Wrestlemania 14 has passed and now we are ready for all of the fallout in Part 26 in the WWF Attitude Era Series. The new WWF Champion is Stone Cold Steve Austin and DX appears to be weakened, with Shawn Michaels being put on the shelf and Mike Tyson turning on DX. Now we’re down to only Triple H and Chyna as DeGeneration X. This is part 26 of the WWF Attitude Era Series.
Over on Nitro, The New World Order continued to splinter at the seams, with Kevin Nash now having heat with Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff, for thefiring of Syxx and the fact that Scott Hall is MIA due to his personal demons. Chris Benoit and Booker T had a second time limit draw for the WCW Television Championship, leading to no time limit match at Spring Stampede. Chris Jericho revealed his list of 1004 holds(Arm-Bar!) Randy Savage and Kevin Nash, the two estranged members of the NWO, defeated Sting and Lex Luger. Hollywood Hogan and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper had another battle that ended in the usual interference ridden no contest.
Onto WWF RAW is WAR for 3/30/98. WWF RAW is WAR for March 30th 1998 features a steel cage return match for the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles with Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie taking on the New Age Outlaws for the held up titles, after the wrong dumpster was used. Plus the new WWF Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin is in the house. Triple H gives an interview on the status of DeGeneration X after Wrestlemania 14 and more. It’s Part 26 of the WWF Attitude Era Series.
WWF RAW is WAR 3/30/98
Recap of the events of Wrestlemania 14.
We have Vince McMahon out to introduce the new World Wrestling Federation Champion and also bring out a new title belt. We bid farewell to the winged eagle design WWF Championship and introduce the WWF Championship that will be used until the brand extension. Out comes Austin, with McMahon stating that if he follows his advice, Stone Cold Steve Austin could be the greatest World Wrestling Federation Champion of all time. Stone Cold isn’t buying what Mr. McMahon is selling. Mr. McMahon offers Stone Cold a choice, he can do things the easy way or the hard way. Austin opts to hit the Stone Cold Stunner on the boss. The seeds have all been planted but this is the night that the feud did bloom for sure, between Stone Cold Steve Austin and Mr. McMahon that would define the Attitude Era.
After the break, Mr. McMahon nurses his wounds and is not too happy.
LOD 2000 defeated Jose and Jesus of Los Boricuas.
Thirty second squash to establish to the fans that LOD is back and new and improved under the leadership of Sunny and are ready to regain the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Titles at Unforgiven.
Mr. McMahon has called the police but Stone Cold Steve Austin retorts that McMahon doesn’t have the balls to have him arrested. The plot thickens.
Kurrgan defeated Chainz
Another squash by Kurrgan who is not clicking at all with the fans. He slaps the claw of death on Chainz and gets the submission win.
The police are here and being lead to the locker room of Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Jeff Jarrett(w/Tennessee Lee) defeated Mr. Aguila
Jeff Jarrett has a nice blinking outfit along with a blinking horse for this match. Pretty much a squash as the former number one contender for the WWF Lightheavyweight Title. Figure Four Leglock is applied to Mr. Aguila for the win. Then out rushes Steve Blackman to continue his epic war with Jeff Jarrett.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is lead out of the building in handcuffs. He threatens Mr. McMahon on the way out. McMahon responds that Austin made his choice and now he has to live with it, as McMahon has made his.
The Rock lays some wisdom, with the debut of the new Intercontinental Title Belt, that was used from 1998-2011.
Ken Shamrock and Steve Blackman defeated Faarooq and the Rock.
This is a return match from three weeks ago on this program. The Rock bails on Faarooq and Ken Shamrock scores the pin on Faarooq. Faarooq angrily calls the Rock back into the ring but as it turns out, the other three members of the Nation of Domination, Mark Henry, D’Lo Brown, and Kama Mustafa are beating on Faarooq, with the Rock also laying the Smackdown. The Rock now rules the Nation of Domination and Faarooq, the former leader, has been battered and beaten.
The glorious destruction of Pete Rose by Kane is recapped from last night at Wrestlemania 14.
Out walks Triple H and Chyna. Shawn Michaels dropped the ball last night. He dropped it in the worst way possible. Therefore, Triple H takes leadership in DX, and he’s going to bring in an old friend to help him. Out comes Sean Waltman to make his return to the World Wrestling Federation, who a few weeks earlier was fired via Fed Exby Eric Bischoff. It’s time for Waltman to rip into Bischoff. He states that if Hulk Hogan stopped short, Eric Bischoff’s head would go straight up his ass. The more things change, the more they stay the same, eh? Hall and Nash are being held against their will in WCW and they’d be right here with DX if it wasn’t the case. Waltman has joined up with Chyna and Triple H in DX but there’s more to come.
We had a return of an old WWF Superstar, but now we have the debut of a new one coming soon. A man by the name of Val Venis is on his way to the World Wrestling Federation. His gimmick is a former adult entertainment star but now he’s coming to the World Wrestling Federation. Val Venis is coming.
Luna Vachon challenges Sable to an Evening Gown Match, where naturally the first person to have their evening gown ripped off to reveal their unmentionables will be the loser. Marc Mero is not too happy with this but Sable accepts the challenge.
Marc Mero(w/Sable) defeated TAKA Michinoku
Well Mero makes easy work of the WWF Lightheavyweight Champion. Yet three men run into the ring and beat up TAKA. They are not revealed, but they are Men’s Teioh, Dick Togo, and Shoichi Funaki, former team mates of TAKA in Kaientai in Michinoku Pro Wrestling in Japan. The Light Heavyweight Division got a shot in the arm perhaps with these new arrivals and fresh challengers for TAKA or so it seemed at the time.
Jim Cornette, introduces Dan Severn, a legendary competitor in the early days of UFC and now the NWA Champion during the time. The Headbangers, who won the NWA World Tag Team Titles a little over a month ago, will defend against Cornette’s newest tag team, the New Midnight Express of “Bombastic” Bob Holly and “Bodacious” Bart Gunn.
The New Midnight Express(w/Jim Cornette and Dan Severn) defeated the Headbangers to win the NWA Tag Team Titles.
Bart Gunn and Bob Holly manage to bring the belts back to the NWA faction in a perfectly acceptable encounter. Than Dan Severn beats up the Headbangers after the match.
Stone Cold Steve Austin calls from prison and he will be coming for Mr. McMahon next week.
It is challenge night for Unforgiven, as Paul Bearer challenges the Undertaker to face Kane in another match, where the ring is surrounded by fire and the only way to ring is to set your opponent on fire. It will be the Undertaker taking on Kane in an Inferno Match.
The New Age Outlaws regained the WWF Tag Team Titles in a steel cage match against Cactus Jack and Chainsaw Charlie.
The belts were vacant right now, due to Charlie and Jack winning them in last night, by throwing the New Age Outlaws into the wrong dumpster. Terry Funk is trapped, handcuffed and tied to the steel cage, which allows the Outlaws to battle Cactus Jack two on one, but Cactus fights back and tries to escape the cage, but out comes Waltman, Triple H, and Chyna. Waltman nails Cactus with a chair at the top of the cage and now a spiked piledriver takes out Cactus. The Road Dogg does the worm and then he covers Cactus Jack for the pin. We have new WWF Tag Team Champions for a second time. Billy Gunn and the Road Dogg, the New Age Outlaws are now officially members of DX.
With DeGeneration X with three new members, it is stronger than ever. Stone Cold Steve Austin has vowed his revenge against Mr. McMahon. And will the Undertaker accept the challenge laid down by Paul Bearer? We’ll find out what will occur in the WWF Attitude Era Series in Part 27.