UEW FLASHBACK- June 21, 1997- Saturday Night Special
Stan Carter: We're back, fans!!!!
Johnny Diamond: That's right, the greatest commentary team in
the UEW is back in the booth!!
Carter: Well, I'd hardly call us the "greatest".
Diamond: That's only because YOU'RE holding up back, otherwise
we would be the greatest.
Carter: You're not going to start again, are you Johnny?
Diamond: Why should I be good? All the time this league is
trying to***me over.
Carter: What are you talking about?
Diamond: What am I talking about? You go to Florida for a month
so that means I have to take a month off also??
Carter: We ARE a team.
Diamond: Team my ass, old man.
Carter: Language, Johnny.
Diamond: Bite me, Carter.
Carter: Well, we can discuss this at a future time. Right now,
the focus is on our next match. Go ahead and give the fans the details,
Diamond: No problem, old man. It's the first half of our Main
Event on NBC, Professor Payne/Rob Magnum part 3. Both men claim they're
2-0 against the other. Seeing as how the winning team usually writes the
history books, I guess this match will determine it...AND the TV title!!
Carter: That's right, Professor Payne's TV title is on the line
in this match. Will it be Payne's smarts and abilities winning this
match, or will it be Rob Magnum's size and power proving to be the key
factor in pulling this match out?
Diamond: Don't forget the other factor. Professor Payne has been
given the Ultimate title match against Rick Styles at the upcoming PPV
SUMMER DREAMS! Will his focus be on this match, OR will it be on his big
opportunity in a couple of weeks?
Carter: I spoke to Professor Payne earlier this evening about
that very subject. He told me that he wants to put a closure on his feud with
Magnum so that his full concentration can be applied towards Summer
Dreams. And now, Rob Magnum is making his way down the aisle to a chorus
of boos. He's not very popular amongst the fans, is he Johnny?
Diamond: Well, Popular doesn't win the matches, popular doesn't
cash the checks. To hell with the fan's opinions.
Carter: As Rob Magnum enters the ring, Rick "The Ring" Announcer
enters the ring as well. Let's throw it to him!!
Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, OUR FINAL MATCH OF THE EVENING
IS SCHEDULED FOR ONE FALL AND IS FOR THE UEW TV CHAMPIONSHIP!!!
Announcer: IN THE RING AT THIS TIME IS THE CHALLENGER! HE IS 7
FEET TALL!! HERE IS "NO WORRIES" ROOOOBBBBBB MAGGGNNNNUUUUMMMMMMMM!!!!
Carter: Rob Magnum stands in the corner and awaits his opponent.
In a way, this is Magnum's Summer Dreams as he goes for his first title
here in the UEW.
("Tear it Up" by Queen begins to play and the crowd goes wild)
Announcer: AND HIS OPPONENT!! WEIGHING IN AT 265 LBS, HERE IS
THE UEW TELEVISION CHAMPION, HERE IS PROFESSSSOOOORRRRR PAYYYNNNEEEE!!
Carter: Professor Payne makes his way up the aisle to the roar
of this crowd! And, if this is anything like the response he will bring
out of the 70,000 seat crowd in Toronto at Summer Dreams, the Skydome
Diamond: Big deal, I get that kind of reaction wherever I go.
Carter: Payne walks towards ringside and points up at Rob
Magnum. He removes the title from his waist, jumps on the apron and
enters the ring.
Diamond: And it looks like this will be the first match between
these two that actually starts IN the ring.
Carter: Payne is on one side of the ring. Rob Magnum is on the
opposite side. The referee holds up the TV belt for all to see AND NOW
HE CALLS FOR THE BELL!!! Payne and Magnum walk towards one another and
begin "jawing away" at each other. I wonder what they're saying
Diamond: "I'll meet you at the steakhouse after the match".
Carter: Payne approaches Magnum...AND MAGNUM CATCHES HIM WITH A
KNEE TO THE STOMACH!!
