WWF RAW is WAR started off with footage, once again recapping the feud between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Kurt Angle. They will go at it for the WWF Heavyweight Championship at WWF Unforgiven in just 13 days! This past Tuesday night, RVD defeated Stone Cold Steve Austin on WWF Smackdown! as Austin was distracted by Kurt Angle. With all the heat between Kurt Angle and Stone Cold Steve Austin, what will go down tonight on RAW is WAR?! In the arena, the fireworks went off and the fans went nuts for RAW is WAR, Live from San Antonio, Texas! Jim Ross and Paul Heyman kicked off the show on commentary, announcing the main event: Booker T vs. the Undertaker!
In ring promo:
Stone Cold Steve Austin's music hit in the arena and he made his way to the ring along with his wife Debra and the rest of the Alliance, following behind. The fans booed Stone Cold as he got in the ring, ready to speak on the mic. The Alliance surrounded the ring and Austin said that after everything that happened to Stone Cold Steve Austin last week, he guesses the fans think that he's ashamed to be standing in the middle of this ring. They probably think that he's ashamed, because a fellow Alliance member beat him in the middle of the ring last week. Also because of the fact that Austin was almost thrown off of a bridge last week. They probably think he's ashamed of the fact that he begged in front of the world. They probably think that Austin is ashamed, because he cried. His name is Stone Cold Steve Austin. He is the World Wrestling Federation Champion, what?! What? And he'll tell everyone what he's ashamed of. He's ashamed of every single person in this arena. That's right, he's ashamed of them. He's ashamed of 10 million people sitting in their homes right now, watching Stone Cold Steve Austin on TV.
The fans started chanting "Austin sucks!" and Austin replied by saying: What, what, what? He's ashamed of the fact, he's ashamed of SHUT UP! Austin is ashamed of the fact that the fans will be cheering for Kurt Angle at Unforgiven. He's ashamed that they will be cheering for Kurt Angle to take the WWF Championship from Stone Cold Steve Austin, what? He'll tell everyone what he's really ashamed of, and it's people taking credit for something they do not deserve. Rob Van Dam. Get your ass in this ring. Rob Van Dam got up in the ring as the WWF Hardcore Champion and the fans went nuts for RVD. Austin stood face to face with RVD and he said that he guesses he is probably pretty proud of himself. RVD nodded and Austin said that he's pretty proud of the fact that he beat Stone Cold Steve Austin in the middle of his ring last week. Question: What? Who the hell does Rob Van Dam think he is? Rob responded by saying that he knows who he is, and he said that he's "Rob Van Dam." Austin then said oh, he's RVD. Austin doesn't like Rob Van Dam. Austin turned around and started to walk away and RVD grabbed Austin by the arm and stopped him.
Austin then got face to face with RVD and RVD told Austin that he doesn't like him, either! Austin removed RVD's hand from Austin's arm and the fans chanted "RVD, RVD!" Austin questioned RVD's not liking him. He doesn't like Stone Cold Steve Austin? Austin gave his belt to Debra and then RVD put his belt down, ready for a fight. Austin then hugged Rob Van Dam in the middle of the ring and Rob Van Dam didn't seem to know what was going on, and he didn't hug back. Austin said that's what he likes. Rob Van Dam has some confidence. He's got confidence, because Austin gave it to him. That's what Austin likes about RVD. Since he's got so much confidence and he believes in himself so much, because he's RVD. Then I guess he has enough confidence to challenge Kurt Angle to a match, right here tonight in San Antonio, Texas. Austin asked RVD what he has to say about that and RVD said that it would be an honor to compete with such a great athlete as Kurt Angle. Austin said that's what he likes. He gives this man confidence and he challenges Kurt Angle tonight in San Antonio, Texas. All Kurt has to do is accept! Who else has some confidence around here.
