The JWL [Episode 50]

JOHN "EARTHQUAKE" TENTA 1963-2006

The JWL extends its condolences to the family and friends of John Tenta. R.I.P.

Live from the University of Missouri at Kansas City Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, MO

We do a ten-bell count for John Tenta.

You know the drill.

JR and Tenay welcome us to the show and announce that tonight's main event is the Faces of Fear defending the JWL World Tag Team Titles against the Nasty Boys in a rematch from Slamboree.

Before we get to the opening match, we see JWL World Heavyweight Champion Chris Benoit and Raven brawling backstage. JR hypes their upcoming World Title match at The Great American Bash.

Opening tag team match: The All-Stars ("Mr. Technical" Barry Horowitz and the Brooklyn Brawler) vs. Christian and Randy Orton

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

("At Last" plays)

Crowd boos.

LG: "Introducing first, representing the Royals, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, weighing in at 216 lbs., CHRISTIAN! And from St. Louis, MO, weighing in at 245 lbs., RANDY ORTON!"

("Tubthumping" by Chumbawumba plays)

We'll be singing
When we're winning
We'll be singing

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down

Pissing the night away
Pissing the night away

He drinks a whisky drink
He drinks a vodka drink
He drinks a lager drink
He drinks a cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him
Of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him
Of the better times:

"Oh Danny Boy
Danny Boy
Danny Boy..."

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down

Pissing the night away
Pissing the night away

He drinks a whisky drink
He drinks a vodka drink
He drinks a lager drink
He drinks a cider drink
He sings the songs that remind him
Of the good times
He sings the songs that remind him
Of the better times:

"Don't cry for me
Next door neighbour..."

I get knocked down
But I get up again
You're never going to keep me down

We'll be singing
When we're winning
We'll be singing

LG: "And their opponents, at a total combined weight of 461 lbs., from St. Petersburg, FL, BARRY HOROWITZ and from Brooklyn, NY, THE BROOKLYN BRAWLER, THE ALL-STARS!"

Crowd cheers.

The veterans Horowitz and Brawler bring the action to the younger heels. We get a lot of good wrestling from both sides. The heels take control and Orton hits the RKO on Horowitz, but as he goes for the pin he hears the words he definitely does not want to hear.

I'M THE BOOGEYMAN, AND I'M COMING TO GET YOU!

The awful smoke starts and Orton is terrified. He tags Christian and bails out of the ring. He tries to escape over the barrier but he finds the Boogeyman hiding right behind it. Boogeyman whacks Orton over the head with the clock and tries to feed him the worms. Orton is disgusted and scrambles for safety.

Back in the ring, Christian is shocked to see the Boogeyman too, and does not notice Horowitz recovering from the RKO and rolling him up for the surprise pin at 6:30!

LG: "Here are your winners, THE ALL-STARS!"

Horowitz and the Brawler celebrate and do the "pat-yourself-on-the-back" thing to the cheers of the crowd.

(Poison video package)

(Trish Stratus video package)

Poison vs. Trish Stratus

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

("Time to Rock N Roll" plays)

LG: "Introducing first, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, TRISH STRATUS!"

Crowd boos.

("Poison" by Alice Cooper plays)

Crowd cheers.

LG: "And her opponent, representing the Misfits, from the Toxic Unknown, POISON!"

The women have a solid, well-worked match with good moves and pacing. Trish goes for the Stratusfaction but Poison tosses her over the ropes to the floor! Poison rolls out, throws Trish back in, and hits the Poison Paralyzer (inverted DDT) for the pin at 7:00.

LG: "Here is your winner, POISON!"

(Batista video package)

2 Cold Scorpio vs. "The Animal" Dave Batista

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

("Unleashed" plays)

LG: "Introducing first, representing the Royals, from Washington, DC, weighing in at 317 lbs., 'THE ANIMAL' DAVE BATISTA!"

Crowd boos.

(Jungle Boogie plays)

LG: "And his opponent, representing the Hardcore Alliance, from Denver, CO, weighing in at 229 lbs., 2 COLD SCORPIO!"

