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WWF Raw is War Report
October 12th 1998

By Joe De Leon


Hosted by Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler
Live from Uniondale, Long Island, New York

• Pre-recorded footage was shown of Vince Mcmahon arriving in his Corvette. Jim Ross said McMahon decided to drive himself to the arena, instead of arriving in a limosine. McMahon was helped onto an electric wheelchair by Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Commissioner Slaughter. McMahon made sure the entrance door was open so Stone Cold Steve Austin could have free access to the arena.

• The New Age Outlaws and LOD 2000 went to a No Contest.
-In The New Age Outlaws' introduction, they proved all was fine between them and the rest of D-Generation X. The new two LOD 2000 members were Animal and Darren Drozdov. Hawk did color commentary. Hawk said he was sober, and that he took it too far with an addiction to pills. Hawk announced that he and Animal would be back in action as the LOD 2000 tag team later in the week. Drozdov was apparently a tentative alternative. During the match, The Disciples of Apocalypse (incluing Paul Ellering) grabbed Hawk from the commentating booth, and began a three-on-one attack. Animal and Darren Drozdov ran on the outside of the ring to help out Hawk. Meanwhile, The Headbangers ran in the ring, and nailed Jesse James with a boom box. James was busted wide open.

• Backstage, Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Commissioner Slaughter were shown watching Kane's arrival into the arena.

• It was announced that Vince McMahon had stripped Hunter Hearst Helmsley of the Intercontinental Title, and a one-night 8-Man Tournament would be held to declare a new Intercontinental Champion.

• 1st Round IC Tournament Match: Ken Shamrock defeated Steve Blackman.
-According to Jim Ross, Steve Blackman was ordered by Vince McMahon to compete in the Intercontinental Tournament, when Blackman was not 100 percent after knee surgery. Ken Shamrock worked on Blackman's knee very well. After strapping Blackman in the Ankle Lock, Shamrock took the victory. Following the match, a masked wrestler (possibly The Blue Blazer) attacked Shamrock and Blackman. Shamrock snapped once the masked wrestler left, and once again put Blackman in the Ankle Lock. Several officials had to break the hold.

• Backstage, Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Commissioner Slaughter were shown watching The Undertaker's arrival into the arena.

• Backstage, Val Venis and Terri Runnels were making out.

• 1st Round IC Tournament Match: Val Venis (w/Terri Runnels) defeated Marc Mero (w/Jacuqeline).
-Val Venis did a sexual joke before the match. Jacqueline was wearing her new WWF Women's Belt, and her new blonde her, which was actually the piece of hair she cut from Sable's. As Marc Mero was ready to execute Marvelocity, Terri Runnels distracted him. Venis caught Mero from behind with a Fisherman Suplex, to take the win, and to take on Ken Shamrock in the semi-finals of the Intercontinental Title tournament. Afterwards, Jacqueline attacked Terri Runnles and the two brawled around the outside of the ring, until Venis and Mero broke it up.

• Backstage, Vince McMahon, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Commissioner Slaughter were shown watching Paul Bearer's arrival into the arena. Bearer was carrying a briefcase.

• Backstage, Michael Cole interviewed Sable. Sable was congratulated for her acting role on Pacific Blue. She said the only thing on her mind was gaining the WWF Women's Title. Sable ran right into Jacqueline's locker room, grabbed her by the hair, and strolled her out to wear the crowd area was. The two were fighting all over the arena floor, until Marc Mero and several other officials broke it up.

• 1st Round IC Tournament Match: Mankind defeated Mark Henry.
-Before the match, pre-recorded footage was shown of Michael Cole interviewing Mankind. The interview regarded Mankind's upcoming match with Ken Shamrock at In Your House: Judgement Day. Also shown was a pre-recorded interview, where Mark Henry did another poem for Chyna. Right when the match got underway, Chyna made her way down. After Mankind hit the Double-Arm D.D.T., he pulled out Mr. Socko (a regular sock, with a face marked on it). Mankind executed the Mandible Claw, with Mr. Socko wrapped around his hand, to take the win. Afterwards, Chyna asked Henry why he put the lawsuit on her; Henry said it was out of his hands.

• Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin arrived in a cement truck. Austin was interviewed, and said he had to check out his equipment. Vince McMahon, along with his corporate associates, was upset that Austin was driving a cement truck. Slaughter accidently fell on McMahon's injured leg.

• 1st Round IC Tournament Match: X-Pac defeated Jeff Jarrett.
-After the referee was accidently hit, Jeff Jarrett decided to take advantage, and go for his guitar under the ring. When Jarrett opened the guitar case, he found Al Snow's Head in there. X-Pac rolled up Jarrett from behind, to take the win via Pinfall, and to meet Mankind in the semi-finals of the Intercontinental Tournament. Afterwards, Snow ran in the ring, grabbed The Head, and left.