Test got up on the apron and Austin invited him into the ring. Test then told Stone Cold that he's a confident person. And tonight, he's got confidence about The Rock. Austin asked "The who?" Test said The Rock. The fans busted out with a "Rocky, Rocky!" chant and Test said don't get me wrong, he already knows that Shane and Booker T have a handicap match booked against The Rock for the WCW Title at Unforgiven. That's cool, because The Rock can keep his little belt. Test just wants to kick The Rock's ass! Austin said you want to kick his what? Does he have anything else he wants to say? Test said actually, yeah. Looking around, he can honestly say, nothing good has ever come out of the state of Texas! Austin laughed and he said that he's talking about the fans, not Austin. That's what he likes! Anybody else got confidence? Kanyon got on the apron and Austin asked him what he has on his mind. Kanyon told Stone Cold that he is an inspiration. Because of Austin, Kanyon is feeling so confident tonight. He is feeling so confident that he's going to put out an open challenge to any WWF Superstar who thinks they can take the United States Title from him. Austin asked him if he has anything to add to that.
Kanyon said that he's throwing out that open challenge, just like Kurt Angle tried to throw Austin off of the bridge last Monday night. Austin said okay, okay. That's confidence. Anybody else? Tazz got up on the apron and Austin invited him into the ring as well. Tazz said that he's never had a problem with confidence, but there's something he's got to say. There's a good possibility that at Unforgiven, Kurt Angle is going to kick Austin's ass, and take his title. Austin replied by saying "What? You said what?" Tazz repeated himself and the fans went nuts! Austin rubbed his own head and then he said that's the confidence he's been talking about. Each one of the Alliance members...kick to Tazz's gut and then he gave him the Stone Cold Stunner! The Alliance members, Rob Van Dam, Test and Kanyon all stomped away on Tazz in the ring and then Austin did so as well. Austin said that he's confident that he's going to beat Kurt Angle's ass at Unforgiven, just like the rest of these Alliance members have confidence. Austin told Test to hit the big boot, and he did just that and then he told Rob Van Dam to hit the Five Star Frog Splash and RVD did that as well!
Referee: Teddy Long
Christian vs. The One Billy Gunn
Christian's music hit in the arena and he made his way out. Christian had some new music and some new pyro and he made his way to the ring for a one on one match against The One Billy Gunn! Billy Gunn got in the ring and Christian aggressively attacked him as he got in the ring. Christian hammered away on Gunn and then Billy knocked Christian down and then he picked him up and whipped him off the ropes and gave him a hip toss and then a pin for a two count. Billy Gunn gave Christian a number of right hands down on the mat and then he hooked Christian in a front face lock and then he gave him a jack hammer and then a pin for a two count. Billy backed Christian into the corner and he gave him some right hands and then he whipped Christian into the opposite corner. Billy Gunn then went for a splash in the corner but Christian moved and Billy hit the ring post. Christian gave Billy Gunn a modified back breaker and then he stomped away on him as he was down on the mat. Christian then got Billy Gunn in a side back breaker and then he pinned him for a two count.
Christian choked Billy Gunn over the second rope and then he gave Billy some shots to the back with right hands and kicks. Christian then jammed his foot into the back of the neck of Billy Gunn and then Billy tried to battle back with some shots to the mid section but Christian raked his eyes to slow him down. Christian backed Billy Gunn into the corner and then he gave him some right hands. Billy battled out of the corner with some right hands of his own and then Christian hooked Billy Gunn in a piledriver but Billy Gunn got out of it and then he gave him a sling shot into the corner. Billy Gunn got up and knocked Christian down with a series of right hands and then he gave him a high back body drop and then a knock down and a pin for a two count. Billy whipped Christian into the corner and Christian gave Billy a reverse elbow and then he charged at Billy and Billy caught him in a tilt a whirl power slam. Billy Gunn pinned Christian for a two count and then he signaled for the fame-asser. Billy went for it and Christian used the referee as a shield. Billy Gunn then went after Christian in the corner and Christian knocked Gunn down and pinned him for a three count with his feet on the ropes!
Winner - Christian
After the match, Christian posed in the ring and then Billy Gunn got up and beat up on Christian. Billy knocked Christian to the outside of the ring and then Billy picked Christian up and slammed him onto the security wall. Billy Gunn brought Christian onto the steel steps and he started to set Christian up for the One and Only on the steps but Christian got out of it with a low blow. Christian then tossed Billy Gunn onto the security wall and then he got a steel chair and knocked the hell out of Billy Gunn. Christian then grabbed another steel chair and he put it under Billy Gunn's head and then he gave Billy Gunn the One Man Conchairto!
