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Monday Night Nitro (11-6-00. Live from The United Center in Chicago, Illinois): The show begins with a shot of the ring, surrounded by members of the WCW Security Team. WCW CEO Ric Flair makes his entrance to a mixture of boos and cheers. Flair welcomes the fans to what he hopes will be an exciting, problem free edition of WCW Nitro. He mentions last night's ECW PPV which also took place in Chicago and tells the fans in attendance who also went to that show that the opening act is over so get ready for the main event WHOOO! Flair introduces the new commissioner of WCW, his best friend..."The Enforcer" Arn Anderson. Arn comes out and shakes hands with his best buddy. Arn says there's a new sherriff in town and he's not here to play friendly with you- whether you're jerking the curtain or are a five time world champion- everybody will be treated equally.
All of a sudden, we hear someone trying to lead an ECW chant and interrupts Anderson's. Flair angrily rips the mic away from his buddy and addresses the fans. Flair says that we'll see none of that crap and if any of those thugs try to get into the ring and mess with any of tonight's match ups, then he'll see it to personally that they be hauled away to the big house by Chicago's finest. He says that's if they get there- he's surrounded the ring with members of the finest security team in wrestling and if any of those punks even have the idea of trying to play to with one of the big boys then they'll be in a world of hurt. Ric notices Paul Heyman in the front row and points him out. He calls him Paul E. Dangerously, says he wasn't good enough to cut it as a manager so he decided to form his own pissant promotion. His guys are not even worthy of being in the same ring as the men of WCW. He references Mike Awesome and Lance Storm saying that they got the hell out of ECW the first chance they got. Heyman points to Scott Hall, who is sitting next to him. Flair says Scott Hall's a bum and they can have him. Flair says ECW is filled with hasbeens and never will bes. This prompts the ECW wrestlers seated in the front row to hop over the barrier. A bunch of WCW come out to fight them off.
Flair tells everybody to stop dead in their tracks. He doesn't want anymore of this crap, he doesn't see any one of his guys injured in a street fight with a bunch of hoodlums. Flair says he'll give Paul Heyman ten minutes on the mic tonight if the ECW guys take the next bus back to whatever Motel 6 they're staying at and never show up at a WCW event uninvited again. After a few seconds of talking it over with his men, Heyman accepts and the ECW guys head for the exits.
Later that evening, Mean Gene Okerlund interviews Goldberg. He asks him about the attack at Halloween Havoc '00 by the ECW wrestlers. Goldberg says he isn't even going to waste his time on those punks. It was a bunch of overzealous fans who like to call themselves wrestlers cheapshotting him from behind, nothing more. Goldberg just wants to focus his attention on his opponent at Mayhem on November 26th, Lex Luger, a real professional wrestler and keeping his streak alive.
At the top of the hour, Pamela Paulshock brings out Paul Heyman, owner of ECW to address the audience at The United Center and watching at homes around the world. Heyman asks Paulshock who she slept with to get her job. Heyman says say what you want about that carnival barker Scheme Gene Okerland but at least he paid his dues. Heyman says that's what he's going to talk about tonight; paying your dues. The men and women of ECW have more than paid their dues. They've bled their way across North America, fighting everywhere from dog racing tracks to VFW halls to sports arenas, and yes, bingo halls. They've risked life and limb not for the almighty dollar but for a sense of respect, the ability to say that they're the better man.
The ECW fans are nearly as passionate for the sport as the wrestlers are. They will follow them to the death. Just like the wrestlers, they refuse to play by the rules and conventions. WWF and WCW have seen this and they have tried to their damndest to stop them. They've stolen some of Heyman's best wrestlers from under his nose and watered them down. They offered Mike Awesome, his World Champion, all of the money in the world to jump ship and join WCW. Mike Awesome was a killer! The most dangerous man in the sport and they turned him into a Fat Chick Thriller and a David Cassidy wannabe! WCW doesn't care about being innovative- all they care about is trying to recapture the past. Look at that vampire Kevin Nash trying to suck the heat off of a bunch of 21 year olds. Heyman mentions Goldberg trying to recapture the past by redoing his streak. No wonder why people are changing the channel!
