October 11, 2000
It was show number two in
Australia as Sydney hosted Thunder down under on TBS. With both Mike Sanders
and The Cat sharing the booking duties, the Australian fans were in for
a double treat as the two tried to "out book" the other. In the end, they
booked each other in two high profile matches - with Sanders meeting Sting,
and The Cat taking on Big Sexy, Kevin Nash.
Backstage, Scott Steiner
attacked "Perfectshawn" Stasiak, telling him to let Mike Sanders know that
he wanted a match with Booker T.
General Rection and Konnan
with Tygress d. Lance Storm with Major Gunns and "The Franchise" Shane
Douglas with Torrie Wilson
Douglas told Konnan that
he was ready for him at Halloween Havoc. As Torrie started to put down
the Aussies, Storm and Gunns came to the ring, challenging the crowd to
respect the playing of the Canadian national anthem. Konnan and Rection
charged the ring, sending Douglas and Storm to the floor. K-Dogg and The
Franchise exchanged a series of chops, with The Filthy Animal ending up
getting the double team on the wrong side of the ring. When Major Gunns
tripped Storm in the corner, Torrie pulled her to the floor by her hair,
prompting Tygress to tear into Wilson, all to the delight of the Sydney
crowd. Rection tagged into the action, but was stopped by Douglas. Billy
Kidman ran in and delivered the Kid Crusher to Shane, leaving him prone
for Rection's No Laughing Matter moonsault for the win.
Backstage, Stasiak told Sanders
about Scott Steiner's request. Above Average told Perfectshawn to relay
his response to Big Poppa, but Stasiak declined.
Interview: The Cat with
The commissioner introduced
karate champion Sam Greco to the ring as the newest edition to World Championship
Wrestling. Greco played to the Australian crowd, before thanking The Cat
for giving him the opportunity to participate in WCW. The Natural Born
Thrillers arrived on the stage, with Sanders asking Miller where he got
the authority to hire new people. The two went back and forth, verbally
jabbing each other, with The Cat booking Sanders in a match against Mark
Madden. Above Average followed that up by scheduling The Cat to take on
Kevin Nash. Miller changed his mind, replacing Madden with Sting in the
match against Sanders. Stasiak was sent into the ring, but was knocked
silly by a Greco front kick.
Backstage, Sanders told Jindrak
and O' Haire to go take care of "Thriller business." Palumbo and Johnny
the Bull made fun of a beaten up Stasiak.
WCW World Tag Team Title
Corporal Cajun and Lieutenant
Loco d. Mark Jindrak and Sean O' Haire
The champions used their
power early on their MIA opponents, bringing them to the canvas hard with
big suplexes. The MIA took control with speed and agility, taking the big
men off their feet. Loco found himself in the wrong corner and was brutalized
by Jindrak and O' Haire. The Lieutenant tagged Cajun, but the champions
stopped the Corporal in his tracks. Jindrak hit a huracanrana from the
top and O' Haire set for the Seanton Bomb, but was knocked off the ropes
by Loco. In the end, The Misfits scored the upset win to gain the WCW titles.
Mike Sanders came out and announced The MIA as the new champs, but ordered
a rematch to start immediately.
WCW World Tag team Title
Mark Jindrak and Sean O'
Haire d. Corporal Cajun and Lieutenant Loco
The Thrillers attacked the
champions, taking them off guard after the bell. O' Haire grabbed one of
the WCW titles and, when the referee wasn't looking, took it over Cajun's
head. The double-teaming of the massive Thrillers proved to be too much,
as they got the win and regained the gold. Sgt. A-WALL stormed to the ring
and choke slammed both O' Haire and Jindrak after the match.
Pamela Paulshock Interview:
"Prime Time" Elix Skipper
Skipper said that Billy
Kidman had no business interfering in Lance Storm's match, and challenged
him to a match for later in the show.
Backstage, Mike Sanders told
Chuck Palumbo that he was chosen to take Goldberg out later in the night.
Disqualification - Kronik
d. Booker T
Booker told Scott Steiner
that he was ready to face him at the PPV. T told Sanders to send out anyone
from the back. Kronik hit the ring, and the two-on-one match was underway.
On the outside, Clark and Adams slammed Booker repeatedly into the guardrail,
trying to wear him down before his big title match at Havoc. The referee
was knocked down as T came alive, throwing a huge sidekick, but Kronik
stayed strong. As the two were about take Booker up for the High Time,
Goldberg ran in, spearing Clark to the mat. Booker got back up and he and
Bill sent Kronik running, as the referee called for a disqualification
win for Adams and Clark.
