Live from Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
You know the drill.
Before the show, we get a video package of highlights from JWL WrestleMania I.
Opening Tag Team Match: The All-Stars ("Mr. Technical" Barry Horowitz and The Brooklyn Brawler) vs. Kwang and Ken Stasiowski
LG: "The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, first, from Osaka, Japan, weighing in at 180 lbs., KWANG! And his partner, from Anchorage, AK, weighing in at 235 lbs., KEN STASIOWSKI!"
("Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba plays)
LG: "And their opponents, at a total combined weight of 461 lbs., from St. Petersburg, FL, 'MR. TECHNICAL' BARRY HOROWITZ and from Brooklyn, NY, THE BROOKLYN BRAWLER, THE ALL-STARS!"
Barry and Brawler immediately take control and never lose it, dominating with matwork. Barry gets the pin with the Winnerplex (Northern Lights Suplex) on Kwang at 3:00.
LG: "Here are your winners, THE ALL-STARS!"
Barry and the Brawler take their bows and celebrate their win with the fans. As they head toward the ramp, they are cut off when American Badass Inc.'s Undertaker, Ron Simmons and D-Lo Brown and the Clique's Shawn Michaels, HHH and X-Pac make their way out and fight all over the place. JR explains that apparently the Clique is angry since ABI member Jacqueline forced Chyna out of the JWL at WrestleMania by winning the Loser-Leaves-JWL match. Officials and security come out to break up the fight.
(Luna Vachon video package)
Luna Vachon vs. Heather Lee Millard
LG: "The following women's contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Syracuse, NY, HEATHER LEE MILLARD!"
LG: "And her opponent, representing the Misfits, from the Other Side of Darkness, LUNA VACHON!"
Luna is, not surprisingly, in a bad mood, and she takes it out on Heather. DDT and top rope splash finish in 2:00.
LG: "Here is your winner, LUNA VACHON!"
Luna takes the mic.
LUNA: "Sable - Miss SAAAAble! You still have three weeks to reconsider your decision to come to the JWL. You can save yourself a lot of trouble and pain and suffering by staying home. Because if you do come to the JWL, all I can promise is that you MIGHT live to regret it!"
Luna throws down the mic and leaves. JR adds that he is worried for Sable after hearing Luna.
(Video package covering the feud between the Shooters and the Clique, ending with footage of "The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman making "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels tap out to the reverse triangular choke on Episode 33.)
"The Lethal Weapon" Steve Blackman vs. HHH
LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall."
LG: "Introducing first, representing the Clique, from Greenwich, CT, weighing in at 270 lbs., HHH!"
Crowd boos more.
("Lethal Weapon" by Ice-T plays)
LG: "And his opponent, representing the Shooters, from Annville, PA, weighing in at 246 lbs., 'THE LETHAL WEAPON' STEVE BLACKMAN!"
JR informs us that HHH specifically requested this match.
The match starts and an uncharacteristically cheerful Blackman attacks with chops and kicks. HHH counters with his knee stuff. HHH gets a knee to the gut and a facebreaker for 2. More knee stuff, followed by a legsweep for 2. Blackman comes back with a dropkick and a legwhip for 2. HHH blocks a kick and hits a DDT for 2. More back and forth action, until HHH is able to hit the Pedigree for the pin at 7:00. Crowd boos.
LG: "Here is your winner, HHH!"
HHH trash-talks Blackman and beats him up some more. Shawn Michaels comes out and joins in the beating, which lasts until Ken Shamrock and Al Snow come out to make the save.
Crush (w/"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes) vs. Chuck Palumbo
LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Providence, RI, weighing in at 270 lbs., CHUCK PALUMBO!"
(Crush's WWE theme plays)
LG: "And his opponent, being led to the ring by 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes and representing Dusty's Dream Team, from Tampa, FL, weighing in at 315 lbs., CRUSH!"
Crush does just that, mauling Palumbo and finishing with the tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for the pin at 3:00.
LG: "Here is your winner, CRUSH!"
The Nasty Boys and the One Man Gang come out and join their stablemates in a beatdown on Palumbo. However, they are interrupted when someone familiar appears on the JWL-Tron.
Paul is sitting in a fancy office.
PAUL: "Dusty, you think that you and your group of wretched has-beens are going to control the JWL? Your Dream Team will never be a match for my DANGEROUS ALLIANCE! That's right. This is not Paul Heyman speaking. This is PAUL E. DANGEROUSLY! I will soon present the members of the Dangerous Alliance. I ensure that they represent an elite, quite the opposite of the Dream Team. The JWL will soon get a lot more DANGEROUS!"
(Video package covering the feud between the Misfits and High Standards)
Crowbar (w/Daffney Unger) vs. Bret "The Hitman" Hart (w/Mr. Bob Backlund)
LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall."
LG: "Introducing first, 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!"
Backlund rants a bit on the mic and hands it back to Lillian.
("Head Like a Hole" by nine inch nails plays)
LG: "And his opponent, being led to the ring by Daffney Unger and representing the Misfits, from Rutherford, NJ, weighing in at 230 lbs., CROWBAR!"
JR notes that these two are very unlikely opponents. Tenay points out that both men are former WCW World Tag Team Champions, Crowbar with David Flair and Bret with Goldberg.
Bret takes control immediately with his usual excellent mat stuff. He gets a vertical suplex for 2. Crowbar fights back with dropkicks, armdrags and a DDT for 2. Another 2 count. Bret comes back and controls some more. Bret works over Crowbar's leg to set up the Sharpshooter. The crowd is into this, cheering for Crowbar and booing Bret. Daffney pounds on the ring apron to encourage Crowbar. Crowbar fights back with aerial stuff, getting some 2 counts. Bret goes back to the knee to prevent any more of that. Then it's the Vertical Suplex, Russian Legsweep, Side Backbreaker, Second Rope Elbow Drop and the Sharpshooter for the tap out at 7:00. Crowd boos.
LG: "Here is your winner, BRET 'THE HITMAN' HART!"
We see highlights of the Benoit-Rock match for the JWL World Heavyweight Title at JWL WrestleMania I. JR informs everyone that the Rock has demanded a rematch tonight and that match is our main event tonight.
Main Event, JWL World Heavyweight Title: "The Crippler" Chris Benoit © vs. The Rock
LG: "The following contest is our main event. It is for the JWL World Heavyweight Title and is scheduled for one fall."
("If You Smell..." plays)
LG: "Introducing first, representing the Royals, from Miami, FL, weighing in at 270 lbs., THE ROCK!"
LG: "And his opponent, representing the Four Horsemen, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 220 lbs., he is the JWL World Heavyweight Champion, 'THE CRIPPLER' CHRIS BENOIT!"
Rock attacks Benoit before the bell and takes control with his usual stuff. Rock hits a powerslam for 2. More Rock stuff. Benoit fights back with chops and suplexes. Benoit hits a belly-to-back suplex for 2. Benoit stomps away. Rock comes back and goes to work with power stuff. Rock gets a couple of 2 counts. Benoit fights back with the usual stuff. Rock fights back and goes for the Rock Bottom, but Benoit catches the arm and takes Rock down into the Crippler Crossface for the tap out at 12:00!
LG: "Here is your winner, and STILL the JWL World Heavyweight Champion, 'THE CRIPPLER' CHRIS BENOIT!"
End of show.