Dark Match: David Hart Smith (w/Tyson Kidd and Natalya Neidhart) pinned Jimmy Uso (w/Jey Uso and Tamina) in 7:00 after the running powerslam.
Dark Match: Vladimir Kozlov pinned Chase Stevens with the Iron Curtain in 4:00
Dark Match: Amber O' Neal pinned Gail Kim after a superplex in 7:00.
Live from the Amarillo Civic Center in Amarillo, TX
We do ten-bell counts for Beverly Lehmer, Mike Shaw, La Fiera, Little Brutus, the Giant Gonzales, Edouard Carpentier, Joe Higuchi, Gran Naniwa, Chris Long. Kantaro Hoshina, El Hijo Del Cien Caras, King Curtis Iaukea, Skip Young, Hans Mortier. Donn Lewin and Big Val Puccio. R.I.P.
Your hosts are Scott and Mike.
You know the drill.
(Video package combining all the past promos for the Dalton Brothers, Jesse and Festus.)
Opening tag team match: The Dalton Brothers (Jesse and Festus) vs. Chris Harris and David Young
LG: The following contest is scheduled for one fall. In the ring at this time, first, from Ft. Wright, KY, CHRIS HARRIS! And from Atlanta, GA, DAVID YOUNG!
("Biscuits and Gravy" plays)
LG: And their opponents, from Nashville, TN, JESSE AND FESTUS, THE DALTON BROTHERS!
Jesse and Festus enter the ring and Jesse takes the mic.
JESSE: Hey everybody, I am Jesse and this is my big brother Festus. Now ol' Festus here, well he is a little different. When the bell rings to start the match, Festus turns from a gentle giant into a wild animal. When the bell rings again to end the match, Festus will turn back into his peaceful self. So, Mr. Timekeeper, please ring that bell.
The bell rings, and Festus just…goes…crazy!
Festus lets out a roar and immediately begins attacking both Harris and Young. Harris rolls out to the floor and it looks like Festus and David Young will be starting this match. Festus controls with power stuff, throwing David around, who, not surprisingly, looks to have no idea of what he is up against here. Festus throws Young into the corner and he tags in Harris. Harris points to Jesse and Festus tags in his brother. Now we get a more technical match. Jesse controls until Young gets in a cheap shot, turning Jesse into the face-in-peril. The heels control for a bit until Jesse is able to escape the beating and tag Festus back into the match. Festus clobbers both guys and the Dalton Brothers debut Biscuits and Gravy, a Festus flapjack that is followed by a top-rope somersault senton by Jesse for the pin at 8:00. The bell rings and Festus does return to his peaceful self.
LG: Here are your winners, JESSE AND FESTUS, THE DALTON BROTHERS!
JESSE: That, THAT is the face of someone who just won his first match on JWL TV. Good work Festus.
The Dalton Brothers leave to the cheers of the crowd, although they are not entirely sure about what they have just seen.
(We're Coming Down plays)
LG: Making their way to the ring, the team of BUBBA RAY AND D-VON, THE DUDLEY BOYS!
The Dudleys enter the ring and Bubba takes the mic.
BUBBA: We are the most decorated tag team in the history of professional wrestling. We held the ECW World Tag Team Titles a record 8 times. We held the WWE World Tag Team Titles 8 times. We held the WWE Tag Team Titles. We held the WCW World Tag Team Titles. We have held the NWA World Tag Team Titles, the TNA World Tag Team Titles, the New Japan Pro Wrestling IWGP Tag Team Titles twice and the HUSTLE Super Tag Team Titles. That is 23 title reigns, which makes us the greatest tag team in wrestling history. Despite this, we have still not been able to take the JWL World Tag Team Titles. As far as I am concerned, we have nothing left to prove to ourselves, to the wrestling industry or to you stupid people. Having said that, we are here to announce that if we can not win the now vacant JWL World Tag Team Titles, we will RETIRE! That's right. Either we win the titles, or we walk out the door and never come back.
