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Souled Out 1998
January 24, 1998 - Hara Arena - Dayton, Ohio
- 8-MAN: Juventud Guerrera & Super Calo & Lizmark Jr. & Chavo Jr. beat La Parka & Psicosis & Silver King & El Dandy..
- After the match, La Parka destroyed everyone (even his own teammates) with chairshots to the head!
- RAVENS RULES MATCH: Chris Benoit def Raven by Submission..
- Ring announcer David Penzer announced that The Flock would be banned from ringside for the match..
- Chris Benoit got Raven in the crippler crossface, and Raven passed out with a smile on his face (enjoying the pain)..
- The Flock ran down to attack Chris Benoit, but Dean Malenko ran down to make the save for Benoit!
- CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE MATCH: Chris Jericho def Rey Misterio Jr. to win the title!
- Rey Mysterio sold a knee injury all the way through the match and eventually lost the match and the title..
- Chris Jericho moched the crowd telling them to boo him as he gave Rey Mysterio a post-match beating..
- IN RING INTERVIEW: Mean Gene Okerland & JJ Dillon + Roddy Piper + Sting + Bischoff/Hall/Hogan..
- JJ Dillon discussed the vacant World title situation before introducing the ICON Roddy Piper!
- Sting came out next, followed by Eric Bischoff, Scott Hall & Hollywood Hulk Hogan (new World order)..
- Roddy Piper said he believes Scott Hall is the #1 Contender and deserves the first shot at the World title..
- Roddy Piper held the World championship belt, which had been cleaned up, removing the painted nWo letters..
- Roddy Piper booked Hulk Hogan vs Sting at Superbrawl the following month for the vacant World Heavyweight title!
- Sting backed Hulk Hogan into a corner, and Scott Hall bailed out of the ring and went backstage..
- Hulk Hogan (and Eric Bischoff) then escaped the threat of a 2-on-1 against Roddy Piper & Sting..
- TELEVISION TITLE MATCH: Booker T def Rick Martel to retain..
- After the match, Rick Martel grabbed the TV belt away from the referee and presented it to Booker T..
- They shook hands and Booker T left, but Perry Saturn attacked Rick Martel, until Booker T made the save!
- MATCH: "Living Legend" Larry Zbysko w/Dusty Rhodes def Scott Hall w/Louie Spicolli by Disqualification..
- Louie Spicolli interfered for the DQ, Dusty Rhodes came in for the save but ended up turning on Zbyszko!
- Dusty Rhodes took off his shirt to reveal an nWo shirt and yelled "That's Tradition WCW!" into the camera..
- MATCH: The Steiner Brothers & Ray Traylor def nWo (Konnan & Scott Norton & Buff Bagwell)..
- Tony Schaivonie was so distraught by Dusty Rhodes' heel turn that he could not perform as an announcer..
- Tony Schaivonie fought the emotions for several moments before asking the producer to get Mike Tenay..
- Scott Steiner waited the whole match to tag in and then won the match but wasn't a "team player"..
- After the match, Buff Bagwell said some things to Scott Steiner, implying that Scott might join the nWo..
- MATCH: Kevin Nash (w/Eric Bischoff & Hulk Hogan) def The Giant..
- The Giant chokeslammed Eric Bischoff over the top rope into the ring, distracting the referee..
- Kevin Nash threw "hot coffee" into The Giant's eyes and gave him a botched Power Bomb for the win..
- Editor's Note: Kevin Nash botched the powerbomb and The Giant landed on the back of his neck..
- Editor's Note: This unplanned accident resulted in The Giant injuring his neck and being put out of action..
- MATCH: Bret "Hitman" Hart def "Nature Boy" Ric Flair..
- MATCH: "Total Package" Lex Luger def Randy "Macho Man" Savage w/Elizabeth..
- Elizabeth continued to show her new-found aggressive side by repeatedly interfering on Savage's behalf..
- Scott Hall came down with a chair to help Randy Savage, but Hollywood Hogan told him not to..
- Scott Hall got on the apron anyway but accidentally bumped Randy Savage, leading to Luger getting the win!
- The nWo stormed the ring and attacked Lex Luger until Sting ran down to make the electric save!
- Lex Luger got Kevin Nash into the Torture Rack while Sting put Hollywood Hogan in the Scorpion Deathlock!
- FADE TO BLACK....
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