Backstage, Chuck Palumbo
spoke with his mother on the phone, asking for advice for his match against
Backstage, Johnny the Bull
told Kevin Nash that Mike Sanders had big problems on his hands. Nash said
there were no problems, only solutions.
"Prime Time" Elix Skipper
with "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan d. Billy Kidman
The two former Cruiserweight
Champions were all over, both in and out of the ring. The fans were solidly
behind Billy, as he worked over the inexperienced Skipper. Team Canada
came back, but after a missed elbow from the top by Prime Time, Kidman
hit a springboard bulldog from the corner. Several pin attempts followed,
with neither man gaining a three. Duggan slid a chair into the ring, distracting
the referee long enough to hit Kidman with the 2 X 4, setting Skipper to
apply the Overdrive for the victory.
Pamela Paulshock Interview:
Pamela asked Palumbo what
his mother's advice was. He whispered it to her, but she blurted out loud
that her advice was to run.
The Lava Lamp Lounge:
Kwee Wee and Paisley
Awesome adored himself to
the Australian crowd, going along with their country chant. As Kwee Wee
spoke into the microphone, "That 70's Guy" hit on Paisley, angering the
young designer. Johnny the Bull jumped Kwee Wee, as The Harris Brothers
destroyed Awesome, telling him to be ready for more later in the night.
Backstage, Nash asked Sanders
why he was warming up. Mike told the coach that he was readying himself
for his match against Sting. Sanders then informed Big Sexy that he would
face The Cat later on Thunder.
Goldberg d. "The Event"
Chuck Palumbo and "Perfectshawn" Stasiak
Palumbo came strong after
the monster Goldberg, but was stopped almost before he got started. Stasiak
came in, but was met with a spear. After a pair of Jackhammers, Goldberg
pinned both men, giving him two more wins on his way to beating his streak.
Sting d. "Above Average"
The Cat joined the announcers,
as the match was ready to start. When The Stinger's music played, Jeff
Jarrett came out to the ring dressed as the "retro" Sting once again. He
lay on the canvas and told Sanders to cover him. Just then, the lights
flickered, bringing the real Sting to the ring. He blasted Jarrett to the
outside, but was caught with a baseball bat shot, courtesy of Sanders.
Mike applied a Cobra Clutch, but Sting escaped, sending the Cruiserweight
Champion to the corner. After a series of splashes, Above Average was dropped
hard with the Scorpion Deathdrop, giving Sting the 1-2-3 win.
Backstage, Sanders wondered
where the rest of The Thrillers were while he was getting killed in the
"That 70's Guy" Mike Awesome
and Crowbar d. The Harris Brothers
Awesome and Crowbar ran
down the aisle and into the ring, looking to exact some revenge from The
Harris Brothers' attack earlier. Awesome hit a double plancha to the outside
on both Don and Ron, bringing the crowd to their feet. The biker twins
used their experience to keep Crowbar down, as he desperately tried to
make the tag with That 70's Guy. Awesome finally tagged in, but was soon
put in a double Boston Crab by his opponents. Crowbar slid a table into
the ring, and clobbered Ron with a steel chair. Don kicked the chair into
Crowbar's face and charged after Awesome, who backdropped him into the
table and got the pin.
"Big Poppa Pump" Scott
Steiner with Midajah d. Rey Mysterio, Jr. with Tygress
It was a contrast in size
and style as Big Poppa Pump faced off against Rey Mysterio, Jr. Steiner
threw Rey around like a rag doll, tossing him to the floor and following
him out. Back inside, Scott continued his onslaught, even getting in the
face of the referee, Mickey Jay. Mysterio came back with a brief flurry,
but after a huge Steinerline, he was back on the mat. As Steiner did a
set of push-ups, Rey went to the top and brought a legdrop down across
the back of Scott's neck. Big Poppa recouped and, after two devastating
suplexes off the top rope, finished Rey off with his patented Steiner Recliner.
Disqualification - The
Cat with Ms. Jones d. "Big Sexy" Kevin Nash
Sanders, who was out commentating,
distracted The Cat, allowing Nash to get the upper hand going in. Nash
asked for a test of strength, but Miller chose to deliver a kick to the
ribs instead. Cat had Nash on the defense when Sanders entered, smashing
a chair over Miller's head for the DQ. As Big Sexy and Sanders set The
Cat up for a double team, Booker T, Scott Steiner, Sting, and Jeff Jarrett
all ran in, followed by Goldberg and Kronik. A huge brawl ensued with all
of the Halloween Havoc combatants facing off as Thunder faded to black.