D-VON: OH MY BROTHER, TESTIFY!
We get a brief recap of the major events from the last few shows.
When we come back, we hear TIME TO PLAY, TIME TO PLAY THE GAME!
LG: Making his way to the ring, HHH!
HHH does his usual entrance with the water bottle but suddenly spits out the water in disgust and is yelling something about "SALT! SALT!" He goes to the back and appears to be heading right toward the wrestlers' dining area. He bursts through the doors and the first person he sees is….
What is he doing here?
HHH does not begin to ponder why Coachman is here because all he sees is Coachman holding a…
HHH puts 2 and 2 together and beats up Coachman, believing him to be responsible for the salt in the water bottle. Coachman pleads for mercy and claims to have no idea what HHH is talking about or anything about anyone pouring salt into HHH's water bottle. HHH apologizes and goes stomping around backstage to try to find out who actually poured salt into his water bottle.
Scott and Mike inform us that the World's Greatest Tag Team, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas, are angry about Randy Orton costing them their match last week and have demanded a match against the Royal Assassins, Randy Orton and Dave Batista, tonight and that it will be our main event tonight.
As soon as Hudson says those words, the pyro goes off and the JWL World Heavyweight Champion KANE power walks down to the ring, scaring off announcer Lillian Garcia.
KANE: FIRST OF ALL, I AM THE JWL WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND I AM STILL UNDEFEATED IN SINGLES COMPETITION! THEREFORE, I SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN THE MAIN EVENT! THE TAG TEAM MATCH WILL HAVE TO WAIT! I AM DEMANDING THAT SOMEONE COME OUT HERE AND ACCEPT MY CHALLENGE FOR TONIGHT AND I WILL NOT LEAVE THIS RING UNTIL SOMEONE DOES ACCEPT!
(Meng's theme plays)
The crowd pops as former JWL World Tag Team Champion Meng makes his way out with manager Jimmy Hart somewhat nervously in tow. Meng tells Kane that he accepts the challenge and he will see Kane in the ring tonight. Kane makes the pyro go off and leaves.
(Video package covering the Al Snow vs. Johnny Nitro match and the surprise debut of the Blue Meanie on Episode 63, the debut of Jack Swagger and the Snow/Meanie-Nitro/Swagger match on Episode 64, and Meanie-Swagger from Episode 65).
Al Snow (w/Head) vs. Jack Swagger
LG: The following contest is scheduled for one fall.
(Swagger's music plays)
LG: Introducing first, from Perry, OK, THE ALL-AMERICAN AMERICAN JACK SWAGGER!
Crowd boos and Swagger has a big smile on his face.
WHAT DOES EVERYBODY WANT? WHAT DOES EVERYBODY NEED? WHAT DOES EVERYBODY LOVE?
LG: And his opponent, from Lima, OH, AL SNOW AND HEAD!
Crowd cheers. Al holds up Head and does his dance when he gets in the ring.
The match starts, and we get excellent wrestling from both guys for several minutes. The action goes back and forth with each guy getting a couple of 2-counts on the other. Al talks to Head for advice here and there. As the match goes on, we see Dusty Rhodes, Jerry Lawler and Khosrow Daivari all make their way to the ring area as they are clearly scouting Swagger. Snow takes control and goes for the Snow Plow, but Swagger escapes and boots Al in the gut. He then debuts the Red White and Blue Thunder Bomb for the surprise pin at 8:00!
LG: Here is your winner, THE ALL-AMERICAN AMERICAN JACK SWAGGER!
Swagger poses to celebrate the win as Al argues with Head on the way to the back. The managers confront Swagger and each tries to get Swagger to join his respective stable but Swagger pushes them away and leaves.
Victoria vs. Melina Perez
LG: The following contest is scheduled for one fall.
(Melina's music plays and she gets the whole entrance.)
LG: First, from Los Angeles, CA, MELINA PEREZ!
(All The Things She Said plays)
LG: And her opponent, from Los Angeles, CA, VICTORIA!