He says that his wrestlers were not going after the Sean O'Haires, the Mark Jindraks, The Billy Kidmans, or even The Booker Ts. They're going after the establishment, the wrestlers that have hogged the spotlight for the past ten years. Kevin Nash, Goldberg, Diamond Dallas Page, Ric Flair, Sting...those guys deserved it at one point but now it's time to give it over! And if they aren't willing to step aside, there are plently of guys in ECW and WCW willing to knock 'em out of it! Heyman asks the fans to make their choice; if they want to see more of the same, keep tuning into Nitro and Thunder...but if they want to see the most exciting and revolutionary names in wrestling... check your local listings and tune into ECW Hardcore TV! Heyman says the choice is theirs and thanks Flair for giving him this time and for the years of entertainment he's provided.
Heyman heads to the back and he's greeted by Diamond Dallas Page and Kevin Nash on the entrance ramp. Heyman exchanges heated words with the duo. Heyman backs off and ends up back in the ring. Page grabs him and hits him with The Diamond Cutter and Nash hits The Jackknife Powerbomb. Paramedics rush out to attend to Heyman. While being taken to the back on a stretcher, Heyman gives the double bird to the cheering fans in attendance.
Thunder 11-8-00 (United Center in Chicago, Illinois): During a matchup between Lance Storm and Meng, a concessions worker hops over the guardrail. A few security guards to stop him but the concessions worker fights them off and climbs in the ring. He tries to fight Meng but his blows are to no avail on big man and Meng locks him in The Tongan Death Grip. Storm pulls Meng off and holds the concessions worker down until police can show up. While Meng is distracted, Storm lets go of the concessions worker and the worker rips off his disguise to reveal that he's ECW World Champion and former partner of Storm's, Justin Credible. Meng turns around and gets hit with stereo superkicks by Credible and Storm and the two engage in a beatdown of the veteran. Storm and Credible embrace and Storm grabs the mic and tells the audience while WCW may have taken Lance Storm out of ECW, you can't take the ECW out of Lance Storm.
Ric Flair grabs the mic after a commercial break and announces that you will never ever see an ECW wrestler in a WCW ring again, even if he has to hold WCW events in empty arenas with armed guards surround the building! And you will never ever see Lance Storm in a WCW ring again...period. He's fired!
ECW Hardcore TV, The Weekend of 11-11-00: The show opens with an address by Paul Heyman. Heyman announces that he's placing three $100,000 bounties on the careers of Kevin Nash, Diamond Dallas Page, and Goldberg. These bounties aren't just available for ECW wrestlers, they're avaialble to any wrestler; ECW, WCW, WWF. He wants these men out of wrestling and he's willing to pay the price.
Later in the show, we see David Flair in the front row enjoying the show. As Sabu enters for his return match against Balls Mahoney, he notices the young wrestler and begins mocking him. David Flair shoves Sabu. Sabu challenges Flair right then and there and Flair agrees. Paul Heyman walks out and asks Balls Mahoney to step out of the ring. Flair hops over the barrier and into the ring. Sabu quickly overwhelms Flair and dominates the impromptu match. Sabu viciously assaults Flair with a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat, bloodying the son of The Nature Boy and hits a moonsault on Flair through a ringside table. After being pinned, Flair is taken out on a stretcher and Sabu hits another moonsault on the young wrestler which causes the stretcher to collapse. Having seen enough, Tommy Dreamer runs out. Sabu, expects Dreamer to join in on the assault only to be decked. Dreamer ends up helping Flair to the back to the beratement of Heyman and the ECW announcers.
