We continue our travel through the WWF Attitude Era Series with Part 113. The Undertaker squares off against Kane in an Inferno Match. Plus, Chyna takes on X-Pac and more. WWF RAW is WAR for February 22nd 1999 is the next part of the WWF Attitude Era Series.
WWF Attitude Era Series Part 113: WWF RAW is WAR 02/22/99
At WCW Superbrawl IX, Hollywood Hogan kept the WCW World Championship against Ric Flair, when Torrie Wilson convinced Ric's son David to turn on his father. Rey Mysterio Jr was forced to unmask. Scott Steiner defeated Diamond Dallas Page to retain the WCW Television Championship. Scott Hall won the WCW United States Title against Roddy Piper and Bill Goldberg beat Bam Bam Bigelow.
The next night on Nitro, Goldberg and Scott Steiner went to a no contest. Then we had Booker T become the number one contender to the WCW United States title and beat Bret Hart in an epic match. The NWO mocked Ric Flair once again.
WWF RAW is WAR 2/22/99.
We open with our twenty minute opening promo with Vince McMahon, the Rock, and Paul Wight, who is not yet the Big Show. Wight and the Rock are at each other's throats. Mankind is out and a match is made, with the Rock against Paul Wight for the WWF Championship. Mankind will be the special guest referee.
Public Enemy defeated Gangrel and Edge via disqualification.
The WWF television debut of Public Enemy, although do not get too used to them sticking around any time for too long. Christian interferes, not much of a match. The Brood gives Public Enemy a blood bath. This was a standard RAW match, not much to it.
Billy Gunn battled Ken Shamrock for the number one contendership to the World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Title.
The current champion Val Venis stands in for some commentary. Then both Gunn and Shamrock have an intense back and forth encounter. In the end, Val Venis rushed in. The bout is thrown out and thus we have no number one contender.
Sable is out in pure heel mode. She'll be on the playboy cover. Tori is out. Sable rips into her and her comes Luna Vachon to stick up for Tori, so Sable nails both of them with a belt.
D'Lo Brown wants a handicap match against the World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrrett.
Owen Hart and Jeff Jarrett defeated D'Lo Brown.
D'Lo gives this one a fight but he's overwhelmed one hundred percent of the time. We still have the feud with PMS as Jacqueline interferes. Owen Hart blasts D'Lo with a spinning heel kick to score the pin. The WWF Tag Team Champions have won.
Paul Wight battled the Rock for the WWF Championship to a no contest.
Mankind is the special guest referee for this match. In the grand tradition of Vince Russo, we get a swerve as Mankind is beaten down by Wight and the Rock. Vince McMahon watches in glee. The trio taunts Austin, who will face the Rock for the World Wrestling Federation Championship at Wrestlemania 15.
Steve Blackman defeated Droz.
Blackman beats down Droz but Droz fires back briefly. The Lethal Weapon kicks Droz right for the pin. The three count is made. Blackman is your winner. Droz knocks Blackman around with the Singapore Cane after the match.
Vince McMahon gets Kane prepared for his Inferno Match.
Goldust defeated the WWF Intercontinental Champion Val Venis in a non title match.
Back and forth encounter, with Goldust gaining the advantage. Here comes the Blue Meanie as Venis fires back and Meanie attacks Venis. This allows Goldust to pick up the win. Fair enough match, and nice showcase for Goldust.
Chyna talks about the match with X-Pac and says Shane will be the champion still.
Hardcore Holly retained the World Wrestling Federation Hardcore Championship against Bart Gunn.
The former New Midnight Express members collide tonight on RAW. Holly and Gunn beat up each other right in the ring and hit each other with weapons. This bout is fair enough but the Road Dogg hardcore matches were better. Here's Doctor Death in a Kabuki Mask to break up the offense and attack Bart Gunn. Gunn crashed through a table and Steve Williams covered for the win.
Stone Cold Steve Austin is hyped for a guest appearance on Nash Bridges.
X-Pac defeated Chyna to earn a WWF European Championship Match at Wrestlemania 15.
Obviously not much, as Triple H chased Shane around the ring. Then he attacked Chyna and nailed her with the Pedigree. X-Pac pinned and as a result he will face Shane McMahon at Wrestlemania 15 for the WWF European Championship.
Vince McMahon calls out Kane and says that the Undertaker will burn tonight in the Inferno MAtch.
The Undertaker defeated Kane in an Inferno Match.
The Undertaker has not wrestled in two months and this is the first Inferno Match in the history of RAW. We have seen this match before, more times than I care to remember. Undertaker beats up Kane, but Kane returns fire. Boot is blocked and Undertaker sets Kane's leg on fire.
The Undertaker has a box with a teddy bear and burns it, to laugh. Vince McMahon looks horrified.
WWF Sunday Night Heat from 02/28/99 had technical difficulties. Therefore we pick up with the WWF Attitude Era Series Part 114 with WWF RAW is WAR on March 1st 1999, with the Undertaker taking on Mankind and Kane facing off against Stone Cold Steve Austin.