Test and Stephanie were shown looking on and they commented on it. Test asked Stephanie if she saw the way Christian just destroyed Billy Gunn. Stephanie said it was very impressive and Test said that's exactly what he's going to do to The Rock tonight. He'll still leave it to Shane and Booker to bring the WCW Title back, but Test is going to soften him up. Test thanked Stephanie for breaking up with him, because it toughened him up. Ever since he joined the Alliance, his career has been on a roll. Stephanie said he is right. That's why she came in here tonight. If he really wants to soften The Rock up, let's up the stakes. Make it a Handicap Match. Give him a taste of what he'll get at Unforgiven. They'll even let The Rock choose any member of the Alliance to team with Test. Test liked it and he said that Stephanie is the most dominant female in this business. Stephanie said let's make sure The Rock doesn't make it to Unforgiven!
The Hardy Boyz and Lita were shown walking together in the backstage area and they are ready for six person tag team action!
Lance Storm was shown with Hurricane Helms and Storm told Helms that he's doing a great job. What better way to illustrate the cartoonish nature of the WWF by mocking it. He's throwing it right in their face. It's pure genius. Helms thanked Storm and he asked Storm what he meant by pretending? Is he denying his HURRIpowers? Are his HURRIskills not enough? Have faith in the Hurricane! First, he must retrieve Psychic Ivory and then they go to the HURRIring!
Six Person Intergender Tag Team Match
Referee: Chad Patten
The Hardy Boyz and Lita vs. The Hurricane, Lance Storm and Ivory
The Hardy Boyz and Lita made their way to the ring for this six person tag team match against Hurricane Helms, Lance Storm and Ivory. Ivory started it off in the ring with Lita and she attacked her in the early goings and then the two women got out of the ring and they let Matt Hardy and The Hurricane officially start it off. Hurricane Helms knocked Matt Hardy down and then Matt Hardy took Helms down with an arm drag and then he gave him a right hand and then Jeff hit him with a right hand. Matt tagged in Jeff and the Hardy Boyz nailed the Poetry in Motion on the Hurricane. The Hardys then took Lance Storm down with a double team hip lock and then Jeff and Storm went at it. Jeff flipped over Storm and then Helms got a sweet neck breaker on Jeff Hardy. The Hurricane made the tag to Lance Storm and he got in the ring and slammed Jeff Hardy's head into the turnbuckle. Lance gave Jeff some right hands and then he gave him some knees to the mid section. Storm gave Jeff a snap mare out of the corner and then a leg drop to the back of the head and then a pin for a two count.
Storm tagged in Helms and he got in the ring and kicked Jeff Hardy in the mid section as Lance Storm held onto him. Helms then gave Jeff Hardy a side back breaker and then Helms posed and then he went off the ropes and gave Jeff Hardy a leg drop. Helms made the tag to Storm and he got in the ring and he held Jeff Hardy in a full nelson and Ivory slapped Jeff. Storm whipped Jeff Hardy off the ropes and he gave him a drop kick and then a pin for a two count. Storm hooked Jeff in a front face lock and then he gave him a suplex and another pin for another two count. Storm got Jeff in a reverse chin lock and he held onto it to wear Hardy down. Jeff fought to his feet and Storm pulled Jeff down to the mat by his hair. Storm then made the tag to Hurricane Helms and Helms put a cape on and Storm gave Jeff a body slam and Helms went to the top rope and he came off with a high cross body on Jeff Hardy. Helms then posed and then Ivory took his cape off. Jeff Hardy then gave Helms a chin breaker to take him down and the fans cheered for Jeff to make the tag to Matt, which he did. Matt got in the ring with a series of right hands on the Hurricane and Lance Storm.