Diamond: I guess Magnum wins the war of words.
Carter: Magnum grabs Payne by the head and runs him into the
turnbuckles. Payne bounces off and lands on the mat.
Diamond: So far the power is winning. MAGNUM'S GOING FOR A LEG
Carter: Payne rolls out of the way. Payne catches Magnum with an
elbow. PAYNE WITH A COVER!!!
A kick out at one!!
Diamond: And Payne jumps back to his feet and challenges Magnum
to charge him.
Carter: Wow, Magnum just, from his back, trips Payne's feet out
from under him. I have to say I'm impressed with Rob Magnum. win or
lose, he certainly has earned "Most Improved".
Diamond: I think that trip took Payne by surprise as both men
get to their feet, Payne seems to be backing off.
Carter: Payne charges in towards Magnum and is caught by a
massive clothesline by "No Worries".
Diamond: HEY!! Look who's standing in the aisle!! It's the
Ultimate champion himself, Rick Styles along with his manager, Mark R.
Rose. I didn't even see them make their way up the aisle.
Carter: Rose has a pencil and a notepad with him, apparently,
they're out here scouting Professor Payne and they must love what
they're seeing now as Magnum backs Payne up against the turnbuckles.
MAGNUM WITH A BIG ELBOW IN THE CORNER!! MAGNUM WITH ANOTHER!!!
Diamond: So far it's been all Rob Magnum. Hey ref, get off
Carter: The official pushes Magnum back. Magnum breaks free from
the referee and charges towards Payne in the corner...PAYNE PUTS HIS
FEET UP AND CATCHES MAGNUM BY SURPRISE!! Now, as Magnum staggers back,
Payne pulls himself up to the second turnbuckle AND HITS MAGNUM WITH A
Diamond: At ringside, Styles just pointed towards the notepad in
Rose's hands, who begins writing.
Carter: Payne whips Magnum into the ropes and takes him down
with a single leg take-down. Now, he switches over to a side
headlock...and now he sees Styles & Rose.
Diamond: Payne starts giving Magnum noogies as he looks right
towards Rick Styles. Wow, we're three weeks away and the psyche out
games have begun already.
Carter: Payne switches to a front face lock as Magnum powers up
to his feet. Payne nails Magnum with a forearm to the head. Payne whips
Magnum into the ropes. Magnum grabs the ropes preventing the rebound.
Payne charges towards Magnum WHO BACK BODY DROPS PAYNE OVER THE TOP ROPE
AND TO THE FLOOR!!!!
Diamond: Wow, did you see how high Payne flew in the air? He
seems pretty shaken on the floor. Styles & Rose, from a few feet away
are looking down towards him AND HERE COMES MAGNUM!!
Carter: Magnum wastes no time leaving the ring, picking Payne up
and throwing him into the ring. He follows him in and covers
Payne slips out the back door.
Diamond: Magnum smacks the mat. He thought he had him.
Carter: He gets back to his feet and lifts Payne up by the hair.
Now, he signals to the crowd.
Diamond: And you know what that means, we're going to see
Carter: Magnum lifts Payne up for Southern Comfort, his version
of the Razor's edge!! He gets him over his head!! Payne starts shaking
his legs!! Magnum can't pull him down!! PAYNE DROPS BEHIND MAGNUM AND
ROLLS HIM UP FROM BEHIND!!!
MAGNUM POWERS OUT!!!
Diamond: And "No Worries" wastes no time getting back to his
feet and throws a kick towards Payne's head who's on all fours.
Carter: Payne backs into the corner as Magnum continues to kick
towards his way...wait a minute...Payne motions for Magnum to kick him
Diamond: And Magnum obliges him...Payne, from his knees, asks
for another one! What's he doing?
Carter: Magnum throws another kick towards Payne and the TV
champion asks for another one. He seems almost unaffected by the
***. Magnum backs off, he seems a little bit surprised by Payne's
sudden spurt of adrenaline!
