Live from the HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, CA
You know the drill.
(Video package covering the JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament from Episode 54 to now, emphasizing the four remaining competitors: Kane, the Sandman, 2 Cold Scorpio and Christian.)
(Cruiserweight video package)
Opening match: "The Japanese Buzzsaw" Yoshihiro Tajiri and "The Insane Luchador" Super Crazy vs. Kaientai Deluxe (TAKA Michinoku and Shoichi Funaki)
A brilliant, fast-paced match starts off the show, as all four guys put on a great performance to thrill the crowd. TAKA controls for a time, putting Super Crazy in the face-in-peril role. The crowd loves all four guys, but KDX make sure that they cheer for Crazy. After several minutes of action, Crazy finally escapes the heels' assault and makes the HOT tag to Tajiri. The Japanese Buzzsaw comes in to a huge pop and kicks away on Funaki and TAKA. Finally, Tajiri hits the Buzzsaw Kick on TAKA and Crazy comes off the top with a frog splash for the pin at 9:00.
LG: Here are your winners, the team of 'THE JAPANESE BUZZSAW' YOSHIHIRO TAJIRI and 'THE INSANE LUCHADOR' SUPER CRAZY!
(Video package covering the first two Taz-Burke matches)
"The Human Suplex Machine" Taz (w/Paul E. Dangerously and 911) vs. Elijah Burke
Burke and Taz go right at it with strong work from both guys. The action goes back and forth for several minutes. Taz controls but Burke keeps fighting back, drawing heel heat. Burke throws everything he has at Taz, but can't put him away. Taz finally hits the T-Bone Tazplex and locks on the Tazmission for the tapout at 9:00.
LG: Here is your winner, 'THE HUMAN SUPLEX MACHINE' TAZ!
Burke gets up and makes the mistake of attacking Paul E., with 911 chokeslamming Burke for his troubles.
JWL World Tag Team Title: The Faces of Fear (Meng and the Barbarian) (w/"The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart) (c) vs. The Redneck Wrecking Crew (Trevor Murdoch and Lance Cade) (w/Khosrow Daivari)
A rough, stiff brawl to start, with both teams delivering hard-hitting offense. Despite the champions' experience advantage, they can not hold back the younger challengers. Both teams get 2-counts on each other, but the RWC will not quit. After a few more minutes, Daivari attacks Jimmy Hart and, with referee Tim White distracted, Cade steals the megaphone and nails Meng with it, allowing for the Sweet and Sour and the pin and the titles at 9:00!
LG: Here are your winners, and the NEW JWL World Tag Team Champions, TREVOR MURDOCH AND LANCE CADE, the REDNECK WRECKING CREW!
Crowd doesn't even boo at first, as they are in shock that the unbeatable FOF have actually lost the titles. Daivari flashes some money and the crowd boos as the heels celebrate.
(Video package showing Kane defeating Crowbar and Tommy Dreamer to reach the semifinals and Sandman defeating Raven and Batista to reach the semifinals.)
JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, Semi-Final: "The Big Red Machine" Kane vs. "The Hardcore Icon" The Sandman
LG: The following is the first of two semifinal matches in the JWL World Heavyweight Championship and is scheduled for one fall.
(Burned plays, as the pyro goes off and the lights turn red.)
LG: Introducing first, from Parts Unknown, 'THE BIG RED MACHINE' KANE!
(Enter Sandman plays, as Sandman comes through the crowd with the beer and the cigarette.)
LG: And his opponent, representing the Hardcore Alliance, from Philadelphia, PA, he is the Hardcore Icon, this is THE SANDMAN!
Crowd cheers and sings along. Sandman shares some beer with the fans.
Sandman attacks with the cane and gets in some good shots to start, as referee Chad Patton is being very lenient here. Kane overpowers him allowing Sandman to bump like mad. Sandman tries to come back but Kane keeps pounding on him. Kane steals the cane and breaks it in half, drawing major heel heat. Kane then hits the flying clothesline, the chokeslam and the tombstone for the pin at 10:00.
LG: Here is your winner, advancing to the finals of the JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, 'THE BIG RED MACHINE' KANE!
