The JWL [Episode 36]

Live from Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY

You know the drill.

We go right to Joey Styles in the ring.

JOEY: "Ladies and gentlemen, it is my honor to introduce my guest at this time, a man I have interviewed many times over the years. Please welcome, 'The Human Suplex Machine' TAZ!"

("War Machine" plays and orange smoke comes up as Taz makes his way to the ring with his trademark towel over his head.)

Taz takes the mic from Joey.

TAZ: "CHRIS BENOIT! We've never been friends. We didn't get along too well 10 years ago in ECW and we ain't friends now. You've been defending the JWL World Heavyweight Title against the Rock. I beat the Rock in less than five minutes before you even won the title. Where the hell are my title shots? I'll tell you where they are, brother. Right here tonight. So, Benoit, get your ass out here right now and answer my challenge. The mood is about to change. Because I'm Taz, the Human Suplex Machine. Beat me if you can. SURVIVE IF I LET YOU!"

("Rabid" hits, bringing out Benoit.)

BENOIT: "TAZ! I heard what you said and I accept your challenge. You will get your title shot tonight. I will retain my title and you will not PROVE ME WRONG!"

JR: "Mah gawd, what a main event! BENOIT VS. TAZ!"

(Undertaker video package)

Opening Match: The Undertaker vs. Sylvian Grenier

LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, weighing in at 235 lbs., SYLVIAN GRENIER!"

("American Bad Ass" plays)

Crowd pops.

LG: "And his opponent, representing American Badass Inc., from Houston, TX, weighing in at 328 lbs., THE UNDERTAKER!"

Big pop.

Taker wins an easy squash with the Last Ride at 2:30.

LG: "Here is your winner, THE UNDERTAKER!"

Taker gets no chance to celebrate, as Rhino runs in and gores him. Rhino raises his arms in victory and leaves.

SABLE

COMING NEXT WEEK

(Luna Vachon video package)

Women's Handicap Match: Luna Vachon vs. Joy Giovanni and Michelle McCool-Alexander

LG: "The following women's handicap match is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, first, from Boston, MA, JOY GIOVANNI! And from Palatka, FL, MICHELLE MCCOOL-ALEXANDER!"

("Blood" plays)

Crowd pops.

LG: "And their opponent, representing the Misfits, from the Other Side of Darkness, LUNA VACHON!"

Luna wins after 2:00 of utter brutality.

LG: "Here is your winner, LUNA VACHON!"

Luna takes a mic.

LUNA: "Sable - Miss SAAAAble! You obviously refused to heed my warnings. You show up next week, and anything that happens to you will be YOUR FAULT!"

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

Mikey Whipwreck vs. Diamond Dallas Page

LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall."

("Self High-Five" plays)

Crowd boos.

LG: "Introducing first, representing the Royals, from New Jersey, weighing in at 253 lbs., DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE!"

("Pepper" by the Butthole Surfers plays)

LG: "And his opponent, representing the Hardcore Alliance, from Buffalo, NY, weighing in at 187 lbs., MIKEY WHIPWRECK!"

Crowd cheers.

Mikey and DDP have an exciting, well-paced match filled with solid wrestling. Both guys get several 2-counts on the other. Mikey misses a big splash, and DDP capitalizes and finishes with the Diamond Cutter at 8:30. Crowd boos.

LG: "Here is your winner, DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE!"

(Commercials)

Back to the ring.

We look back at the first-round JWL World Tag Team Title Tournament match where Raven and Stevie Richards scored a shocking upset victory over Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.

"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson vs. Stevie Richards

LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall."

("Come Out and Play" hits, as Stevie climbs over the guardrail and enters the ring.)

LG: "Introducing first, representing Ravenís Nest, from Philadelphia, PA, weighing in at 227 lbs., STEVIE RICHARDS!"

Crowd boos.

("The Four Horsemen" by Metallica plays)

Crowd cheers.

LG: "And his opponent, representing the Four Horsemen, from Minneapolis, MN, weighing in at 255 lbs., 'THE ENFORCER' ARN ANDERSON!"

AA attacks first and takes Stevie down to the mat. Arn hits a vertical suplex and goes to work on Stevieís arm. Hammerlock slam gets 2. Stevie bails to the floor but Arn follows him. Stevie tries to climb over the guardrail to retreat but Raven decks him and shoves him to the floor, then smacks him around, as AA looks at this scene in confusion. Raven tells Stevie, "You made me do that! I didnít want to, but you made me!" Raven sends Stevie facefirst to the ringpost and sits down again. Arn, figuring that the situation is resolved, grabs Stevie and rolls him back into the ring. Stevie fights back, who knows how, with some elbows and clotheslines. Stevie hits a dropkick for 2. Then a powerslam for 2. Stevie hits a DDT, but AA is too close to the ropes. Stevie tries for a suplex, but AA blocks it and hits one of his own. Stevie keeps coming back though, frustrating AA. Stevie misses a blind charge and AA hits the Spinebuster for the pin at 7:30.