Matt gave Helms a body slam and then he went to the second rope for the leg drop but Lance Storm gave Matt Hardy a back brain kick to knock him down. Jeff Hardy then jumped over the top rope onto Lance Storm and then Helms went for a move but Matt countered it into a back suplex. The fans chanted for Lita and Matt Hardy went over and made the tag as Ivory got tagged in. Lita knocked Ivory down with a clothesline and then a back body drop and some right hands. Ivory whipped Lita off the ropes and Lita came back with a head scissors take down and then a side Russian leg sweep. Lita pinned Ivory for a two count and Lance Storm got in the ring and kicked Lita right in the back of the head. Lance Storm then perched Lita up on the top rope and he went for a super plex but Jeff Hardy stopped him with a running power bomb out of the corner! Helms gave Jeff Hardy a super kick and then Lita came off the top rope with a hurricanrana on Helms. Ivory grabbed the European Title and she went to hit Lita but Matt gave Ivory the Twist of Fate to stop it. Matt then set Lita up for the moonsault and Lita came off the top rope with the moonsault on Ivory and a pin for a three count to get the win!
Winners - Lita and the Hardy Boyz
A shot of The Rock's locker room was shown and we're going to find out from him, to see if he accepts the challenge of Test! Michael Cole showed up in front of The Rock's locker room and he said that they hope to find out about tonight's match. Michael knocked on the door and The Rock came out and asked what in the blue hell is wrong with Michael Cole? The Rock just got out of the shower. He just wants to barge in on The Rock? The Rock asked Michael if he's looking at the people's strudel? Michael tried to say no and The Rock said to each his own. The Rock asked for one minute and he went back in his locker room.
The APA were shown playing cards and Bradshaw said that he's not going to lose a damn hand today, because they are in Texas. God's country! Chris Jericho showed up and Bradshaw said that they have another player. Chris said that he doesn't have time to play cards, and neither do they. Do they realize that their match with Rhyno and the Dudleys is up next? Are they ready?! Bradshaw said they are, and Chris said that the APA and Stephanie have something in common. You know what it is? Protection. The APA sells protection and Stephanie doesn't use it! It's time for an APA / Y2J beating, Texas style!
William Regal, Tajiri and Torrie Wilson were shown and Regal was talking to Tajiri and Tajiri had Torrie right next to him. Regal asked Tajiri if he's sure that he wants to face Kanyon for the US Title tonight? Tajiri spoke in Japanese to Regal and Regal told him that he's got his match. Torrie and Tajiri got excited and Regal told Tajiri to keep his mind on the US Title, not on Ms. Wilson. Even though she is a member of the Alliance, she is very charming, so keep your mind on the title.
The Rock and Michael Cole were shown again and Michael asked him if he will accept The Alliance challenge. If he does, it will be The Rock vs. Test and whoever The Rock chooses for Test. The Rock told Michael Cole that he has two words for Michael Cole. Eye contact. The Rock heard about this challenge tonight. The Rock figured he would have a little bit of practice, but the question is, who? Who is The Rock going to choose as Test's tag team partner. The fans chanted "Rocky, Rocky!" and The Rock asked who he will choose? That person has to have several traits. Number one, seeing as Test is a very big and powerful man. His partner has to be fast. Number two, anyone dumb enough to team up with Test has to be EASY to manipulate. Number three, anybody who has to stand behind Test to face The Rock tonight has to have clearly no testicles what so ever. So you see Michael Cole, Test's partner tonight has to be FAST, EASY and NO TESTICLES. That person that The Rock can think about is Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley! So you see Stephanie, she wants to throw the challenge at The Rock. Well, The Rock will catch that challenge and throw it right back at her. The happy couple back again. The Rock can hear it now: Here comes the Test and the Ho with the enormous breasts! The fans heavily chanted "Rocky, Rocky!" and The Rock said "Watch as they go, getting their asses kicked all over San Antonio!" Michael Cole laughed and The Rock told Michael Cole to have eye contact, if you smell what The Rock is cookin'!
Six Man Tag Team Match
Referee: Michael Chiota
The Dudley Boyz and Rhyno vs. The APA and Chris Jericho
The music of the Dudley Boyz hit in the arena and they made their way to the ring for a six person tag team match with Rhyno against the APA and Chris Jericho. The Dudley Boyz are the number one contenders for the tag team titles, and it's unknown when they will be getting their shot at the titles. The APA came out and they waited for Chris Jericho to come out. The match started off with D-Von Dudley against Faarooq and D-Von gave Faarooq some kicks and right hands. D-Von gave Faarooq a shot to the mid section and then a shot to the throat and then D-Von whipped Faarooq off the ropes and he went for a hip toss but Faarooq gave him a clothesline and then a power slam and a pin for a two count. Faarooq made the tag to Chris Jericho and he got in the ring with right hands and chops to D-Von Dudley. D-Von whipped Chris into the corner and Chris jumped over D-Von and he went for a bulldog but D-Von ducked it.