The match starts, and the women tear into each other to a good pop from the crowd. We get a lot of good back-and-forth action with each woman getting some 2-counts on the other for several minutes. Melina goes for a powerbomb, but Victoria counters with a backdrop. Victoria then picks up Melina and finishes with the Widow's Peak for the pin at 8:00..
LG: Here is your winner, VICTORIA!
(Hurricane video package)
(Kaientai Deluxe video package)
The Hurricane vs. TAKA Michinoku (w/Shoichi Funaki)
LG: The following cruiserweight contest is scheduled for one fall.
(Kaientai's music plays)
LG: Introducing first, being accompanied to the ring by Kaientai Deluxe member Shoichi Funaki, from Morioka, Iwate, Japan, TAKA MICHINOKU!
Mix of cheers and boos.
STAND BACK, THERE'S A HURRICANE COMING THROUGH!
LG: And his opponent, from the Hall of Justice, THE HURRICANE!
Hurricane and TAKA go right to each other with a mix of mat-based and aerial offense, drawing great pops from the crowd. Each guy gets some 2-counts on the other. After several minutes of back-and-forth offense, the JWL's resident superhero takes control and finishes with the Eye of the Hurricane for the pin at 7:00.
LG: Here is your winner, THE HURRICANE!
Funaki attacks the Hurricane after the match and Kaientai Deluxe beat him down until "The Anarchist" Shannon Moore runs out to make the save. Moore challenges Funaki to a match for next week and Funaki accepts.
(Burmese Python video package)
The Blue Meanie vs. the Burmese Python (w/Khosrow Daivari)
LG: The following contest is scheduled for one fall.
(The Burmese National Anthem plays)
LG: Introducing first, being led to the ring by Khosrow Daivari and representing Daivari International, from Myanmar, THE BURMESE PYTHON!
Daivari waves the Burmese flag as he and the giant Python make their way to the ring. When they enter, they both salute the flag.
(Let Me Clear My Throat by DJ Kool plays)
LG: And his opponent, from Pepperland, THE BLUE MEANIE!
Meanie raises the roof and shakes hands with various fans on the way to the ring, though his smile disappears as he enters the ring.
Python assaults Meanie before the bell and just pounds on him nonstop. Meanie tries to get in some offense but he is clearly outmatched here. The crowd cheers Meanie on to no real avail. In an impressive show of strength, the Python lifts the Meanie and finishes with Beyond Rangoon (pumphandle tombstone) for the pin in 4:00.
LG: Here is your winner, THE BURMESE PYTHON!
Crowd boos as the victorious heels march to the back. Referees and security help Meanie out of the ring.
(We go back to the WGTT-Nasty Boys match from last week, which featured Royals member Randy Orton coming out from under the ring and hitting Shelton Benjamin with an RKO, thus distracting Charlie Haas and setting up the Nasties winning the match, and Dusty Rhodes paying off Orton for his help after the match.)
The World's Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) (w/Paul E. Dangerously and 911) vs. The Royal Assassins ("The Legend-Killer" Randy Orton and "The Animal" Dave Batista) (w/Jerry "The King" Lawler)
LG: The following tag team contest is scheduled for one fall.
(Burn in the Light plays)
LG: Introducing first, being led to the ring by Jerry 'The King' Lawler and representing the Royals, from St. Louis, MO, 'THE LEGEND-KILLER' RANDY ORTON and from Washington, DC, 'THE ANIMAL' DAVE BATISTA, THE ROYAL ASSASSINS!
The Assassins pose as Lawler insults various people in the audience before handing the mic back to Lillian.
(Bodies by Drowning Pool plays)
LG: And their opponents, being led to the ring by Paul E. Dangerously and 911 and representing the Dangerous Alliance, from Orangeburg, SC, SHELTON BENJAMIN and from Edmond, OK, CHARLIE HAAS, THE WORLD'S GREATEST TAG TEAM!
