The JWL [Episode 5]

Live from The Ice Palace, Tampa, FL.


You know the drill

Opening match: Meng (w/The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan) vs. "The Franchise" Shane Douglas (w/"The Head Cheerleader" Francine).

LG: The following contest is scheduled for one fall.

("Perfect Strangers" by Deep Purple plays)

LG: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by 'The Head Cheerleader' Francine and representing The Franchise Foundation, from Pittsburgh, PA, weighing in at 255 lbs., 'THE FRANCHISE' SHANE DOUGLAS!"

Crowd boos.

(The Faces of Fear's music plays)

LG: "His opponent, being accompanied to the ring by 'The Taskmaster' Kevin Sullivan and representing The Dungeon of Doom, from the Kingdom of Tonga, weighing in at 295 lbs., MENG!"

Crowd cheers.

Meng attacks to start, throwing chops, kicks and punches. Meng dominates for the first few minutes. Shane counters with some cheapshots to take control. Meng comes back, and Shane bails to the floor to get advice from Francine. Meng follows and chases Shane, who hides behind Francine. Francine slaps Meng, who no-sells. Francine realizes her huge mistake and runs for her life back to the lockerroom. Shane uses the distraction to pull out a chain and choke Meng. Back in the ring, Shane stalls and uses other cheap heat tactics to avoid Meng. Meng has none of it, and continues the beating. Finally, Meng hits the Kick of Fear and hooks the Tongan Death Grip for the win.

LG: "Here is your winner, MENG!"

Post-match, Taskmaster comes in the ring and he and Meng beat up Shane some more. Tazz runs in, looking to help his Franchise Foundation stablemate. Tazz pulls Sullivan and Meng off of Douglas...and attacks Shane himself! Tazz T-Bone Tazplexes Shane and chokes him out. Sullivan offers a handshake to Tazz, but Tazz refuses and leaves.

Joey Styles catches up with Tazz in the back.

Joey: "Tazz, why did you just attack Shane Douglas?

Tazz: "You want to know why, brother? I didn't do that for Sullivan, Meng, the Dungeon or anyone else. I could give a [BLEEP] about them. I did this for myself and to send a warning to everyone in the JWL. I don't need his Foundation. All I need is me. No one can stop The Path of Rage. 'Cause I'm Taz, The Human Suplex Machine. Beat me if you can, survive if I let you!">

("War Machine" by Kiss plays, and Taz leaves.)

Commercials

We come back to find Raven's Nest in a dark room somewhere. Raven cuts the following promo to hype the Stevie Richards/Dudleys-Hardy Boyz/Shannon Moore match later tonight.

Raven: "Hardy Boyz. Shannon Moore. You call yourself Team Xtreme. A group of daredevils and superheroes. You do not know what extreme is. You have not dealt with my Nest of outcasts and lost souls. You will feel our pain, along with your own. So it is written, so it too shall come to pass. Quote the Raven: Nevermore.">

Back to the ring.

"The Crippler" Chris Benoit (w/"The Horny Little She-Devil" Terri Runnels) vs. Test (w/Trish Stratus)

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

("This is a Test" plays)

LG: "Introducing first, being led to the ring by Trish Stratus and representing Stratusfaction Inc., from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 282 lbs., Test!"

Crowd boos.

("Rabid" plays)

LG: "His opponent, being led to the ring by 'The Horny Little She-Devil' Terri Runnels and representing The Four Horsemen, from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, weighing in at 220 lbs., 'The Crippler' Chris Benoit!"

Crowd cheers.

The match starts and Benoit uses his speed to counter Test's size and power. Benoit forces Test into a corner, and chops away, drawing "Whoos!" from the crowd. Test counters with punches and forearms, boring the crowd. Test goes into his kick-punch-choke-ocassional-wrestling-move offense, dragging down the match. Benoit counters a clothesline and turns it into an armwringer, then a hammerlock. Test makes it to the ropes. Benoit then grabs Test and hits the Three Rolling German Suplexes. Test gets his foot on the ropes to prevent the three-count. Benoit goes back to the chops and suplexes. Finally, Benoit hits a huge released German Suplex, but that only gets two. Test struggles to his feet and goes for a clothesline. Benoit catches the arm, takes Test down and locks on the Crippler Crossface for the tap! Big pop for that.

LG: "Here is your winner, 'THE CRIPPLER' Chris Benoit!"

Commercials

Back to the ring.

The Hardyz and "Sensational" Shannon Moore (w/Lita) vs. The Dudley Boys and Stevie Richards (w/Tori)

LG: "The following six-man tag team contest is scheduled for one fall.">

("Come out and Play [Keep 'Em Separated]" by The Offspring plays)

LG: "Introducing first, being accompanied by Tori and representing Raven's Nest, from Philadelphia, PA, weighing in at 226 lbs., Stevie Richards!

Stevie and Tori climb the guard rail, and are followed by the Dudleys.

LG: "His tag team partners, also representing Raven's Nest, from Dudleyville, Bubba Ray and D-Von, The Dudley Boys!

(The Hardyz's music plays)

LG: "Their opponents, being led to the ring by Lita and representing Team Xtreme, from Cameron, NC, at a total combined weight of 612 lbs.,Matt and Jeff, The Hardyz and 'Sensational' Shannon Moore!"

The match starts off with everyone fighting everyone and hitting some of their big spots. We settle down to a regular match, with Moore playing face-in-peril. The heels dominate with quick tags, ref distraction, double-teams, etc. Moore fights back and tags in Jeff, drawing a huge pop. Jeff hits all his aerial stuff on the DUDS and Stevie to take control. Quick tag brings in Matt, who dominates some more. Hell breaks loose with everyone fighting everyone again. The ring clears out, leaving the two legal men, Matt Hardy and D-Von Dudley. Matt grabs D-Von for the Twist of Fate and is about to deliver when...

GORE!

Rhino attacks Matt to make the save for D-Von. The ref, distracted with the mayhem on the outside, doesn't see this interference. Rhino puts D-Von on top of Matt, leaves the ring, and tells the ref to count the pin. He does.

LG: "Here are your winners, the team of Stevie Richards and The Dudley Boys!"

Crowd boos. Rhino, Stevie and the Dudleys deliver a postmatch beatdown, with Tori attacking Lita as well.

("American Bad Ass" plays)

American Badass Inc., The Undertaker, APA and Jacqueline make the save, clearing out the Nest.

End of show.