Match #8: Scott Steiner (w/ nWo ref) vs. Scott Hall
- Once again, words get bleeped out as the fans chide Big Poppa Roid.
- Chuluota, FL's favorite son will take on the new leader of the nWo.
- The nWo ref will officiate this bout.
- You can throw away a clean victory result for Scott Hall knowing
this. Of course, do any TV main events end clean anymore?
- The nWo ref checks Scott Hall for illegal objects.
- Hall tells the ref to check Steiner, which he obliges.
- As the ref checks Steiner, Hall attacks, and the bell rings.
- Steiner retreats to the outside.
- Hall kicks Steiner as he comes in.
- The ref holds Hall's leg as Steiner takes him down.
- The ref makes an obvious fast count in Steiner's favor for two.
- All of Steiner's pinfall attempts will have fast counts.
- Steiner places Hall on the turnbuckle upside down and pulls his leg
on the rope.
- Another two-count, in which Hall gets to the ropes.
- Steiner holds Hall on the ropes.
- Kick in the midsection by Roids.
- Steiner works on Hall in the corner.
- Steiner with a pumphandle slam for two.
- Steiner with a double-underhook slam for two.
- Steiner then makes a one-foot cover for two.
- Steiner kicks Hall and rams him into the turnbuckle.
- Steiner locks on a sleeperhold.
- Hall gets out of it and whips Steiner.
- Hall gets a sleeperhold of his own.
- Steiner turns it around and delivers a belly-to-back suplex.
- With both men down the ref counts to ten.
- At the count of six Steiner makes a cover for two.
- Hall mounts a comeback.
- Hall slams Steiner after a whip.
- Hall covers Steiner but the ref counts VERY SLOW for two.
- Hall with a top-rope bulldog for another slow two-count.
- Hall makes the "That's It" signal and sets Steiner up for the Edge.
- The ref pulls Steiner out of the move.
- Hall grabs the ref and Edges him!
- Steiner blindsides Hall with a lariat.
- With no conscious official in the ring, Steiner locks on the Steiner
- Steiner breaks the hold as "we run out of time." Oh, don't give me that crap,
Schiavone. This match went past the 10:05 PM limit to begin with.
- THE RESULT: At the 7:28 mark the show went off the air without
a decided winner.
The Good: Overall a solid card, highlighted by the Raven/Kanyon vs.
The Bad: I don't think it was necessary to see clips from Nitro and
Konnan winning the TV Belt every few minutes. The abrupt non-finish of the
main event also didn't help matters.
The Ugly: Seeing Chris Benoit carry Steve "Mongo" McMichael as a tag