Bradley Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 17, 2002


With a new world order set to descend upon the World Wrestling Federation, No Way Out kicked off live from the Bradley Center in Milwaukee!

Indeed, the show opened with Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Hollywood Hogan emerging from the Titantron! The charter members of the nWo made their way to the ring, where Nash took the microphone as the crowd cheered wildly. Nash said they were there to set the record straight. He said that when the trio arrived at the arena, they received a lot of heat with the boys backstage. 

Nash said that in the last couple weeks, the nWo had been associated with words like "cancer" and "poison". Some people, according to Nash, labeled the nWo a bunch of "company-killing bastards". Nash said the group wanted a clean slate and the opportunity to prove to the fans the doubters wrong.

Scott Hall took the microphone next. He said the three were really just a bunch of marks who wanted to take a few pictures, get a few autographs and perhaps drink a few beers with the boys. Deep down, Hall said, they were no different from anyone else and they didn't want any trouble.

Hogan then addressed the crowd and said he couldn't agree with Nash and Hall more. He said they weren't there to kill the Federation, they were there to make it better. Hogan asked the fans and the Federation Superstars to give them a chance. Hogan credited Vince McMahon for being the first to give them the opportunity to come to the Federation. "God bless Vince McMahon," Hogan said. The three men then took their leave, with Jim Ross doubting the nWo's sincerity. 


The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Lance Storm & Christian vs. Billy & Chuck vs. Scotty 2 Hottie & Albert
Tag Team Turmoil for the Number One Contendership at WrestleMania X-8
First two teams are Scotty & Albert and Storm & Christian. Christian hits Scotty with the unprettier for the elimination. Hardyz come out to the ring next, with Lita at ringside. Twist of fate followed by the Swanton bomb on Storm for the elimination. Dudleyz come out to the ring next, with Stacy Keibler at ringside. Stacy enters the ring and pulls Matt's hair but Lita quickly enters and takes her out. Litacanrana on Bubba. Jeff hits a summersault plancha to the outside on Bubba. Matt rolls up D'Von for the elimination pin. Bubba and D'Von give Jeff a 3D on the floor. Dudleyz leave. Billy and Chuck come out to the ring next. Chuck superkicks Matt. Billy hits Matt with the fameasser for the elimination pin. APA come out to the ring next. Bradshaw hits Billy with the clothesline from hell for the pin.


Rob Van Dam vs. Goldust
Rob Van Dam stepped into the ring with Goldust for the second No Way Out match of the night. RVD came right out and overpowered the Bizarre One with his unorthodox offense. Goldust was forced to flee from the ring and regroup.

Goldust suddenly grabbed RVD and pulled him outside the ring, where the fight continued. RVD smashed Goldust's head into the ring barrier, then climbed the ring skirt and hit his opponent with a flying spinning heel kick!

Goldust returned the favor moments later by landing a flying elbow onto RVD's head. The action worked back inside the ropes shortly after. Goldust set out to injure Van Dam's back. He catapulted him into the ropes then locked him into a submission move that stretched RVD out. 

At one point, RVD regained control when he dropped Goldust with a stiff kick to the abdomen. He followed with a kick launched from the top rope but could only get Goldust's shoulders to the mat for a two count. Not even a Rolling Thunder could get Goldust down for the count. RVD tried to end things in a hurry, but Goldust moved out of the way of a Five-Star Frog Splash!

With RVD reeling from his errant finisher, Goldust signaled for the curtain call, but RVD countered with a spinning heel kick. Shortly after, RVD lived up to his billing as Mr. Pay-Per-View by landing a Five-Star Frog Splash that put Goldust away!



Test & Booker T vs. Spike Dudley and Tazz (WWF Tag Team Champions)
Test & Booker T were out first, then Tazz & Spike Dudley.  Test attacked Tazz in the ring at the start, choking him in the corner with his boot, then stomping his back.  Test worked him over in the corner, but charged into a Tazz elbow.  Tazz hit a clothesline, then tagged Spike, who hit a top rope dropkick.  Booker ran in, and Spike dropkicked his legs out.  Spike avoided a Test Powerbomb and press slam, and rolled up Test for a two count, but the ref was distracted by Booker.  Test pounded Spike, then held him up for a Booker sidekick.  Booker got a two count when Tazz broke it up.  Booker hit a series of chops on Spike, then knocked Tazz off the ring apron.  Tazz tried to come in, and Test and Booker worked over Spike.  Test whipped Spike into the corner, and followed with a lariat, then did it a second time.  Test mocked Spike as he reached for a tag.  Test slammed Spike, but missed an elbow drop.  Spike slugged Test, then hit a headbutt to the midsection.  Spike went for the Dudley Dog, but Test flung him from the ring, where Booker stomped him.  He rolled Spike in, and Test got a two count before Spike grabbed the ropes.  Booker tagged back in, hit an ax kick, then did the Spinarooni before going for the cover.  Tazz broke it up. Booker sat Spike in the corner, and Spike grabbed him for a tornado DDT, which Booker spun around in before finally falling into it.  Tazz tagged in, clotheslining both men.  Tazz hit a Northern Lights on Booker, but Test broke it up.  Booker charged Tazz and Test held him, but Tazz managed to backdrop him from the ring.  Tazz went for the Tazzmission, but Test headbutted backwards to escape it.  Spike hit the Dudley Dog on Test, but Booker pulled Spike from the ring.  Tazz got a two count on Test, then Test tried a rollup using the ropes.  The referee saw the move, and refused to count.  Test shoved the referee, who shoved Test back, and Test stumbled right into the Tazzmission.  Test tapped out.


