June 29th 1998
Hosted by Tony Schiavone,
Larry Zbyszko, Mike Tenay, and Bobby Heenan
Live from Tampa, Florida
Throughout the beginning of the show, an 18-wheeler
Diamond Dallas Page and Karl Malone were traveling in was shown
running along a Tampa freeway. Police cars guided the truck, and
footage was courtesy of a helicopter,
Kevin Greene came down to the ring to be interviewed by
Gene Okerlund. He announced that he and Goldberg would team up to
take on The Giant and Curt Hennig at Bash at the Beach.
Kanyon vs. Horace (w/Lodi)
-Distractions from Lodi helped Horace take advantages when
needed. However, after Horace missed a lariat, Kanyon took full
advantage, and finished off Horace with the Flatliner.
Afterwards, The Flock appeared and attack the helpless Kanyon.
Raven got in front of Kanyon's face, taunted him, and gave him an
*Winner: Kanyon by Pinfall
Backstage, NWO-Hollywood passed out chains and crobars to
each other. They discussed a strategy plan to attack Diamond
Dallas Page and Karl Malone.
Stevie Ray came down the rampway to meet up with Gene
Okerlund for an interview. On behalf of Stevie Ray's brother,
Booker T., he announced that Harlem Heat would take on Chris
Benoit and Steve McMichael later in the show.
Little Dragon vs. Eddie Guerrero
-When Eddie Guerrero went for the Frog Splash maneuver, Chavo
Guerrero, Jr. appeared, riding a hobby horse. Eddie took the
horse away from Chavo. Little Dragon caught Eddie from behind,
and rolled him up for the pin. Chavo grabbed his horse, and ran
back to the locker room, with Eddie chasing after him.
*Winner: Little Dragon by Pinfall
Backstage, Chris Jericho told Ultimo Dragon that if he
could defeat Dean Malenko, he would get a shot at the
Cruiserweight Title the following Thursday on Thunder.
The Giant (w/Curt Hennig and Rick Rude) vs. Judo Suwa and
Sumo Fuji - *Handicapp Match*
-The Giant executed a Double Chokeslam on both Japanese
wrestlers, and secured a double pinfall for the win. Afterwards,
Curt Henning, The Giant, and Rick Rude continued a beating on
Suwa and Fuji. Hennig called out Kevin Greene and Goldberg.
Greene and Goldberg ran down to the ring, causing NWO-Hollywood
*Winner: The Giant by Pinfall
Hollywood Hogan and Eric Bischoff came to the ring.
Bischoff called Tampa Bay "the city that Hollywood
built." Hogan said that he is going to make Karl Malone and
Dallas Page famous when he tears them apart when they arrive at
the arena. He said that the NWO is also going to tear apart their
truck. He said Malone is going to be shining his shoes before the
night is over. Hogan said Malone is going to embarrass himself
again when he gets into the ring with himself and Rodman.
The British Bulldog and Jim Neidhart vs. Sting and Lex
-Neidhart and Bulldog made quick tags to wear down Luger in the
match. However, when Luger finally made the tag to Sting, Sting
took the advantage on both men. As the Bulldog attempted a
bodyslam, Sting slid off of Bulldog, and executed the Scorpion
Death Drop on Bulldog for the win.
*Winners: Sting and Luger by Pinfall
Saturn vs. Reese (w/Lodi)
-After Saturn kicked Lodi off of the ring apron, he caught Reese
and executed the Death Valley Driver on him for the win. At that
point, Raven's Flock came down to the ring and attacked Saturn.
Saturn was able to fend off Riggs, but the Flock was able to take
him down. Raven then took the microphone and said it's Saturn's
fault that their friendship is over. He then delivered the
Evenflow D.D.T for his "punishment."