Monday Nitro (11-13-00, The London Arena in London, England): The show opens with CEO Ric Flair coming out and grabbing the mic. He welcomes the fans to the event and says it's great to be back in London, England, one of the great cities in the world. He should be having the time of his life...but something's weighing on his mind. Something has upset him greatly. This weekend, his son David Flair participated in an unsanctioned match in that little beer league known as ECW. The man he fought doesn't belong in the wrestling ring, he belongs in the mental asylum! Now as a result, his son is back home clinging for his life. He's tried to ignore those punks in ECW...but he can do so no longer.If they want a fight, Ric Flair is going to give it to 'em!
At first, he was going to try to ignore. Hope that they would realize that all that they would turn back, realize what they were doing was stupid and go back to hitting each other with cheese graters in front of 500 people in a bingo hall in Philadelphia. But they kept tugging their chains and now they've woken a sleeping, angry giant! WHOOO! Ric Flair tells Paul Heyman and the rest of his punks that it's time to go to school! This is where the big boys play! Flair says they can't afford the plane fare over here but next week, they can take the Greyhound to Augusta, Georiga, Flair Country WHOOO! for Monday Nitro and try and mess with WCW!
Out of nowhere, we hear the ECW TV theme and Paul Heyman enters. Heyman tells Flair that he can't act like WCW is the innocent victim. They've stolen talent from under ECW's noses for the past five years. And don't forget that they instigated the fight at November To Remember. In fact, David Flair attacked Sabu, who was minding his own business preparing for his match. What the hell did Sabu do to deserve that? David Flair got what he had coming to him. This causes Ric Flair to snap and hit Heyman with several big chops and then puts him in The Figure Four Leglock. The CEO of WCW has to be pried off by several security guards and referees.
Thunder (11-15-00, Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England): WCW Executive Board Member, James J. Dillon announces at the top of the show an agreement that's taken place between ECW and WCW. Since nobody wants any more of these unruly, unsanctioned brawls inside and outside of the ring, WCW CEO Ric Flair and ECW owner, Paul Heyman have agreed to a talent exchange between the two companies starting November 26th at The Mayhem PPV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Four WCW Vs ECW matches have been signed; ECW Television Champion Rhyno will take on WCW United States Champion Hugh Morrus, WCW Cruiserweight Champion "Above Average" Mike Sanders will defend his title against Yoshiro Tajiri, WCW Tag Team Champions Sean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak will take on ECW Tag Team Champions The Full Blooded Italians (Little Guido and Tony Mamaluke). In the last of the ECW Vs WCW bouts, The Impact Players (ECW World Champion Justin Credible and Lance Storm) will take on The Insiders (Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page). In addition to these four bouts, there will be a bout between two yet to be announced ECW wrestlers.
ECW Hardcore TV (The Weekend of 11-18-00): Paul Heyman addresses the audience again from his office. He thanks James J. Dillon and The WCW Executive Board for giving ECW the opportunity to perform on such a big stage next Sunday. He will not, however, thank Ric Flair. Ric Flair has unfairly verbally disparaged ECW and its wrestlers for weeks now. Heyman wonders who the thugs really are. The past two weeks he, an untrained businessman, has been attacked by wrestlers twice his size for no good reason while his employees were unable to defend him. Well they won't get that chance. On Monday Nitro, ECW will be there and there's nothing WCW can do to stop them!
Heyman also announces the ECW match that will take place at Mayhem. He says Tommy Dreamer has said he is an ECW diehard...but in reality, he's been waiting for the day that he'd get the call to join one of the big boys. He showed his true colors last weekend when he turned his back on ECW and everything its stood for by helping David Flair. Well next Sunday in Milwaukee at Mayhem, Dreamer will get what he asked for when he faces Sabu.
Monday Night Nitro (11-20-00, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, Augusta, Georgia): Ric Flair starts the show with another speech in the middle of the ring. We see ECW wrestlers seated in a special suite backstage. He welcomes ECW and its wrestlers to tonight's show. He hopes they can get their recent history for one night before WCW kicks their ass on Sunday night at Mayhem! Wooooo!