Before the DA members enter the ring, 911 checks under the ring to make sure no one is hiding under there who could cost the WGTT the match. He reports to Paul E. that it looks clear.
LG: Ladies and gentlemen, I have been informed that JWL Commissioner Mick Foley has ordered Jerry Lawler, Paul E. Dangerously and 911 to leave the ring area for this match.
Jerry and Paul give their teams some last minute advice before leaving. The camera notices someone in an Assassin mask sitting in the first row who appears very interested in the match.
Haas and Orton start and we get some solid technical wrestling as Scott and Mike talk about their histories in OVW. Haas controls for a bit until a cheap shot from Batista puts Haas into the face-in-peril role. The Royal Assassins tag in and out as they basically take apart Haas. Shelton gets the crowd to cheer CHARLIE CHARLIE to get his partner back into the match. After a few minutes of this, Batista tries a corner clothesline but Haas escapes and rolls to his corner to tag in Shelton. Shelton charges in and takes over with suplexes, dropkicks and clotheslines. Batista fights back with power stuff making Shelton the face-in-peril. The fan in the Assassin mask seems to be shouting something to Haas, which distracts him as he is trying to get Shelton back into the match so he can make the tag. All of a sudden, the "fan" climbs over the barrier and attacks Haas, knocking him off of the apron and down to the floor! Batista takes advantage of the distraction by low-blowing Shelton and Orton comes in and finishes with the RKO for the pin at 9:00!
LG: Here are your winners, RANDY ORTON AND DAVE BATISTA, THE ROYAL ASSASSINS!
After the match, the "fan" unmasks to reveal….
The crowd boos. Paul and 911 come out to collect Haas and Benjamin. Lawler and Dusty come out to celebrate the win as Dusty proclaims Cody to be the newest member of the Dream Team.
(Video package covering the past feud between the Dungeon of Doom and the Franchise Foundation, Kane winning the JWL World Heavyweight Title at JWL Vengeance I and Kane's subsequent victories.)
Main Event, JWL World Heavyweight Championship: "The Big Red Machine" Kane © vs. Meng (w/"The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart)
LG: The following contest is our main event. It is for the JWL World Heavyweight Championship and is scheduled for one fall.
(The Faces of Fear's music plays)
LG: Introducing first, the challenger. Being led to the ring by his manager 'The Mouth of the South' Jimmy Hart, from the Kingdom of Tonga, MENG!
The crowd cheers as Meng looks as determined as ever though Hart looks nervous.
LG: And his opponent, from Parts Unknown, he is the JWL World Heavyweight Champion, 'THE BIG RED MACHINE' KANE!
Mike mentions how Kane made his JWL TV in-ring debut on Episode 12 against Meng's Faces of Fear tag team partner the Barbarian. Scott talks about how dangerous both guys are and adds, with a tip of the proverbial hat to Jim Ross, that this match will not be for the weak of heart. Tenay points out that Kane has only two losses on his record in the JWL. Big Van Vader eliminated Kane from the 2003 Royal Rumble, and the Yeti and the Giant defeated Sid and Kane at JWL WrestleMania I.
Although Kane has a definite height advantage over Meng, the Tongan Monster does not appear to be intimidated.
The match starts, and it is a rough, hard-hitting brawl with neither guy backing down a bit. Meng uses chops and kicks to try to counter Kane's size advantage. Kane will not go down and the Big Red Machine takes over with clotheslines, boots and slams. Meng is having trouble here as he can not get into his traditional no-sell mode against Kane for too long. They continue fighting back and forth for several minutes. Finally, Kane kicks Meng right in the face with a Big Boot and follows with the Chokeslam and the Tombstone for the pin at 11:00!
LG: Here is your winner, and still JWL World Heavyweight Champion, 'THE BIG RED MACHINE' KANE!
Kane makes the pyro go off to celebrate.
Scott and Mike wrap up the show and point out what everyone in the arena is clearly thinking. If Meng can not defeat Kane, who can?
End of show.