• Backstage, Stone Cold Steve Austin poured cement into Vince McMahon's Corvette. McMahon looked in shock. Austin headed to the ring.

• Stone Cold Steve Austin Interview.
-Stone Cold Steve Austin thanked Vince McMahon for the invitation. He said he would make McMahon's life a living hell, since McMahon screwed him out of the Heavyweight Title. He talked about refereeing the Heavyweight Title match between The Undertaker and Kane at In Your House: Judgement Day. Vince McMahon appeared in his electric wheelchair, along with two K-9 Police. Two dogs were barking at Austin, and Austin couldn't get to McMahon. McMahon was also protected by some unknown masked man. McMahon announced that Austin and The Rock would take on The Undertaker and Kane later in the show. The crowd called McMahon an @$$hole, and Austin took notice of it. McMahon said he would hold Austin responsible for Kane and The Undertaker injuring his ankle. McMahon said Austin violated him after the hospital attack. McMahon said if Austin didn't raise the hand of the new Heavyweight Champion at Judgement Day, he would fire Austin. Austin said McMahon didn't have the balls to fire him, but McMahon said he had balls the size of grapefruits.

• Semi-Final IC Title Tournament Match: Ken Shamrock defeated Val Venis.
-As Val Venis was making his way out, he was immediately attacked by Ken Shamrock. After Venis injured his ankle, Ken Shamrock strapped him in the Ankle Lock. Shamrock took the win, and would advance to the finals of the Intercontinental Title tournament. Following the match, Goldust appeared, and destroyed Venis in the corner of the ring. Goldust nailed Venis in the groin.

• Rocky Maivia was preparing for an interview with Michael Cole. Vince McMahon, along with his corporate associates and Mankind, was looking onto his destroyed car. Mankind was digging through the cement, looking for McMahon's briefcase.

• Backstage, Rocky Maivia was interviewed by Michael Cole. Well, he actually kicked Cole out of his sight, and took it over. The Rock said the only problem he had was teaming up with Stone Cole Steve Austin. Mark Henry and D-Lo Brown confronted The Rock, basically saying what do they get out of the match. The Rock told Henry and D-Lo not to interrupt his interview, and they would discuss it later.

• Semi-Final IC Title Tournament Match: X-Pac defeated Mankind.
-X-Pac was limping from his previous match with Jeff Jarrett. As the match went on, Ken Shamrock came down to ringside. When Mankind was making his way back into the ring, Shamrock nailed Mankind's ankle with a chair. X-Pac rolled up Mankind to take the win via Pinfall, and to advance to the finals of the Intercontinental Tournament. Afterwards, Shamrock attacked X-Pac, and put him in a submission maneuver. Obviously, Shamrock wanted to injure X-Pac, so he could have the advantage in the finals. Mankind was trying to help out X-Pac, but Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Commissioner Slaugher convinced him not to. Shamrock finally let go of the hold, after having several officials trying to put him to a stop.

• Final IC Title Tournament Match: Ken Shamrock defeated X-Pac by making him submit to the Ankle Lock, to become the new WWF Intercontinental Champion.
-When returning from a commercial break, Ken Shamrock continued to attack X-Pac. Hunter Hearst Helmsley was right by X-Pac, and both he and X-Pac agreed that X-Pac would wrestle the Intercontinental Title match with Shamrock. Helmsley did color commentary. He said he understands all the legal stuff: a person who doesn't wrestle for 30 days, must be stripped of a title. But what he did disagree with was that McMahon never informed him, and Helmsley found out by watching WWF television. After Shamrock strapped X-Pac in the Ankle Lock for the second time, X-Pac finally gave up. Shamrock became the new Intercontinental Champion, and Helmsley would crown him with the Title the following Sunday on Sunday Night Heat. Mankind came out and he and Helmsley helped out X-Pac.

• Backstage, Kane and The Undertaker were shown in separate locker rooms.

• Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock vs. The Undertaker and Kane resulted in a No Contest.
-During the match, Paul Bearer made his way down. Mark Henry and D-Lo Brown also made their ways out. When The Rock was hit on the outside of the ring, he was attacked by Henry and D-Lo. Henry and D-Lo headed back to the locker room. Meanwhile, Austin was fighting off both Kane and The Undertaker. Out of no where, an unknown masked man nailed Austin with a nightstick. The masked man took off his mask, and it was revealed he was The Big Bossman. The Undertaker and Kane continued to attack Austin, with The Big Bossman, Vince Mcmahon, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Commissioner Slaughter just looking on. McMahon was smiling the entire time. The Rock remained on the floor on the outside of the ring.