*Winner: Saturn by Pinfall
El Vampiro vs. Brad Armstrong
-A back and forth match between the two, with Vampiro getting the
pinfall victory after hitting his "Nail in the Coffin"
*Winner: El Vampiro by Pinfall
Tokoyo Magnum and Shimo Nobanaga vs. Disco Inferno and
-At the beginning of the match, Magnum and Nobanaga started to
dance with Wright and Inferno, but Wright and Inferno didn't like
it and threw both of them out of the ring. Wright ended up
winning this match for the team after hitting a German Suplex on
*Winner: Disco & Wright by Pinfall
Dean Malenko vs. Ultimo Dragon
-During the match, Jericho walked down to the ring, insulting
Malenko. As Malenko was about to win the match with the Texas
Cloverleaf, Jericho mentioned that Malenko's father was buried in
Tampa. When hearing that, Malenko released the hold and ran after
Jericho. Malenko was then counted out, giving Dragon the win.
*Winner: Dragon by Count Out
Harlem Heat vs. Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael
-Harlem Heat members pretty much had their way with both Benoit
and McMichael at the beginning of the match. During the match,
Bret Hart came down and nailed Booker T. with a chair in the back
of the head. McMichael took advantage and covered Booker T. for
*Winners: Benoit & McMichael by Pinfall
Backstage, Jericho told Dragon that he didn't deserve a
title shot. However, Malenko interrupted and attacked Jericho,
throwing him into the lockers. He also attacked the Dragon.
Eric Bischoff and Miss Elizabeth came out from the
entrance way. They then proceded to walk in front of the band and
sat on a stage that looked like the "Tonight Show" set.
Bischoff called the show "NWO 'Later'." Bischoff then
introduced his first guest, Scott Steiner. Steiner, of course,
showed off his muscles as Bischoff glorified him. Bischoff asked
Steiner to compare Rodman and Malone. Steiner said it's like
comparing winners to losers. He said Rodman has owned Malone for
the past two years in the NBA finals. Steiner said Rodman has
been working with Jean-Claude Van Dam, while Malone has been
doing "Rogaine" commercials. He said it's not much of a
comparison. He said Rodman will beat him one more time at Bash at
the Beach. Bischoff then asked about Steiner's next co-star in
his next movie. Steiner said that he will bring his co-star on
Bischoff's show next week on Nitro.
Okerlund interviewed Booker T. Booker T. got straight to
Hart hitting him with the chair. He called Hart a sissified punk
for attacking him from behind again. Booker T. then challenged
Hart to a match right then. Stevie Ray came out and told Booker
T. that Hart hitting him was no big deal and that he should be
able to take it. Bret Hart then came out and accepted Booker T's
challenge. He said Booker T. would lose to the best technical
wrestler in the game. Hart told him the match would take place in
San Diego at The Bash at the Beach.
Backstage, Hogan and Bischoff were talking. Hogan said
that he wasn't surprised that Malone and Bischoff hadn't showed
up. Bischoff told Hogan that he doesn't need those two and that
tonight is their night.
Goldberg vs. Glacier - *US Title Match*
-Glacier used his martial arts knowledge to actually take
Goldberg down at one point. However, Goldberg had no real
problems with Glacier. He hit Glacier with the spear and executed
the Jackhammer for the victory.
*Winner: Goldberg by Pinfall (105-0)
Hollywood Hogan and Bischoff came down to the ring. The
two came down much quicker than usual and seemed upset. Hogan
said that he's going to turn Rodzilla loose and bury Page and
Malone in San Diego because they didn't show up tonight. Hogan
called both of them losers for not showing up. Outside, we saw
the truck pulling up at the arena. NWO members were outside
waiting for the truck to pull-up. When the truck finally stopped,
Page and Malone came out with chairs in hand. They walked through
the arena and made their way onto the arena floor. As Hogan
continued to make fun of Page and Malone for not showing up, Page
and Malone got into the ring and hit their chairs together to
show Hogan they were there. Hogan pushed Bischoff into Page, who
threw Bischoff out of the ring. As Malone dared him to touch him,
Hogan tried to leave the ring to no avail. Finally, Hogan took
off his bandana and actually got into it with Malone. Malone,
however, actually bodyslammed Hogan and delivered two
clotheslines to him. Hogan then quickly left the ring and was
consoled by his NWO members on the outside. Page took a
microphone and congratulated Malone for taking out Hogan. Page
then challenged Rodman to show up at Nitro next week so that they
could take both of them out next week.