British Columbia, Canada
August 16, 2000
In the homestretch of the
WCW Canadian tour, things were still at an all-time high,
as Thunder aired from the Riverside Coliseum. While The
MIA came together to fight against the Team Canada unit,
another faction emerged on the scene, as the Power Plant
contingency added another to the fold with "Above
Average" Mike Sanders.
Backstage, Kevin Nash and
Rick Steiner exchanged words. It ended with Big Sexy
challenging Rick Steiner to a match.
Outside the arena, The Cat
stopped Team Canada as they got out of their limo,
telling them they would fight as a group against MIA
later in the show.
Kronic d. Four Unnamed
Brian Adams rallied the crowd behind his team before the
match began. He went on to guarantee victory over their
four opponents in two minutes or less. The former
champions threw their nameless victims around like rag
dolls, taking the biggest of the four up for the High
Time in an easy workout. The Harris Boys appeared on the
big screen, warning Kronic to watch their backs.
Backstage, Mean Gene and
Mark Madden prepared in their respective dressing rooms
for the "match of the millennium."
Average" Mike Sanders tried to talk himself into The
Filthy Animals. At first, the group vetoed the idea, but
eventually agreed to give him a tryout.
Backstage, Vampiro stewed
about The Demon's turn this past Monday on Nitro, telling
Muta that he was to exact revenge against the KISS
Interview: David Flair
Flair came out and asked Ms. Hancock to come to the ring.
David got down on one knee, and as he prepared to ask for
her hand in marriage, The MIA stormed the ring. The
Misfits held Hancock back as Sgt. AWOL destroyed the
young Flair. Major Gunns told David he got what he
deserved, and she and her men headed to the back. Hancock
told Flair that he couldn't even get this right, as she
took the ring from his pants pocket and placed it on her
Pamela Paulshock Interview:
General Rection pumped up his army for their upcoming
battle against Team Canada.
Backstage, Crowbar asked
Daffney if she was OK with the David Flair and Ms.
Hancock situation. She assured him she was fine, as she
spoke of her secret admirer.
Disqualification - Rey
Mysterio Jr. and The Juice with The Filthy Animals and
"Above Average" Mike Sanders d. Mark Jindrak
and Sean O'Haire
Sanders tried to jive on the mic with The Animals, but
Konnan told him to shut up. Juvi and Rey worked over
their bigger opponents, using their experience advantage
to catch the rookies off guard. Soon however, it was
Jindrak and O'Haire using quick tags to keep the
champions rocking. Guerrera came back with some high-flying,
but the powerhouses continued to use their strength
against Mysterio and The Juice. Out of nowhere, The
Perfect Event and Reno hit the ring after The Animals, as
Mike Sanders turned on Konnan and Disco, siding with his
Power Plant alumni.
Backstage, Mean Gene asked
"Screamin" Norman some advice for his upcoming
match against Mark Madden.
Backstage, Tank Abbott
told 3 Count to pack their bags, as they were heading
back to the States to fix the backups on their latest
The Great Muta d. The
Muta ran right for The Demon, ripping into him in the
corner of the ring. The bigger Demon turned things
around, showing Muta that he could hold his own against
the Japanese legend. As Muta placed the KISS creature in
a half crab submission, Vampiro made his way to the ring,
kendo stick in hand. Vamp distracted Mickey Jay as Muta
used the stick on the midsection of his opponent. The
Demon fought back, but as he set for the Love Gun, Muta
spit the green mist into his eyes and finished him off
with a moonsault for the victory. The Dark Carnival put
the boots to Demon after the bout. Vampiro took the mic,
telling Sting that he had big plans for him at Fall Brawl.
Backstage, when Rick
Steiner got up to see who was banging on his dressing
room door, no one was around, enraging the Dog-Faced
Gremlin even more.
Pamela Paulshock Interview:
"Smokey" Madden insulted Pamela Paulshock,
telling her that he was prepared to destroy her "sugar
daddy," Mean Gene.
Team Canada d. The MIA
Storm introduced Team Canada to their home country before
the battle got underway. The MIA interrupted the Canadian
national anthem, causing the crowd to start a "U.S.
sucks" chant. The faster guys started out, before
Oulette came in and nearly took Loco's head off with a
vicious clothesline. Team Canada remained in control,
using Lieutenant Loco as a punching bag. Rection made the
hot tag and battered Storm, as Loco and Cajun sprung off
the General's body to the outside onto their opponents.
