Chris Jericho retained the WCW Title in a grueling ironman match against Asian Invasion leader Keiji Mutoh. But Jericho had a new problem on the horizon… the former WCW Champion Raven! The Exiles leader declared that it was time to reclaim what was his and won a number one contendership triple threat match against Bret Hart and Curt Hennig on Nitro, setting up Raven vs Jericho for Uncensored.
Eddie Guerrero and Ultimo Dragon have had quite the rivalry ever since Paul Heyman turned on Dragon and allied himself with Eddie Guerrero. But Eddie and Dragon both declared that it was time to end it. While Dragon won both times beforehand, Heyman disputed both of them as legitimate victories for the Dragon. Eddie got DQ’d at Souled Out and Dragon pulled a bit of lying, cheating and stealing of his own at Superbrawl. So all three agreed to end it at Uncensored. It would be an I Quit match. If Eddie won, Dragon would have to unmask. If Dragon won, his old partner and former Paul Heyman guy Dean Malenko would be rehired to the roster. Heyman accepted and the match was on!
Keiji Mutoh attacked Rey Mysterio following his victory over Tajiri on Nitro. Mutoh was upset with Yoshihiro Tajiri after he was unsuccessful in regaining the Cruiserweight Championship from AJ Styles. He told him that he needed to shape up if he wanted to remain in the Asian Invasion. Mutoh and Tajiri would target Mysterio, just before a triple threat number one contendership match for the Cruiserweight title. Mysterio won the match anyway, also involving Tajiri and Ultimo Dragon. Before the Cruiserweight title match between AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio, the entire Asian Invasion stable assaulted the pair preventing the match from starting. Mutoh and Tajiri assaulted Mysterio again the next week, but AJ made the save. AJ and Rey have put their Cruiserweight title match to one side to battle Mutoh and Tajiri. The tag team match was made for Uncensored.
Bam Bam Bigelow and Curt Hennig have been having issues ever since losing the tag titles to Hollywood Hogan and Sting at Starrcade. Their manager Ted DiBiase have been trying to get the two on the same page, but Bret Hart has not been making things any easier. The two have been targeting Bret Hart after taking out Diamond Dallas Page the Nitro after Superbrawl. But the attacks on the Canadian haven’t exactly gone according to plan. Bret Hart has picked up victories on both men after botched interferences. It seemed that the tag team was meeting it’s end, but DiBiase announces that Eric Bischoff have booked the two of them in a triple threat match at Uncensored with Bret Hart. The stakes are high as a shot at the WCW World Title is at stake… but DiBiase has decreed that Bam Bam and Curt are prohibited from defeating each other in the match.
Rob Van Dam became the undisputed International champion after beating Diamond Dallas in the final of an International title tournament. Scott Steiner declared himself to be the number one contender after Diamond Dallas Page got taken out and the fact that Rowdy Piper (who RVD beat earlier on in the night at Superbrawl). After beating RVD in a six man tag alongside fellow Steiner System members Jamie Noble and The Giant, Eric Bischoff granted Steiner his title match to take place at Uncensored.
The Legion stable of Rowdy Roddy Piper, Steven Regal and Fit Finlay targeted the reigning WCW Tag Team champions Hollywood Hogan and Sting after Piper was unsuccessful in capturing the International title. After impressing Bischoff with the constant attacks, they were given a tag title shot for the PPV. Bischoff announced himself as the special guest referee. And considering his previous issues with Hogan, things don’t look good for the tag team champions.
Pre-Show – Bill Goldberg def. Jushin Thunder Liger and Kensuke Sasaki
I really didn’t want both Liger and Sasaki to job out to Goldberg because they’re both major parts of the Asian Invasion. Then again, I really wanted to elevate Goldberg as he’s started to get over recently after wins over the likes of Bam Bam (who was more than willing to lose clean). Therefore I decided that Goldberg would go over after botched interference from Tajiri! Tajiri’s already on thin ice with the Asian Invasion, and this will only make things worse for Tajiri. Tajiri better hope his team win later on!
Match 1 – Randy Savage def. Booker T
These two always deliver and this match was no exception. Booker beat Savage at Souled Out in a singles match, so Savage went over here by cheating.