Crowd boos. Referees help Sandman to the back, as he waves goodbye to the fans and the crowd cheers for him one last time.
(Video package of 2 Cold Scorpio defeating Kurt Angle and HHH to reach the semifinals and Christian defeating Al Snow and D-Lo Brown to do the same.)
JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-Final: 2 Cold Scorpio vs. Christian
LG: The following is the second semifinal match in the JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament and is scheduled for one fall.
(At Last plays)
LG: Introducing first, representing the Royals, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 'CAPTAIN CHARISMA' CHRISTIAN!
(Jungle Boogie plays)
LG: And his opponent, representing the Hardcore Alliance, from Denver, CO, 2 COLD SCORPIO!
In contrast to the violence of the previous match, this is a more straightforward wrestling match with a mix of aerial and mat-based offense. Both guys get several 2-counts on each other. The crowd is into this match. Christian takes control and goes for the Unprettier, but Scorpio shoves Christian into the ropes and hits him with a leg lariat on the rebound. Scorpio then goes up and hits the 450 Splash for the pin to advance to the finals at 11:00.
LG: Here is your winner, advancing to the finals of the JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament, 2 COLD SCORPIO!
Crowd cheers, although they know that Scorpio will have to face Kane in the finals.
(Video package covering the feud between the Undertaker and Rhino, particularly their two previous PPV matches at JWL SuperBrawl I and JWL Slamboree I, leading up to this casket match.)
Casket Match: The Undertaker vs. Rhino
LG: The following is the first ever Casket Match. The only way to win is to get your opponent inside the casket and close the lid.
(Note: The casket is already set up at ringside.)
(Rhino's music plays)
LG: Introducing first, representing Raven's Nest, from Detroit, MI, 'THE MAN-BEAST' RHINO!
(American Bad Ass plays, but suddenly stops.)
Rhino grabs the microphone from Lilian.
Rhino: I knew it! I knew he didn't have the guts to show up tonight. He knows he can't beat me. He may dress in black, but there's a big yellow streak going down his back. Lilian, how about you announce me as the winner by forfeit.
(BONG! BONG! BONG!)
(Graveyard Symphony plays, as the lights go down and the crowd goes nuts.)
The Creatures of the Night come out with torches as the old-school Undertaker returns, much like his entrances at WrestleMania XIV and WrestleMania XX. (The COTN here are the Highlanders [Rory and Robbie McAllister], America's Most Wanted ["Wildcat" Chris Harris and "The Tennessee Cowboy" James Storm], the Naturals [Chase Stevens and Andy Douglas], Jesse and Festus, the Untouchables [Deuce, Domino and Cherry], Kimo, Mana and Mr. Ken Kennedy, though not in character.)
LG: And his opponent, from Death Valley, THE UNDERTAKER!
Rhino looks nervous as he realizes that he is suddenly at a disadvantage for the first time in this feud. He attacks Taker and they brawl. However, every time Rhino sends Taker to the mat, he gets back up without a problem. Taker controls as the crowd cheers TAKER TAKER and REST IN PEACE! REST IN PEACE! for him. Rhino hits some chair shots and tries getting UT into the casket, but he can't finish. Taker gets out and pounds on Rhino some more. Some more weapons are used. Finally, UT hits the cross-the-ring flying clothesline, the Big Boot, the chokeslam and the Tombstone to put Rhino down. UT then rolls Rhino into the casket and shuts the lid for the win and to get revenge on Rhino once and for all at 10:00.
LG: Here is your winner, THE UNDERTAKER!
UT poses, does the belt sign, then wheels the casket to the back.
JWL World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Final: "The Big Red Machine" Kane vs. 2 Cold Scorpio
We skip the introductions and get down to business.
Kane tosses Scorpio around with ease. Kane is relentless here, just crushing Scorpio. Scorpio keeps fighting back the best he can, though everyone can tell where this is going. After several minutes, Kane hits the chokeslam and the Tombstone for the pin and the title at 10:00.
LG: Here is your winner, and the new JWL World Heavyweight Champion, KANE!
Kane makes the pyro go off in celebration.
JR says that a new, darker era has begun in the JWL, as he and Tenay wrap up the show and thank everyone for watching.