Scorpio uses his speed and aerial moves to counter Batista's power stuff. It does not last however, as Batista takes control and never loses it. Batista Bomb finishes at 5:00.

LG: Here is your winner, DAVE BATISTA!

Batista continues pounding on Scorpio until Mike Awesome makes the save. Awesome challenges Batista for the Bash, and Batista accepts. The crowd pops for that.

(Commercials)

Coming in Three Weeks

The JWL Returns to Pay Per View

From the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO

The Great American Bash

The JWL World Heavyweight Championship is on the line

"The Crippler" Chris Benoit vs. Raven

Other Matches to be Announced Soon

(Video package covering the feud between the Dangerous Alliance and Dusty's Dream Team.)

"The Human Suplex Machine" Taz (w/Paul E. Dangerously) vs. Dennis Knight (w/"The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes)

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

("Theme from 'Halloween'" plays)

LG: "Introducing first, being led to the ring by Dusty Rhodes and representing Dusty's Dream Team, from Tampa, FL, weighing in at 288 lbs., DENNIS KNIGHT!"

Crowd boos.

("War Machine" plays)

Crowd cheers.

LG: And his opponent, being led to the ring by Paul E. Dangerously and representing the Dangerous Alliance, from the Red Hook section of Brooklyn, NY, weighing in at 240 lbs., he is the Human Suplex Machine, ladies and gentlemen, this...is...TAZ!

Taz and Knight have a surprisingly well-worked match, with Taz controlling and Knight actually making an effort. Knight goes for the neckbreaker, but Taz powers out of it. Finally, Taz dumps Knight on his head with the T-Bone Tazplex and hooks in the Tazmission for the tapout at 5:30.

LG: Here is your winner, TAZ!

Taz gets no chance to celebrate his win, since Crush runs down and whacks Taz with a chair. Crush challenges Taz to a match two weeks from now and Taz accepts.

To everyone's surprise, the Four Horsemen, "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson, Benoit and "The Iceman" Dean Malenko, with manager "The Horny Little She-Devil" Terri Runnels, run out and beat the hell out of Dusty, Knight and Crush, just for old times' sake. Terri is urging on the beating. JR mentions how Terri and Dustin Runnels were once married, and that Terri may be taking out her frustrations on Dusty here.

(Recap of Commissioner Mick Foley introducing the first six wrestlers who have signed to compete in the new Cruiserweight Division from Episode 49.)

TAKA Michinoku (w/Shoichi Funaki) vs. Evan Karagias

LG: "The following Cruiserweight match is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Gastonia, NC, weighing in at 180 lbs., EVAN KARAGIAS!"

(Kaientai's WWE theme plays)

Crowd cheers.

LG: "And his opponent, being accompanied to the ring by Kaientai Deluxe member Shoichi Funaki, from Morioka, Japan, weighing in at 169 lbs., TAKA MICHINOKU!"

TAKA attacks immediately and promptly squashes Evan, finishing with the Michinoku Driver #2 for the pin at 2:30.

LG: "Here is your winner, TAKA MICHINOKU!"

(Commercials)

Scott Hudson is in the ring.

SCOTT: "Ladies and gentlemen, at this time, I would like to present THE STRANGER!"

("Welcome to My Nightmare" plays)

Crowd cheers.

STRANGER (weird voice): "SHAWN MICHAELS! You beat me at Slamboree, but I am still here! I still have not fulfilled my goal of sending you into retirement forever. I am calling you out because I want a rematch at The Great American Bash. Get out here you has-been!"

Those are fighting words to Shawn Michaels, so he rushes out and gets on the microphone.

SHAWN: "Stranger, you say you want a rematch and that you want to end my career. Well, if you want my career so much then you should have to put something on the line as well. You need to put your mask on the line so that when the Show Stopper defeats you, he can rip off your ugly mask and show the world the uglier face underneath it."

STRANGER: "I accept the stipulations. I beat you, you leave wrestling forever. You beat me, I remove my mask and leave the JWL. I will face you in ANY kind of match. How about something you know very well, Shawn? How about (dramatic pause)....

