WWF Raw is War
June 29th 1998
Hosted by Jim Ross, and
Live from Cleveland, Ohio
Vince McMahon Interview - (With Commissioner Slaughter and
-The ring was decorated with red carpet, and the WWF World Title
was set inside a clear case. Vince McMahon gave a long
introduction for Kane. Kane made his way to the ring, along with
Paul Bearer. Bearer showed that he was very proud of Kane's title
victory, and began to taunt The Undertaker. As Vince McMahon
awarded Kane the title, Stone Cold Steve Austin made his way down
to the ring. Austin told McMahon he got busted open in the First
Blood match, but Kane wasn't the one who caused the bleeding - it
was The Undertaker. Austin demanded a rematch with Kane with the
WWF World Title on-the-line. Vince McMahon said the rematch was
okay with him, but Paul Bearer would have to make the decision.
Bearer was afraid to answer, but eventually, he announced that
Kane would have to be the one to decide. With pressure from
Austin, Kane shook his head vertically, meaning that Austin would
get the rematch later in the show.
Steven Regal defeated Darren "Puke" Drozdov via
-Sable introduced Steven Regal to the ring and color commentated.
She refused to answer any questions that pertained to her being
involved with WWF front office. Regal was onto every maneuever
Puke made. Regal finished off Drozdov with a combination of a
figure-four and a half nelson.
Ken Shamrock Interview - (With Michael Cole)
-Ken Shamrock said he was honored to be the 1998 King of the Ring
Winner. It was one of the hardest competitions he had ever gone
through. He gave credit to Rocky Maivia, but said things were not
over. Owen Hart appeared, and challenged Ken Shamrock to a fight
- that would happen later in the show - to decide who the real
King of the Ring was. As Shamrock accepted the challenge, Hunter
Hearst Helmsley appeared, along with Chyna. Triple H offered a
triple threat match. Shamrock and Hart accepted.
Throughout the show, Marc Mero, Steve Blackman, Bradshaw,
and Mark Cannaberry (Henry Godwinn) were shown preparing for
their upcoming matches.
Brawl for All Contest: Steve Blackman defeated Marc Mero.
-The "Brawl for All" contest was a combination of
wrestling and boxing. There would be 3-one minute rounds. The
rules were: Most punches per round equaled 5 points, takedowns
equaled 5 points, knockdowns equaled 10 points, and a knockout
ended the brawl. Danny Hodge was the referee, while Blackman and
Mero were treated with trainers in their corners. Steve Blackman
won the match after he scored the most points. He used many
takedowns to advance. Afterwards, Blackman and Mero showed
sportsmenship, when the two hugged each other.
Backstage, Kevin Kelly announced that Kane would speak out
on why he accepted Stone Cold Steve Austin's rematch. When WWF
returned to a commercial, Kane - who was along with Mankind and
Paul Bearer - stated that he was sure he could defeat Steve
Austin once again. Bearer was very upset because Kevin Kelly
The Undertaker was shown entering the arena.
Val Venis defeated Togo (w/Yamaguchi San) with The Money
-During the match, Dustin Runnels came down to color commentate.
Runnels stated many religious lines. After Togo missed a top-rope
maneuever, Val Venis took full advantage, and finished off Togo
with The Money Shot. Afterwards, Venis started to flirt with
Yamaguchi San's wife. The wife ignored Venis, causing San to
confront him. Venis attacked San. The rest of Kaientai came out
to attack Venis, but all were taken out with a chair.
Before WWF went to a commercial break, Edge was shown
standing in the crowd, while Stone Cold Steve Austin prepared for
his World Title rematch.
Backstage, Michael Cole interviewed Stone Cold Steve
Austin. Austin said he was very confident that he would defeat
Kane. Cole was then kicked out of Austin's locker room.
King of Kings Contest: Ken Shamrock defeated Hunter Hearst
Helmsley (w/Chyna) and Owen Hart via Pinfall.
-The match between the three superstars turned out to be very
physical. When pinfalls were secured or submission maneuevers
were executed, the extra opponent would interrupt. As Ken
Shamrock and Owen Hart battled on the outside of the ring, Rocky
Maivia nailed Hunter Hearst Helmsley with the Intercontinental
Title. Shamrock knocked out Hart, and went to Triple H to secure
the pin. Afterwards, Owen Hart went all over Shamrock's ankle.
Maivia was attacked from behind by D-Generation X. The Nation
came out, and the two stables began to brawl back into the locker
Undertaker Interview - (With Michael Cole)
-The Undertaker said he didn't owe an apology to no one for
letting Kane take the victory at King of the Ring. He said he did
what he did because he didn't want Kane to set himself on fire.
Vince McMahon appeared, and said that Undertaker was lying.
McMahon stated that Undertkaer let Kane win, because he knew he
could beat Kane for the title, but couldn't beat Stone Cold Steve
Austin. McMahon warned Undertaker not to interfere in the Austin
vs. Kane WWF World Title rematch.
Brawl for All Contest: Bradshaw defeated Mark Cannaberry
-Once again, Danny Hodge officiated the match, while Cannaberry
and Bradshaw were treated with trainers. Both superstars used a
combination of strategies. Although Cannaberry executed many
takedowns, Bradshaw received the victory with all the punches he
Edge was shown once again standing in the crowd.
LOD 2000 Interview.
-LOD 2000 introduced Paul Ellering as their new manager. Animal
and Hawk explained the Ellering was the one who took LOD 2000 to
the top. Skull and 8-Ball made their ways down to the ring on the
Titan Bikes. Ellering turned on LOD, and introduced Skull and
8-Ball as his actual tag team. It was a three-on-one situation,
and LOD 2000 was left completely helpless.
Backstage, Kevin Kelly interviewed The Undertaker. The
Undertaker said nobody tells him what to do, meaning he may just
interfere in the Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Kane match.
Stone Cold Steve Austin defeated Kane with the Stone Cold
Stunner, to become the new WWF World Champion.
-The match was a pure brawl. As it continued, The Undertaker made
his way down to the ring. Kane missed the Tombstone, and Stone
Cold Steve Austin took advantage, and executed the Stone Cold
Stunner to become the 2-time WWF World Title. Afterwards, Austin
delieved yet another Stone Cold Stunner to The Undertaker. The
show went off the air went off the air with all three superstars
staring at each other.