D-Von whipped Chris into the corner and Chris knocked Rhyno and Bubba down from the apron and then the two pulled Chris Jericho into the ring post. D-Von then made the tag to Rhyno and he got in the ring with some right hands on Chris Jericho. Rhyno pulled Chris to the middle of the ring and then he gave him a right hand and then a spinebuster. Rhyno pinned Chris Jericho for a two count. Rhyno then made the tag to Bubba Ray Dudley and he got in the ring and hammered away on Chris Jericho as he was down on the mat. Bubba pinned Chris Jericho for a two count and then he got Chris in a reverse chin lock. Chris battled out of it with some elbows to the mid section and then Chris rolled Bubba up in a pin for a two count. Bubba knocked Chris Jericho down and then he gave Chris a right hand and then a body slam. Bubba went to the second rope and Faarooq went after him but the referee stopped him.
Chris Jericho then got up and chucked Bubba Ray Dudley from the second rope to the center of the ring. Bubba made the tag to Rhyno as Chris Jericho tagged Bradshaw into the ring. Bradshaw went to work on Rhyno and D-Von Dudley as he got in the ring. Bradshaw caught D-Von as he went for a cross body and he gave Rhyno a big boot and then a fall away slam to D-Von. Faarooq gave Bubba a spinebuster and then D-Von pulled him to the outside of the ring. Jericho got the tag and Jericho came off the top rope with a missile drop kick and then a back body drop to D-Von. Jericho clotheslined D-Von to the outside of the ring and then he hit Bubba with a springboard drop kick. Rhyno then went for the Gore but Chris Jericho was able to avoid it and then Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell on Rhyno and then Chris hit the lionsault and he pinned him for a three count to get the win!
Winners - Chris Jericho and the APA
Test was shown pacing in the backstage area and Stephanie showed up, angered about what The Rock said about her. He said that she was fast, easy and has no testicles. Test said that he's got some nerve. If anyone in the Alliance has testicles, it's Stephanie. Test said thanks but no thanks. He can destroy The Rock on his own. Test said that he's going to tell The Rock that tonight's match is going to be one on one. Stephanie told Test that she would be his tag team partner for tonight's match. Just like Shane is going to do at Unforgiven, she is going to kick The Rock's ass!
Booker T was shown warming up for his match against the Undertaker!
The Undertaker was also shown warming up and the Undertaker vs. Booker T is next!
Stone Cold and Debra were shown and someone knocked on their door and Austin invited them in. It was RVD. Austin asked him what he wants. He comes in here to tell him that he's afraid to face Kurt Angle tonight? RVD said God no. He has a question, though. Should he be defending the Hardcore Championship tonight? Austin asked what RVD thinks, and RVD said that he's the Champion. He's got no problems putting the title on the line. He thinks he should do it, because he prefers it Hardcore. Austin told RVD that if Stone Cold was the Hardcore Champion, he'd put it on the line, so yes, put it on the line. Done deal. Austin told RVD that he sees the next Stone Cold Steve Austin in RVD in maybe 5-10 years. RVD said wow, thank you very much, but he's just fine being RVD. Austin didn't seem to like that as RVD left. Debra stood up and she smiled and laughed. Austin asked what is so funny. Debra said she thinks it's so cute the way he does that "RVD" thing. Austin did a fake laugh and he told Debra to sit down. It ain't funny and it ain't cute. It makes Austin sick.
Referee: Earl Hebner
The Undertaker vs. Booker T
The music of the Undertaker hit in the arena and he made his way to the ring for his one on one match against Booker T! Booker T's music then hit and he made his way out and the referee for this contest is WWF official, Earl Hebner. The match started off with a lock up and the Undertaker backed Booker T into the corner and he gave him some reverse elbows and right hands. Booker T battled out of the corner with some right hands on the Undertaker and then the Undertaker tossed Booker T into the other corner. Booker T hit the Undertaker with a reverse elbow and then the Undertaker knocked Booker T down. The Undertaker pinned Booker T for a two count and then Booker T bailed out of the ring. Booker T got on the apron and he pulled the Undertaker down across the top rope and then he got in the ring and the Undertaker gave Booker T some right hands. The Undertaker clotheslined Booker T to the outside of the ring and then the Undertaker went out after Booker T. The Undertaker slammed Booker T into the steel steps and then he gave him some straight right hands.