LG: "Here is your winner, 'THE ENFORCER' ARN ANDERSON!"

The Dudleys attack Arn after the match, and Ric Flair and Dean Malenko make the save with chairs. Arn needs help being led to the back.

(One Man Gang video package)

The One Man Gang (w/"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes) vs. Marcus Bagwell

LG: "The following contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Marietta, GA, weighing in at 240 lbs., MARCUS BAGWELL!"

("Imperial March" plays)

Crowd boos.

LG: "And his opponent, being led to the ring by 'The American Dream' Dusty Rhodes and representing Dusty's Dream Team, from Chicago, IL, weighing in at 450 lbs., THE ONE MAN GANG!"

Gang wins an easy squash with the 747 at 2:30.

LG: "Here is your winner, THE ONE MAN GANG!"

OMG's stablemates, the Nasty Boys and Crush, come out for a post-match beatdown. Then Paul E. Dangerously appears on the JWL-Tron.

PAUL: "Last week I introduced the first member of my Dangerous Alliance, the monster BROCK LESNAR! This week, I will introduce two new members who are also elite athletes, quite unlike Dusty's Dream Team. Please welcome....

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SHELTON BENJAMIN AND CHARLIE HAAS, THE WORLD'S GREATEST TAG TEAM!"

Haas and Benjamin join Paul E. and Lesnar.

We see clips of the WGTT's run in WWE.

PAUL: "We don't care how big or mean your guys are Dusty, because your Dream Team could never match the sheer talent of BROCK LESNAR and THE WORLD'S GREATEST TAG TEAM! We will make the JWL much 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."

("Hitman" plays)

Crowd boos.

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.

("Terrible Lie" 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!"

Crowd cheers.

Bret and Crowbar have a solid, well-worked scientific match with plenty of good moves from both guys. Crowbar misses a top rope splash and Bret capitalizes and gets the Sharpshooter for the tapout at 7:00.

LG: "Here is your winner, BRET 'THE HITMAN' HART!"

(Commercials)

Back to the ring.

We see clips of the JWL World Tag Team Title Tournament Semifinal between the Faces of Fear and the New Age Outlaws.

JWL World Tag Team Title: The Faces of Fear (w/"The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart) © vs. The New Age Outlaws

LG: "The following contest is for the JWL World Tag Team Titles and is scheduled for one fall."

("Oh You Didn't Know" plays)

ROAD DOGG: "YOU DAMN RIGHT! THATíS RIGHT IT'S ME, IT'S ME, IT'S THAT D-O-DOUBLE-G! ROLLING ONCE AGAIN WITH MR. A-DOUBLE-S, MR. A-DOUBLE-CROOKED-LETTER!"

The Outlaws enter the ring.

ROAD DOGG: "Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages. The Clique proudly brings to you its (under his breath "soon-to-be") JWL TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS OF THE WORRRRRLD! (Points to himself) THE ROAD DOGG JESSE JAMMES! (Points to Gunn) THE BADASS BILLY GUNN! THE NEW AGE OUTLAWS!"

(The Faces of Fear's music plays)

Crowd cheers.

LG: "And their opponents, being led to the ring by 'The Mouth of the Southí Jimmy Hart and representing the Dungeon of Doom, at a total combined weight of 610 lbs., from the Kingdom of Tonga, MENG, and from the Samoan Islands, THE BARBARIAN, the JWL World Tag Team Champions, THE FACES OF FEAR!"

The champs dominate and Meng pins Gunn with the Tongan Death Grip at 7:00.

LG: "Here are your winners, and STILL JWL World Tag Team Champions, THE FACES OF FEAR!"

(Chris Benoit video package)

(Taz video package)

Main Event, JWL World Heavyweight Title: "The Crippler" Chris Benoit © vs. "The Human Suplex Machine" Taz

LG: "The following contest is our main event. It is for the JWL World Heavyweight Championship and is scheduled for one fall."

("War Machine" and orange smoke bring out Taz.)

Crowd boos.

LG: "Introducing first, the challenger. From the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY, weighing in at 248 lbs., he is 'The Human Suplex Machine,' this...is...TAZ!"

("Rabid" plays)

Crowd cheers.

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!"

Benoit and Taz have an exciting, stiff, hard-hitting match with great moves from both guys. Benoit fights back from the Tazplexes and hits the Rolling German Suplexes, the Diving Headbutt and the Crippler Crossface for the tapout at 20:00.

LG: "Here is your winner, and STILL JWL World Heavyweight Champion, 'THE CRIPPLER' CHRIS BENOIT!"

End of show.