Edge vs. William Regal (WWF Intercontinental Champion)
Brass Knuckles on a Pole Match
Next up came the Brass Knuckles on a Pole Match for the Intercontinental Championship. Edge came right out and took down William Regal, the defending champion, with a backdrop. Edge continued his assault on his opponent and held control.

Edge actually managed to climb the ropes and get a finger on the suspended brass knuckles, but Regal knocked him down and took the fight outside the ring and into the crowd.  Edge continued to slap Regal around, and eventually both men reentered the ring. 

Regal mounted some momentum by locking Edge into a submission hold, but Edge countered and threw the Englishman out of the ring. Edge climbed toward the brass knuckles, but Regal knocked him down. Regal continued to assault Edge both in and out of the ring. Regal latched the Regal Stretch on Edge, who was now bleeding profusely from the mouth. Edge endured the intense pain and reached the bottom rope to break the hold!

With Edge lying on the mat, Regal climbed the top turnbuckle, but was knocked down hard by Edge. Shortly after, Regal tried to Powerbomb Edge on the ring skirt, but Edge countered and sent both men flying to the hard ground below. 

Edge was the first one up, and he groggily made his way toward the brass knucks. Regal met him halfway and punched Edge repeatedly until he staggered off the rope. Regal climbed toward the prize, but Edge stopped him with a super backdrop off the top rope! Soon after, though, Regal produced his own pair of brass knucks and cracked Edge in the head with them to retain his title!


The Rock vs. The Undertaker
Rock runs to the ring and the action is on. Rock hits a flying clothesline. The Undertaker hits a big boot for a two count. The Undertaker chokes Rock on the ropes. Rock hits a botched swinging neckbreaker. The Undertaker hits a sidewalk slam for a two count. The Undertaker misses a big boot and gets hung up on the top rope. Rock knocks The Undertaker out of the ring. Rock follows out and sends The Undertaker face first into the ring steps. Rock clears off the announce table. The Undertaker with a back elbow. The Undertaker crotches Rock on the security wall. The Undertaker rolls in the ring to stop the count. Both men fight into the crowd. Rock whips The Undertaker into the hallway door. The Undertaker drags Rock back to the ring. The Undertaker with an elbow to the chest. The Undertaker with a leg drop across the ring apron on Rock for a two count. Rock fights back with punches. The Undertaker hits a DDT for a two count. The Undertaker puts on a bear hug. Rock hits a flying clothesline. Both men trade punches. DDT by Rock. Spinebuster by Rock. Rock goes for the people's elbow but The Undertaker gets up. Rock kicks The Undertaker between the legs. Chokeslam by The Undertaker for a two count. The Undertaker gets on his bike and the ref comes out. The Undertaker pushes the ref into the ring steps. The Undertaker grabs the lead pipe from his bike. Flair comes down and attacks The Undertaker. The Undertaker no sells it and delivers a big boot sending Flair on his ass. Rock ducks the lead pipe. Rock hits a spinebuster followed by a sharpshooter. Vince runs down but the ref holds him back. Rock pulls Vince into the ring and lays the SmackDown. The Undertaker hits Rock from behind. Flair hits The Undertaker with the pipe. Rock bottom on The Undertaker for the pin. Flair walks to the back with the pipe.


Triple H vs. Kurt Angle - Referee Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley - Number One Contender's Match at WrestleMania X-8
Triple H vs. Kurt Angle, with Stephanie at the referee, is next.  The winner gets the World Title shot at WrestleMania. Steph informed Howard Finkel that she is once again "Stephanie McMahon", no more "Helmsley". Kurt Angle shook hands with Kurt as he came in, and clapped for him. Ross and Lawler made lots of comments about Steph "screwing" someone in the match.