The two continued to brawl on the outside of the ring and Booker T got a steel chair but the referee stopped him from using it. Booker T got the Undertaker back in the ring and he gave him some right hands and chops into the corner. The Undertaker gave Booker T some right hands and then Booker T whipped the Undertaker off the ropes and the Undertaker came back with a jumping clothesline on Booker T. The Undertaker looked to have hurt himself and he gave Booker T some left hands and then he whipped him off the ropes. Booker T kicked the Undertaker in the chest and then he hit the Undertaker with a side kick. Booker T went for the ax kick but the Undertaker hit Booker T with a clothesline. The Undertaker then grabbed Booker T by the throat and he went for a choke slam but Steven Richards entered the ring and the Undertaker knocked him down with a hard right hand. The Undertaker then went to grab Steven Richards but Booker T hit the Undertaker with the scissors kick and then he pinned him for a three count to get the win!
Winner - Booker T
After the match, Steven Richards tried to get out of the ring and the Undertaker pulled him back into the ring and he set him up for the Last Ride but Kronik came out of nowhere and Brian Adams gave the Undertaker a clothesline and then the two double teamed the Undertaker. Kronik went for the double team choke slam but Steven Richards told them no and he directed them to the announcer's table! Steven Richards cleared off the announcer's table and then Kronik brought the Undertaker to the outside of the ring. The Undertaker battled back with some right hands and then he slammed Bryan Clark into the steel steps. Adams nailed the Undertaker to knock him down and then Steven continued to direct traffic. Kronik then gave the Undertaker a double team choke slam onto the announcer's table! Oh my, oh my! As God is my witness, he is broken in half!
Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley was shown on the phone and she was arguing with Shane about tonight's match. Stephanie said that she's going to take on The Rock tonight with Test. Shane didn't seem too supportive of it and Stephanie complained. Stephanie said that in this very building, she won the Women's Championship and tonight, she's going to be victorious again and kick The Rock's ass!
World Championship Wrestling United States Championship Match
Referee: Charles Robinson
Tajiri vs. Chris Kanyon (c)
Tajiri's music hit in the arena and he and Torrie Wilson made their way to the ring for a shot at the WCW United States Championship! The match started off with a lock up and Kanyon powered Tajiri into the corner and gave him some shoulder blocks and right hands. Kanyon knocked Tajiri down in the center of the ring and then he went for a back suplex but Tajiri landed on his feet and he punched and kicked away on Kanyon. Kanyon whipped Tajiri into the corner and Tajiri kicked him in the face and then he went to the top rope. Kanyon hit Tajiri with some right hands and then he got on the second rope and picked Tajiri up and gave him a Samoan drop from the second rope. Kanyon crawled over and pinned Tajiri for a two count as Torrie stood at ringside, cheering on Tajiri. Kanyon scooped Tajiri up on his shoulder and he gave him a running back breaker and then he pinned him for a two count. Kanyon went for a right hand and Tajiri ducked it and he kicked Kanyon in the face.
Kanyon whipped Tajiri off the ropes and Tajiri gave Kanyon a springboard elbow and then a cross body over the top rope to the outside of the ring as Kanyon bailed out of the ring. Kanyon crawled into the ring and Tajiri gave Kanyon a shoulder block and then he jumped over the top rope and Kanyon caught Tajiri in a northern lights suplex pin for a two count. Kanyon whipped Tajiri into the corner and then he charged at him, only to get caught in the Tarantula. Kanyon knocked Tajiri down with a reverse elbow and then he went to the outside of the ring and got his Title but Torrie grabbed it and she went to hit Kanyon with it but he ducked and she nailed Tajiri. Kanyon then pinned Tajiri for a two count and then he tossed him into the ring post, shoulder first. Kanyon then rolled Tajiri up with his feet on the ropes and he got a two count. Tajiri then hit the Green Mist and then a kick to the face and then he pinned Kanyon for a three count to win the WCW United States Title!