Match 2 – Rey Mysterio and AJ Styles def. Keiji Mutoh and Yoshihiro Tajiri
Opponent miscommunication led to Mutoh and Tajiri losing to the two cruiserweight contenders. I was going to have Mutoh attack Tajiri after the match, but there wasn’t an option for me to that after the match. So I just had Mutoh and Tajiri argue. Needless to say, this was NOT a great night for the Asian Invasion. And Tajiri is in the THINNEST of the thin ice right now!
Match 3 – Perry Saturn (c) def. Arn Anderson to retain the WCW Television Championship
For some reason, these two work really well together in the ring. I book them in singles matches a lot on Thunder and Nitro, but this is really the first time these two were feuding. And it’s for the WCW TV title and it’s giving that title a lot of prestige. Not bad ratings. To be honest, throughout this game I’ve been having problems with Arn Anderson. Arn’s always pissed because I never use him and when I do, he’s always sluggish in his matches. He wouldn’t leave either when I offered him his release! So I shot him as a commentator on Thunder and his mood dramatically increased! Now he’s pretty happy because now he’s off the announce table and into the ring and in a feud! So let’s take advantage of that!
Match 4 – Rowdy Roddy Piper and Steven Regal def. Hollywood Hogan (c) and Sting (c) with Eric Bischoff as the special referee to win the WCW Tag Team Championship
Bischoff did the quick count on Hogan when Piper had him covered for the three. Hogan responded by attacking Bischoff, incensed by the fast count. The opportunity to put Piper and Regal over Hogan and Sting was almost too good to pass up! Regal and Piper winning the tag titles helps the stable get over greatly. This is good because I really wanted to elevate Steven Regal in particular.
Match 5 – Rob Van Dam (c) def. Scott Steiner via DQ to retain the WCW International Championship
Dusty finish which saw Rob Van Dam pick up the win via disqualification. Steiner beat him up afterwards. This was the joint-top highest rated match on the card alongside the main event! Awesome, because I want to have the International title elevated. Awesome match.
Match 6 – Ultimo Dragon def. Eddie Guerrero w/Paul Heyman in an I Quit match to reinstate Dean Malenko to the WCW roster. Ultimo Dragon would have unmasked if he lost.
The Dragon rises supreme in this feud-ending match! This feud has done an excellent job in elevating Dragon! He’s now got 96 overness on the game… one of the highest rated on the game as far as overness. Very proud of that. Eddie and Paul Heyman both have a great storyline lined up after this. So Eddie fans, don’t worry! Eddie’s got big plans despite the losses to Ultimo Dragon.
Match 7 – Bret Hart def. Bam Bam Bigelow and Curt Hennig in a triple threat match to earn a WCW Championship match. Bam Bam Bigelow and Curt Hennig were prohibited from defeating each other.
Bret Hart goes over in the triple threat match. After about 15 minutes of unity, Asbury Perfection eventually start scrapping. It’s a good massive fight in which the announce table is broken and stuff. Bret gets back involved and it becomes a proper three-way in the end after being primarily a handicap match before. Curt smacks Bam Bam with the chair but then Bret throws him out. Bret locks in the Sharpshooter to make Bam Bam tap and become the number one contender.
Match 8 – Raven def. Chris Jericho (c) to win the WCW World Championship
NEW CHAMP! Chris Jericho’s 240 day title reign is no more after Raven beat him CLEAN to win the title for the second time. I’ve been wanting to work Raven back into the WCW World Title picture for some time. That’s why he headlined Souled Out a few months ago. So here, he beats Jericho to regain the World Title. I felt Raven had to win the title back clean as it would really be unjustified to have Jericho’s title reign end by cheating or interference. That’s how Raven won the WCW title the first time at Superbrawl 1999! So I wanted to change things up, even if he is a heel. Him beating Jericho clean makes Raven look like gold but also doesn’t diminish the WCW Title. Jericho will get his rematch at Spring Stampede and maybe they’ll be a screwy finish there. But yeah, the Era Of Raven is once again at hand. And for the first time since a Nitro after Bash At The Beach… we have a new champion!
Great PPV. New champions! The great Ultimo Dragon vs Eddie Guerrero feud ended. 89% so a great rating by the game. What do you guys think about this? Vote on the poll to rate the PPV for yourselves!