Stephanie got in Triple H's face, and Angle attacked with a series of rollups for fast two counts.  Triple H got a rollup for a slow two count.  Triple H complained, and Angle attacked, stomping Triple H in the corner while Steph cheered him on.  Triple H choked Angle, and Steph didn't bother counting for some reason.  Triple H stomped him in the corner and hit a short arm clothesline.  Triple H hit it again, but Angle came back with a back suplex.  Angle charged Triple H, who ducked, and Angle clotheslined Stephanie over the top rope to the floor, knocking her out.  Triple H hit a clothesline and a backdrop, then clotheslined Angle to the floor. Triple H looked down at Stephanie, and laughed.  Angle got back in and chopped Triple H, but he came back with a neckbreaker.  Stephanie was carried out, and ref Tim White came in for a two count.  Triple H waved goodbye to Steph, then pounded Angle in the corner.  Angle went for a reverse atomic drop, which didn't work, but got a waistlock and two German Suplexes.  Triple H blocked the third, but Angle powered him into it and got a two count.  Angle stomped Triple H in the corner, then took it to the floor, ramming Triple H into the apron.  Angle hit a reverse elbow in the ring for a two count.  Triple H came back with kicks to the midsection, a boot to the face, but ran into an overhead belly to belly suplex.  Angle got a two count.  Angle hit another overhead belly to belly for another two count, then did it a third time, with the same results.  Triple H came back with punches, but Angle locked in a sleeper.  Ross and Jerry Lawler in commenting on Triple H's attitude towards Vince, wondered what other jobs you could have where you call your boss as a**hole.  And they said the word that I can't type.  Angle let go of the sleeper and pounded Triple H in the corner, but Triple H pulled him out with a Powerbomb.  Both men slowly got up, and Triple H hit some punches and a jumping knee.  Angle kicked away a backdrop, but Triple H hit a spinebuster for a two count.  Angle went for a backdrop, and Triple H hit the facebuster to the knee for a two count. Angle then nailed the referee from behind on purpose.  Triple H hit a neckbreaker on Angle, and went to check on the ref.  Angle hit Triple H with a low blow and an Angle slam.  Stephanie ran out, but Triple H kicked out at two.  Stephanie was counting ridiculously slow, and Triple H kicked out two more times.  Angle applied the ankle lock, but Triple H rolled through and kicked Angle into Stephanie, knocking her out again.  Triple H hit a DDT on Angle, but there was no referee.  Triple H went to wake up White, but Angle hit Triple H from behind, into White, who fell from the ring.  Angle hit a German suplex on Triple H, then went and got a chair.  Angle missed the chairshot, and Triple H hit the pedigree on the mat.  Tim White rolled in and counted two, but Stephanie elbowed him and kicked him in the groin.  Triple H backed Stephanie into the corner, and grabbed her for a Pedigree.  Angle hit Triple H with the chair in the back, then the head, then delivered the Angle Slam.  Stephanie then counted, rather slowly, to three, as Angle got the win.


Chris Jericho (World Champion) vs. Steve Austin
Jericho gives Austin the middle finger. Austin shoots one of his own back. Austin chops Jericho in the corner. Austin runs Jericho's head into the top turnbuckle multiple times. Clothesline by Austin. Swinging neckbreaker by Jericho. Jericho chops Austin in the corner. Austin clotheslines Jericho out of the ring. Austin follows out. Austin runs Jericho face first into the ring post. Back in the ring Austin buries his shoulder into Jericho in the corner. Jericho and Austin fight up the entrance way. Austin throws Jericho into the side of the semi trailer at the entrance way. Austin drags Jericho back to ringside. Both men trade chops. Back in the ring Austin crotches Jericho on the top rope. Austin follows up and hits a Superplex. Austin hits a second Superplex, and a third Superplex. Clothesline by Austin. Low blow by Jericho. Jericho chokes Austin in the ropes. Jericho looks for the walls of Jericho, but Austin gets out. Austin drops Jericho across the ropes. Jericho throws Austin out of the ring. Jericho follows out and Austin blocks a chair shot. Jericho bounces Austin's head on the announce table. Back in the ring Jericho chops Austin in the corner. Jericho misses the lionsault. Sleeper by Jericho. Austin catapults Jericho into the corner. Clothesline by Austin. Spinebuster by Austin. Powerslam by Austin for a two count. Bulldog by Jericho followed by the lionsault. Jericho hits a second lionsault for a two count. Jericho chops Austin in the corner. Jericho counters the Lou Thesz press with the walls of Jericho. Austin makes it to the ropes. Jericho brings one of his belts in the ring. Austin knocks Jericho into the ref by accident. Spinebuster by Austin on the belt for a two count. Jericho with the breakdown on the belt for a two count. Jericho with a running clothesline. Jericho knocks the ref out of the ring by accident. Austin locks on the walls of Jericho. Jericho taps but there is no ref. Stunner by Austin. The nWo hits the ring and Austin attempt to fight them off but can't. Hall hits Austin with a stunner. Jericho gets the easy pin.

The nWo re-enters the ring and triple teams Austin. Hall hits Austin with another stunner. Hogan gets out the spray paint and Hall paints nWo on Austin's back. nWo leaves the ring.

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