Paul Heyman interrupts and he says he can't put behind him. He's been brutally assaulted for the past two weeks by two WCW wrestlers without provocation and Ric Flair has the balls to call his wrestlers thugs? Heyman tells Flair that he's going to start the Mayhem a little bit early. All of a sudden, Rhyno runs out of nowhere and gores Flair. Then Sabu, The Impact Players, and The Baldies run out and join in on the assault. The Insiders and The Misfits In Action come out to make the save.
All of a sudden "Enter Sandman" and we see Tommy Dreamer and The Sandman emerge from the audience. They come down to ringside and the brawling stops to see which side the two men will take. To everyone's surprise, Sandman and Dreamer begin attacking men on both sides and a wild three way brawl ensues with Spike Dudley and New Jack running into to join Sandman and Dreamer.
Later on, Tommy Dreamer walks up to Ric Flair backstage. He thanks Ric Flair for all of the years of entertainment he provided to him growing up and he thanks him for giving him the opportunity to compete on such a grand stage. Dreamer says he knew Heyman would hate him forever for helping David Flair but it's not about ECW Vs WCW, it's about right and wrong. Dreamer says he'll love ECW until he dies for giving him everything he has but he's not about to follow them blindly. Flair thanks him and tells him to kick Sabu's ass on Sunday.
WCW Thunder (11-22-00, Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center, Augusta, Georgia): Ric Flair announces before the show that he's going to get the party started early and show some of those ECW punks that this is where the Big Boys play. It's easy to punk somebody out from behind but he wants to see if these guys can cut it in the ring. Flair announces that thug Rhyno who hit him from behind will be facing the seven foot tall Sgt. A-Wall and that maniac Sabu will face WCW Hardcore Champion Crowbar.
Flair himself comes out to guest commentate on The Sgt. A-Wall-Rhyno match. Rhyno, much to Flair's shock, quickly dispatches A-Wall. Defeating him in under four minutes with The Gore. After the match, Rhyno hits A-Wall with another Gore this time through a table. Luckily before the CEO can run in to mix it up with the ECW TV Champion, Hugh Morrus makes the save himself and gets into a wild brawl around ringside with Rhyno.
Later on, Sabu and Crowbar have a brutal brawl all over the arena. Sabu clearly is getting the upper hand but Tommy Dreamer runs out of nowhere and hits a DDT on the Arabian Madman and Crowbar gets the fluke win. After the match, Sabu goes nuts, taking his aggression out on ringside officials and WCW security guards.
ECW Hardcore TV (Aired The Weekend of 11-25-00): We see a promo cut backstage at The Augusta-Richmond County Civic Center with Ric Flair conducted by Joey Styles. Flair says he cannot believe that he is being interviewed on ECW Hardcore TV. He asks when the show is on and if it's even on a real network. He says him appearing in ECW is like Lawrence Olivier doing a stag film!
Flair says he's excited for Mayhem on Sunday. He says WCW is going to take ECW to school. Big Hugh Morrus, one of the most underrated men in professional wrestling, the most agile big man he's ever seen, is going to destroy that thug Rhyno. Sean O'Haire and Mark Jindrak are two future World Champions, they are unstoppable right now. The two little pizza men they're facing don't stand a chance. Speaking of World Champions, Kevin Nash and Diamond Dallas Page, two certified superstars of professional wrestling are facing two wannabes. Lance Storm couldn't win a match to save his life cleanly and Justin Credible, their beanpole so-called "World Champion", looks like he should be baking breadsticks at the Olive Garden.
WOOOOO! Flair says he's looking forward to Heyman eating his words on Sunday. Yes and if any ECW wrestler wants a shot at him on Sunday, they're free to take it! Just remember, that he's not afraid to stoop to their low. In fact, he'll stoop to their low and do it better! Don't forget that The Nature Boy is The Dirtiest Player in The Game WOOO and WCW IS WHERE THE BIG BOYS PLAY! WOOOO!