Winner and new WCW United States Champion, Tajiri
After the match, Tajiri celebrated in the ring and Torrie Wilson got in the ring with him to celebrate and then the two left together!
Stone Cold and RVD were shown face to face and Austin told RVD that it pisses him off to see the footage of RVD pinning Stone Cold. It sucks! So go out to the ring and beat the hell out of Kurt Angle for himself, the Alliance and Stone Cold Steve Austin. Beat that man like Austin did at Summer Slam. Beat that man like Austin is going to do at Unforgiven. Austin wants to see all of that Hardcore crap. Now show Austin what he's got. RVD said that he's going to beat Kurt Angle's match tonight and he asked Austin why he's going nuts. That's not healthy. Austin said that he's trying to get RVD pumped up for his match and RVD said that he is, and he's going to do what Austin couldn't do at Summer Slam, he's going to pin him, one, two, three, because he's ...Austin yelled at Rob Van Dam, telling him that he knows who he is!
World Wrestling Federation Hardcore Championship Match
Referee: Tim White
Kurt Angle vs. Rob Van Dam (c)
Rob Van Dam made his way to the ring for a Hardcore Title defense against Kurt Angle! Kurt Angle made his way out and he got right in the ring with Rob Van Dam and he seemed to be angry. Kurt Angle's elbow was taped up and the match started off with a lock up and a go behind from both men. RVD gave Kurt some reverse elbows and then Kurt hit an awesome suplex on RVD. RVD rolled to the outside of the ring to bail out and then he got back in the ring and the two locked up again. Kurt grabbed RVD by the leg and then RVD gave Kurt an Enziguri and then RVD backed Kurt into the corner with some right hands. Kurt battled out of the corner with some right hands of his own and then RVD went for a heel kick but Kurt ducked it and clotheslined RVD down to the mat. RVD went for a head scissors but Kurt caught him and he got him in the ankle lock but RVD got to the ropes.
RVD bailed out of the ring and Kurt went after him. Kurt slammed RVD's head into the ring apron and then the two went at it on the outside. RVD got a moonsault on Kurt Angle and then he pinned him for a two count. RVD then hopped to the ring apron and then he came off with a leg drop and then Kurt Angle got up and got RVD in the ankle lock. RVD grabbed a chair and he nailed Kurt Angle with it. RVD and Kurt Angle got back in the ring and RVD brought the chair with him. RVD whipped Kurt into the corner and then he rolled and went for a monkey flip but Kurt Angle caught him and he gave RVD somewhat of a spinebuster onto the steel chair. Kurt Angle pinned RVD for a two count. Kurt gave RVD some right hands and then RVD knocked Kurt Angle down with a spin kick.
RVD knocked Kurt down by the apron and then he put a chair across his face and hopped over the top rope with a leg drop onto the chair on Angle's face. Angle fell to the outside of the ring and RVD pinned him for a two count. RVD went for a piledriver on the outside of the ring but Angle blocked it and rammed RVD into the security wall. Kurt slammed RVD's head into the ring post and then he did it a couple of more times, shades of Stone Cold Steve Austin to Kurt Angle at Summer Slam. Kurt Angle then grabbed the steel chair and he jammed it into the throat of RVD. Rob Van Dam and Kurt Angle battled to the top of the stage and RVD hung on the structure and he kicked Kurt Angle. RVD got a head scissors choke on Kurt Angle to wear him down. RVD then pointed to himself and he went for a spin kick but Kurt Angle caught his foot and he gave him the ankle lock and RVD tapped out!
Winner and new WWF Hardcore Champion, Kurt Angle
Just after winning the Hardcore Title, Stone Cold Steve Austin stormed out and he shoved Kurt Angle right off of the stage! Austin then attended to Rob Van Dam and then he tossed him off of the stage as well! Austin yelled at Tim White and then he looked down at Kurt Angle and RVD and RVD put his arm over Kurt Angle to pin him for a three count to regain the WWF Hardcore Championship!