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HELL IN THE CELL?"

The crowd cheers at the Stranger's suggestion.

SHAWN: "Stranger, I accept your challenge for a mask vs. career Hell in the Cell match at The Great American Bash. The time has come for HBK to put an end to your reign of terror and to return to the path of collecting some gold."

Shawn leaves, and the Stranger follows.

(Bigelow and Vader video package)

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

LG: "The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, from Circus City, weighing in at 220 lbs., DOINK! And from Osaka, Japan, weighing in at 180 lbs., KWANG!"

(Bigelow's music plays)

Crowd cheers.

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

Vadersault and Greetings from Asbury Park finish at 1:30.

LG: "Here are your winners, 'THE BEAST FROM THE EAST' BAM BAM BIGELOW AND BIG VAN VADER!"

Before the winners can celebrate, the Outsiders attack. Bigelow and Vader fight back and Vader challenges Hall and Nash to a match at the Bash, which they accept.

(Commercials)

Coming in Three Weeks

The JWL Returns to Pay Per View

From the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO

The Great American Bash

The JWL World Heavyweight Championship is on the line

"The Crippler" Chris Benoit vs. Raven

Other Matches to be Announced Soon

(Video package covering past encounters between Jacqueline and Tori in WWE and in the JWL.)

Jacqueline vs. Tori

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

("The Power" by Snap! plays)

LG: Introducing first, representing Raven's Nest, from Portland, OR, TORI!

Crowd boos.

(Black Cat by Janet Jackson plays)

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

The women have a strong, well-worked match with excellent moves from both. Jacqueline takes control and hits the Tornado DDT for the pin at 7:00.

LG: Here is your winner, JACQUELINE!

JACQUELINE: Hey Molly! If Jazz is getting a title shot at the Bash, I want one too!

(Revolution plays, bringing out the Champ to a big pop.)

MOLLY: Jackie, I accept your challenge as well as the one last week from Jazz for a match at the Bash.

Jazz charges out and knocks down Molly!

JAZZ: No way anybody getting a title shot other than me. Last time I lost a title, it was a battle royal and I was taken out with an injury. I am getting the shot and I am walking out of the Bash as the Champ.

Jackie and Jazz engage in some trash talking as Wreck hits, bringing out Commissioner Foley in his forklift.

FOLEY: Ladies, ladies, please. I have a solution to this problem. At The Great American Bash, Molly Holly will defend the JWL Women's Championship against Jazz and against Jacqueline in a three-way dance! The last woman left in the ring will walk out as the JWL Women's Champion. I hope this is acceptable to all of you. Have a nice day!

Molly gets up and the three women have a staredown, then leave separately.

(Recap of the Faces of Fear-Nasty Boys JWL World Tag Team Title match at Slamboree.)

Main Event, JWL World Tag Team Title: The Faces of Fear (w/"The Taskmaster" Kevin Sullivan) vs. The Nasty Boys

LG: The following tag team contest is our main event. It is for the JWL World Tag Team Championship and is scheduled for one fall.

(Nasty Boys Stomp plays)

LG: Introducing first, the challengers. From Allentown, PA, weighing in at a total combined weight of 615 lbs., JERRY SAGS AND BRYAN KNOBBS, THE NASTY BOYS!

Crowd boos.

(The Faces of Fear's theme plays)

LG: And their opponents, being led to the ring by 'The Taskmaster' Kevin Sullivan and representing the Dungeon of Doom, from the Kingdom of Tonga, at a total combined weight of 610 lbs., they are the JWL World Tag Team Champions, MENG AND THE BARBARIAN, THE FACES OF FEAR!

The two teams pick up right where they left off, with a stiff, rugged, hard-hitting match. Again, nothing fancy, just wrestling and brawling. The FOF regain control and Meng back body drops Sags into a Barbarian sitout powerbomb to retain at 9:00.

LG: Here are your winners, and still JWL World Tag Team Champions, MENG AND THE BARBARIAN, THE FACES OF FEAR!

End of show.