Diamond: Come on, Magnum, get it back together.
Carter: Magnum charges in and goes for another kick to the head,
But Payne grabs his leg. Now, Payne rises towards his feet, while
holding Magnum's leg.
Diamond: Magnum's swinging but Payne's using Magnum's own leg to
keep him back!!
Carter: PAYNE DROPKICKS THE OTHER LEG OUT FROM UNDER THE BIG
MAN!!! Magnum, to his knees AND PAYNE CATCHES HIM WITH A REVERSE NECK
Diamond: And Mark R. Rose is scribbling on that pad of his.
Carter: Magnum gets back to his feet and throws a wild punch
which Payne ducks. Now, Payne with a right hand which staggers Magnum
back! Payne with another and Magnum falls into the corner. Payne whips
Magnum into the opposite corner!!
Diamond: And Magnum hits hard. He's staggering out of that
Carter: Magnum swings wildly with that large right arm of his,
but Payne ducks the swing AND TWISTS MAGNUM'S ARM BEHIND HIS BACK!!!
HE'S GOING FOR DETENTION!!
Diamond: I don't think he can lift the big man off his feet...
Carter: Professor Payne has Magnum in DETENTION!!! The ref is
right there to check for a submission...but Magnum gets his foot onto
the top rope.
Diamond: And that's the advantage of being seven feet
tall...come on, Payne, let him go.
Carter: The referee starts counting and Payne lets go of Magnum,
dropping him on the mat. Magnum rolls to the outside and clutches his
Diamond: And look at the Prof gloat in that ring, as he motions
Magnum to get back in. This crowd is cheering him on, too. What a bunch
Carter: Magnum's temper gets the better of him as he lunges back
onto the ring apron and is caught by Payne with a thumb to the eye.
Diamond: And he's supposed to be the "good guy". Yeah right.
Carter: Payne grabs Magnum by the hair and drapes his arm over
Diamond: What's he trying to do?
Carter: Now, Payne drapes Magnum's arm over his own head! PAYNE
LIFTS THE SEVEN FOOT ROB MAGNUM OVER HIS HEAD WITH A VERTICAL SUPLEX!!!!
HE HAS HIM UP!!!
Diamond: Outside the ring, Rick Styles is running over!!
Carter: RICK STYLES PULLS PAYNE'S LEGS OUT FROM UNDER HIM!!
MAGNUM DROPS ON TOP OF PAYNE!!! THE REFEREE DIDN'T SEE IT!!
Diamond: The ref's attention was on Magnum's large body in the
air. Payne shocked everyone in the building by getting him up...and the
champion took advantage!!
Carter: Magnum is on top of Payne! He hooks Payne's right leg as
the ref makes the count...AND STYLES HOLDS DOWN THE LEFT LEG!!!
Diamond: HE DID IT!!! WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION!!!!!
***"No Worries" Rob Magnum pinned Professor Payne to become the NEW UEW
Carter: Magnum rolls off of Professor Payne! Payne sits up and
stares towards Styles in shock! The two exchange a glare as Styles
begins walking backwards up the aisle with Mark R. Rose walking behind
him. Look at the staredown between these two, less then a month before
their highly anticipated match at Summer Dreams!
Diamond: So much for respect, we're looking towards a WAR!!
Carter: Payne rises towards his feet and points towards Styles
and Rose who are making their way back up the aisle! It looks like
Payne's ready to chase them up the aisle!
Diamond: But he's not going to get that chance as Rob Magnum
nails him with a double axehandle to the back of the head and staggers
the FORMER TV champion!! I can't wait to hear it!!
Announcer: LADIES AND GENTLEMAN, THE WINNER OF THE MATCH...AND
NNNNEEEEEEWWWWWWWW UEW TV CHAMPION, "NO WORRIES" ROBBBBBB
Carter: Magnum, on the outside of the ring, raises the belt high
up for all to see!! He has finally gained his respect here in the UEW
and that respect is in the form of the TV title!