Winner and new WWF Hardcore Champion, Rob Van Dam
Stupidity of the Week:
Jim Ross explaining that Kurt Angle would have to break the ankle lock, because RVD got to the ropes. A second later, he explained that anything goes in this match, lol, OK?
In the arena:
Kurt Angle was shown being attended to and he seemed to be a bit out of it as he took quite the fall off of the stage.
As Kurt Angle was taken away on a stretcher, Paul Heyman and Jim Ross argued at ringside and Jim Ross told Paul Heyman to kiss his ass!
Test and Stephanie were shown walking through the backstage area and as they were walking together, Stephanie pumped Test up for the big match.
Referee: Nick Patrick
Test and Stephanie vs. The Rock
Stephanie came out and she introduced everyone to the man that's going to help her kick The Rock's ass! Her tag team partner for this handicap match, Test! Stephanie sat at ringside with Paul Heyman and Jim Ross as Test got in the ring. The Rock came out to the ring as the WCW Heavyweight Champion and the fans went nuts! Test attacked The Rock right as he got in the ring and he whipped him of the ropes and The Rock countered and knocked Test down with a reverse elbow. Test gave The Rock some right hands and then he went off the ropes, only to get caught by The Rock and a Samoan drop. The Rock pinned Test for a two count and then The Rock gave Test a number of right hands. The Rock tossed Test to the outside of the ring and then The Rock went to the outside of the ring after Test. Test gave The Rock a right hand and then a hard clothesline. Stephanie got up and then she kicked away on The Rock as he was down on the ground. Stephanie slapped The Rock and then she went back to commentary. Test rolled The Rock into the ring and he got him in the corner and stomped away on him.
Test gave The Rock some reverse elbows and then some right hands. The Rock battled out of the corner with some right hands and then Test got The Rock in a sidewalk slam and a pin for a two count. Test picked The Rock up and he gave him some right hands into the corner. Test whipped The Rock into the opposite corner and Test followed it up with a vicious clothesline. Test gave The Rock a hard shot to the back and then he got The Rock in a bear hug to wear him down. The fans chanted "Rocky, Rocky!" and The Rock gave Test some right hands to get out of it. Test blocked a right hand and he gave The Rock a number of right hands of his own. The Rock kicked Test in the gut and then he gave him a DDT and both men were down. Referee Nick Patrick started the count and both men got up at the count of eight. Test gave The Rock a right hand and The Rock battled back with a right hand of his own. The Rock gave Test a number of right hands and then Test whipped The Rock off the ropes and The Rock came back with a huge jumping clothesline and then some right hands into the corner.
The Rock then went for the Rock Bottom but Test battled out of it. Test went off the ropes and The Rock caught Test in a spinebuster and then Stephanie got up and as The Rock went for the people's elbow, Stephanie grabbed The Rock's foot. The Rock stopped and grabbed Stephanie and pulled her onto the apron. Test attacked The Rock from behind and then he whipped him off the ropes and gave him a hard big boot. Stephanie got on the apron and asked for the tag and Test tagged her in. Stephanie got in the ring and she pinned The Rock but she only got a two count! Stephanie crawled to the corner, but it was the wrong corner. The Rock knocked Test down from the apron and then The Rock got ready for the Rock Bottom. The Rock hooked Stephanie but Test got in the ring to save Stephanie with a shot from behind. Test then nailed The Rock with a hard clothesline and Stephanie was on the apron and she called for some help. Booker T made his way out as The Rock escaped from a move and The Rock shoved Test into Stephanie and she fell off the apron and knocked Booker T down. The Rock then gave Test the Rock Bottom and then a pin for a three count to get the win!
Winner - The Rock
After the match, The Rock went to the outside of the ring and he got a steel chair and waited in the ring, incase Booker T entered the ring. Stephanie restrained Booker T and the two left together.
Michael Cole caught up with Stone Cold and asked him if he got an update on Kurt Angle. Michael told Austin that he suffered a serious neck and back injury after he was thrown off of the stage. Austin started to leave and Michael asked him if he realizes that he might not have an opponent at Unforgiven. Austin mocked Michael Cole and he said "What, what, what?" Does it look like Austin cares or gives a rat's ass about him? Austin made it obvious that he doesn't give a damn about Kurt Angle as RAW is WAR went off the air!