit-Rock World Title main event at JWL WrestleMania I.
Opening match: Jacqueline vs. Christina Tomaziesski Colby
LG: "The following women's contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Sweet Home, OR, CHRISTINA TOMAZIESSKI COLBY!"
("Black Cat" plays)
LG: "And her opponent, representing American Badass Inc., from Dallas, TX, JACQUELINE!"
Jackie wins with the Tornado DDT at 1:05.
LG: "Here is your winner, JACQUELINE!"
Chyna attacks post-match and they fight to the back, as JR plugs their loser-leaves-JWL match at WrestleMania.
(Video package covering the feud between Team Xtreme and Raven's Nest)
The Hurricane and "Sensational" Shannon Moore vs. The Dudley Boys (Bubba Ray and D-Von)
LG: "The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall."
("Turn the Tables" plays)
LG: "Introducing first, representing Raven's Nest, from Dudleyville, at a total combined weight of 585 lbs., BUBBA RAY AND D-VON, THE DUDLEY BOYS!"
("Eye of the Hurricane" plays)
LG: "And their opponents, representing Team Xtreme, first from the Hall of Justice, weighing in at 191 lbs., THE HURRICANE! And his partner, from Cameron, NC, weighing in at 175 lbs., 'SENSATIONAL' SHANNON MOORE!"
The Hurricane and Moore put on an intense, exciting performance, overwhelming the Dudleys with their speed, agility, and aerial techniques. Hurricane CHOKESLAMS D-Von and Moore finishes with the Halo (corkscrew moonsault) for the pin at 7:00!
LG: "Here are your winners, THE HURRICANE AND 'SENSATIONAL' SHANNON MOORE!"
(Bret Hart video package)
Bret "The Hitman" Hart (w/Mr. Bob Backlund) vs. Chuck Palumbo
LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Providence, RI, weighing in at 280 lbs., CHUCK PALUMBO!"
LG: "And his opponent, being led to the ring by Mr. Bob Backlund and representing High Standards, from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 235 lbs., BRET 'THE HITMAN' HART!"
Bret wins with the Sharpshooter at 3:00.
LG: "Here is your winner, BRET 'THE HITMAN' HART!"
(Video package covering the feud between the Shooters and the Clique)
"The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman vs. "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels
LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall."
("Sexy Boy" plays)
LG: "Introducing first, representing The Clique, from San Antonio, TX, weighing in at 235 lbs., 'THE HEARTBREAK KID' SHAWN MICHAELS!"
LG: "And his opponent, representing The Shooters, from Annville, PA, weighing in at 242 lbs., 'THE LETHAL WEAPON' STEVE BLACKMAN!"
Blackman charges in and immediately goes to work with kicks and chops. He controls with an intensity that most would not associate with him. Shawn bails to the floor to stall, but Blackman is right out there after him. Shawn seems distracted by the fact that Chyna isn't out there, as she was the first time these two met at Episode 14 due to her brawling with Jacqueline earlier. Shawn gets focused and takes control with his usual stuff, but Blackman fights back and takes control of Shawn's arm. Finally, Blackman gets Shawn down and hooks in the reverse triangular choke. Shawn resists but, to everyone's shock, TAPS OUT at 6:30!
LG: "Here is your winner, 'THE LETHAL WEAPON' STEVE BLACKMAN!"
JR: "Mah god, I can't believe it! 'The Heartbreak Kid' Shawn Michaels has just TAPPED OUT to 'The Lethal Weapon' Steve Blackman! This is unbelievable!"
Blackman is jumping for joy and running around and celebrating with the fans. The rest of the Shooters, Vader, Bigelow, Ken Shamrock, Al Snow, Norman Smiley and Little Guido Maritato come out to celebrate with him. They hoist him up on their shoulders and carry Blackman around the ring area and finally up the ramp.
We look at the brackets for the second round of the JWL World Tag Team Title Tournament.
("*" means winning team)
The New Age Outlaws* vs. Dreamer/Sandman
The Faces of Fear vs. DDP/Christian
Angle/Nowinski* vs. Vader/Bigelow
Gangrel/Saturn* vs. Raven/Richards
Main Event, Second Round, JWL World Tag Team Title Tournament: The Faces of Fear (w/"The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan) vs. Diamond Dallas Page and Christian (w/Jerry "The King" Lawler)
LG: "The following tag team contest is the last match in the second round of the JWL World Tag Team Title Tournament. It is our main event and is scheduled for one fall."
("Self-High Five" plays)
LG: "Introducing first, being led to the ring by Jerry 'The King' Lawler and representing the Royals, first, from Atlanta, GA, weighing in at 253 lbs., DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE! And his partner, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 215 lbs., CHRISTIAN!"
(The Faces of Fear's music plays)
LG: "And their opponents, being led to the ring by 'The Taskmaster' Kevin Sullivan and representing The Dungeon of Doom, at a total combined weight of 575 lbs., from the Kingdom of Tonga, MENG and THE BARBARIAN, THE FACES OF FEAR!"
The FOF and the Royals have a hard-hitting, exciting, well-paced, well-worked match. After several minutes of back-and-forth offense, Barbarian fights off a double-team and makes the HOT tag to Meng to an enormous pop. Meng cleans house and finishes Christian with the Tongan Death Grip to advance at 12:00.
LG: "Here are your winners, advancing to the semifinals of the JWL World Tag Team Title Tournament at WrestleMania, THE FACES OF FEAR!"
Here are the brackets for the semifinals.
The New Age Outlaws vs. The Faces of Fear
Angle/Nowinski vs. Gangrel/Saturn
End of show.