But was his respect gained through his own actions, or through those of Rick
Styles? Who is responsible for Magnum being the longest reigning UEW
Television champion? He made the defenses for all those months, but it was
Rick Styles who won him the title in the first place.
Rick Styles and Rob Magnum are two men who have been on a collision course
ever since that day back in June. They have fought over who is UEW's top heel.
They have fought to see who is UEW's true franchise player. And on December
22, they fight to see who is better...and who is the UEW Ultimate champion.
This Monday night on Pay Per View, we will find out once and for all if the No
Worries Express can be stopped, and if Rick Styles is the man that can do it.
We'll see you from the Astrodome....I'm Josh Taylor, goodnight.
UEW EXTRA DARK
December 21, 1997
from the Astrodome in Houston, Texas
(will be shown during the Holiday Horror 2 intermission)
-The Activists from Hell vs. Double Trouble
-"Ladykiller" Chris Tyler vs. "The Blazer" Barry Blades
-Billy "Six Pack" Bolton vs. Butch "The Grim Reaper" Morrison
-Eric Smart vs. "Rockin" Chris Worrall
-Joe Malloy vs. The Black Knight
-The Fairchild Foundation vs. The Japanese Dragons
-"The Enforcer" Rick Rage vs. "Bruiser" Bob Todd
H O L I D A Y H O R R O R I I
December 22, 1997
from the Astrodome in Houston, Texas
[TEN MAN TAG TEAM BATTLE ROYAL-FOR A SHOT AT THE UEW ULTIMATE TAG TEAM TITLES]
-The Southern Posse
-Love and Hate
-Circle of Death
"Grappler" Cris Rio & Apollo vs. Dark Vanity & American Hero
[BATTLE OF THE UNDEFEATED NEWCOMERS]
"The Bad Dog" Scott Haggarty vs. Magnus Colby
[HOUSTON STREET FIGHT]
Rules: Come as you are, bring what you want.
Wildstar vs. Kevin "The Legend" Douglass
[RUSSIAN CHAIN MATCH]
Rules: In order to win, all four corners of the ring must be touched in
succession within 10 seconds of each other.
"Casanova" Christian Cannon vs. "Raging Pit Bull" Michael Faulkenburg
[UEW "WHEEL OF TORTURE" MATCH]
"All Business" Zack Sharp vs. "Mr. E***ment" Alex Extreme
[WHITE FLAG MATCH]
Rules: Match can only end when one man waves their white flag in the air, as
an act of surrender to their opponent.
The Mercenary vs. "Dangerous" Doug Milne
[SPECIAL CHALLENGE MATCH]
Jeff "Madfox" Matthews vs. Mannifred Lester
[STEEL CAGE MATCH]
"Crippler" Ivan Kolinski vs. Kyle Kamikaze
[FOR BOTH THE UEW ULTIMATE TAG TEAM TITLES AND THE UEW TELEVISION TAG TEAM
[HEAVEN AND HELL MATCH]
Rules: The match will take place on both a scaffold (Heaven) and a regular
ring (Hell). Just above the reach of the scaffold will be the UEW Television
tag team titles*** from a cord....(no blimp this time, Magnum!). Down in
the ring, there will be a regular 4-corners style tag team match....where the
first team to get the win over another will become the UEW Ultimate tag team
The UEW Ultimate tag team champions (Havok) vs.
The UEW Television tag team champions (The Suicidal Stallions) vs.
The # 1 contenders in the rankings-if not the TV tag champs (The Lethal
The # 2 contenders in the rankings-if not the TV tag champs (The
[FOR THE UEW AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP]
[TRIPLE THREAT MATCH]
Professor Payne (c) vs. The Angel of Death vs. Sick Rick
[FOR THE UEW ULTIMATE CHAMPIONSHIP]
"Top Dog" Rick Styles (c) vs. "No Worries" Rob Magnum