Storm attacked the leg of Rection however, and after
rolling into a single leg crab, got the submission win.
He would not release the hold, prompting The Cat to
charge the ring with a steel chair. Team Canada stomped
him down as well before leaving to the adulation of the
crowd. The Cat finally got up and challenged Storm to a
one on one match. Storm said he would accept if The Cat
put his job as commissioner on the line against the
Canadian Title vs.
Disqualification - The Cat d. Lance Storm
Both men turned it on 10, as the power of WCW was on the
line in this all-important match. Storm had the advantage
at the beginning, but when Miller took over, Carl Oulette
ran in with the Canadian flagpole, causing the referee
Jamie Tucker to call for a disqualification.
Pamela Paulshock Interview:
The Dog-Faced Gremlin got two words out of his mouth
before a ruckus ensued out of camera range, with the set
being tipped over in the direction of Steiner.
Kamloops Street Fight
Mean Gene Okerlund d. Mark "Smokey" Madden
Madden talked smack on Mean Gene as Okerlund came to the
ring, dressed in Kamloops apparel, set to begin the
"match of the millennium." Gene got the mic and
told Madden to blow it out his ass. Okerlund called for a
pose down, but after removing his jersey, Madden choked
Gene down on the canvas. Norman Smiley arrived at
ringside, but Carl Oulette jumped on him, causing Big
Vito to come out. Smokey climbed to the second
turnbuckle, ready to end Mean Gene's life, but Pamela ran
from the back and delivered a low blow, setting Okerlund
up for a pinfall victory.
Backstage, Big Vito
demanded The Cat to give him a match against Carl Oulette.
Tony Schiavone Interview:
Jarrett stated that the wrestling business goes through a
change every five or six years and felt that they were
going through one currently. He worried about the
youngsters coming out of the Power Plant, who aren't
getting the opportunity to work a territory and learn the
business from every aspect. Jarrett doesn't think the
newer guys respect the business, but blames the higher
ups in wrestling for the change. After Schiavone told
Jarrett that his NBR match against Booker T was a match
of the year candidate, Jarrett disagreed, stating that he
didn't feel he took it to a different level in that bout,
and has and will have much better. In closing, Jeff
stated that although there have been several behind the
scenes changes over the past 10 months, he now felt that
the company was moving in the right direction.
Backstage, Billy Kidman
thanked Big Vito for helping him out on Monday night when
he was attacked.
Big Vito d. Carl "The
The Rave knocked Vito hard to the canvas at the bell. The
former Mamaluke came off the top with the Staten Island
elbow, but only got a two-count. Oulette countered with a
huge splash from the top turnbuckle, but he couldn't put
Vito away. A chopfest ensued, followed by a implant DDT
for a Big Vito win. Reno charged in after the big
Italian, planting him with the "Roll The Dice."
As Reno was about to finish Vito off with a chair, Billy
Kidman saved, dropping him with the Kid Crusher. The
Power Plant entourage swarmed the ring, annihilating
Kidman until The Filthy Animals joined the bedlam. When
Team Canada got involved in the brawl, Mike Awesome
entered the mix, fighting off the Canadian favorites.
Backstage, Rick Steiner
spoke with Scott Steiner on a cell phone. Suddenly,
Goldberg attacked with a lead pipe, grabbing the phone to
taunt Big Poppa as he stood over Rick's prone body.
Backstage, Stevie Ray
tried to get word on the condition of Rick Steiner as
paramedics loaded him into an ambulance.
Interview: Kevin Nash
Big Sexy said he wasn't going to waste his time calling
Bill Goldberg to the ring. He stated that he was there
because he didn't want to cheat his fans from seeing the
next world champion. Booker T came out and questioned
Nash about his statement. T promised the fans that at
Fall Brawl, he and Big Sexy would tear the house down and
give it everything they had. Nash said he had all the
respect in the world for Booker and shook his hand. As
the two held their arms high, Nash blindsided the
champion with a devastating clothesline, followed by a
huge Jackknife as Thunder came to an end.