Joe Louis Arena – 1990-1999 Results

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – February 23, 1990 (21,000)
Earthquake pinned Ron Garvin
Dusty Rhodes pinned Mr. Perfect after Sapphire interfered
Ted Dibiase defeated Jake Roberts via count-out
WWF Tag Team Champions Andre the Giant & Haku defeated Demolition
Bad News Brown defeated Tito Santana (sub. for Jimmy Snuka)
Rick Martel pinned Brutus Beefcake
Roddy Piper fought Rick Rude to a double disqualification in a lumberjack match
The Main Event III – shown live on NBC (12.8) – featured opening backstage promos by Randy Savage, alongside Sherri Martel) and WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan, as well as Jack Tunney giving instructions to Buster Douglas in his outside referee role; included Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura on commentary; McMahon & Ventura discussed at the opening of the show that Mike Tyson was to have been the outside referee for the title match but Tyson’s management pulled him at the last moment, with them saying Douglas was the only man that could do the job; featured Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Savage, alongside Sherri, about his upcoming title match with Hogan, with Savage saying he got word that Tyson was a loyal Hulkamaniac and wouldn’t haved called things down the middle; Savage then threatened Douglas to call the match down the middle, with Sherri saying Hogan wouldn’t be defending the title against WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania VI because it would be Savage’s belt; included Ventura conducting a backstage interview with Dino Bravo, Jimmy Hart, & Earthquake about Bravo’s upcoming WWF IC Title match against the Ultimate Warrior, with Ventura congratulating Bravo on what he said would be his upcoming title win; featured McMahon conducting a backstage segment in which he recapped the friction between Hogan and Warrior at the Royal Rumble and their misunderstanding after their tag team win on Saturday Night’s Main Event; included McMahon conducting a backstage interview with Hogan about his interactions with Warrior and addressing Ventura’s claims that Hogan “stole the spotlight” from Warrior after Warrior’s match with Bravo earlier in the show, with Hogan saying he was watching Warrior’s back to make sure he will be 100% at WrestleMania VI; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Warrior about his altercation with Hogan earlier in the show, with Warrior saying he didn’t need Hogan’s protection because he had the protection of his Warriors; Warrior then said he was the chosen one; included Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Douglas about his officiating earlier in the show, with Douglas saying he would go out drinking with Hogan after the show; when Okerlund pressed him, he said they were both milk drinkers:
WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan pinned Randy Savage at 11:14 when guest outside referee Buster Douglas (sub. for Mike Tyson) made the fast count following the legdrop; during the match, Douglas sent Sensational Sherri, who was in the challenger’s corner, backstage; after the match, Douglas knocked Savage out with a punch; during Savage’s entrance, Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Hogan, who threatened Douglas to call the match down the middle or he would take the boxing title by the end of the show; moments later, Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Douglas about his officiating role; after the bout, Hogan and Douglas celebrated in the ring, with the camera briefly cutting backstage for a vague promo from the Warrior before returning to the celebration (Macho Madness: The Ultimate Randy Savage Collection)
WWF IC Champion the Ultimate Warrior pinned Dino Bravo (w/ Jimmy Hart & Earthquake) at 4:11 with the press slam and splash; following the challenger’s entrance, Gene Okerlund conducted a backstage interview with Warrior about his upcoming title defense; after the match, Earthquake jumped Warrior from behind and helped double team Warrior; moments later, Warrior threw Bravo to the floor, with Earthquake then dropping two elbow drops on Warrior and setting him up for a splash off the top; WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan then ran out and stood between Warrior and Earthquake, then punching Earthquake off the top rope to the floor; Warrior took exception to Hogan’s interference and shoved the referee out of the way, with Hogan doing the same when another referee appeared; moments later, the two went nose to nose as four referees tried to pull them apart

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – April 21, 1990 (3,700)
Al Perez pinned Mark Young
Hillbilly Jim pinned Bob Bradley
Dino Bravo pinned Pez Whatley
The Big Bossman pinned Ted Dibiase
Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty defeated the Orient Express via count-out
The Barbarian pinned Jimmy Snuka
Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake via disqualification after Jimmy Hart interfered

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – July 28, 1990 (3,200)
Haku pinned Jim Brunzell
Koko B. Ware pinned the Genius
Dustin Rhodes pinned Buddy Rose
WWF Tag Team Champions Demolition Ax & Crush defeated Bret Hart & Jim Neidhart
The Brooklyn Brawler defeated Barry O
Tito Santana defeated WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect via disqualification
Jim Duggan & Tugboat defeated Earthquake & Dino Bravo when Duggan pinned Bravo

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – November 24, 1990 (1,800)
Saba Simba pinned Bob Bradley
Koko B. Ware pinned Black Bart
The Warlord pinned Jimmy Snuka
Hercules & Paul Roma defeated the Bushwhackers when Roma pinned Luke after Hercules used the chain as a weapon
The Big Bossman pinned Bobby Heenan at around the 4-minute mark
The Legion of Doom defeated Tanaka, Kato, & Mr. Fuji in a handicap match
Rick Martel defeated Jake Roberts via disqualification after Martel rubbed a substance into Roberts’ eyes, temporarily blinding him, and Jake hit the DDT on the referee – thinking it was Martel
WWF World Champion the Ultimate Warrior defeated Randy Savage via count-out

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – February 21, 1991 (4,000)
The Mountie vs. Jim Powers
Tito Santana pinned the Brooklyn Brawler
Jim Duggan pinned Gen. Adnan
The Nasty Boys defeated Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty
The Undertaker pinned Tugboat
Hulk Hogan defeated Earthquake in a stretcher match
The Big Bossman pinned Dino Bravo
The Legion of Doom defeated Demolition
Kerry Von Erich pinned Ted Dibiase

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – May 11, 1991 (5,000)
Kerry Von Erich defeated Kato
Jim Duggan defeated Hercules
Davey Boy Smith defeated the Barbarian
Col. Mustafa defeated Koko B. Ware
Kerry Von Erich won a battle royal by last eliminating the Warlord; other participants included: Bret Hart, Paul Roma, Koko B. Ware, Earthquake, Greg Valentine, the Bushwhackers, Kato, and several others; due to pre-match stipulations, Von Erich earned an IC title shot later in the show
The Ultimate Warrior defeated the Undertaker in a bodybag match
WWF IC Champion Mr. Perfect defeated Kerry Von Erich via count-out

Survivor Series 91 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – November 27, 1991 (17,500)
Thanksgiving Eve
Chris Chavis pinned Kato at 7:44
Pay-per-view bouts – featured an opening pre-taped announcement from WWF President Jack Tunney in which Tunney stated that due to the snake attack suffered days earlier as part of WWF Superstars, Randy Savage would not be able to compete; he then ordered that Jake Roberts be pulled from participating on the show as well as a result of his actions and that Savage would face Roberts in one-on-one action the following Tuesday in San Antonio; included Gene Okerlund conducting seperate interviews on the interview stage with both Randy Savage and Jake Roberts regarding their upcoming match at Tuesday in Texas; following the world title contest, Tunney ordered a rematch to take place the following Tuesday in San Antonio; note: managers were not allowed at ringside for the elimination matches:
Ric Flair, Ted Dibiase, the Mountie, & the Warlord defeated Roddy Piper, WWF IC Champion Bret Hart, Virgil, & the Davey Boy Smith at 22:48; Flair pinned Smith at 10:55 with a double axe handle off the top behind the referee’s back; Piper pinned the Warlord at 17:00 after Hart came off the top behind the referee’s back; Dibiase, the Mountie, Piper, Hart, and Virgil were disqualified for brawling in and out of the ring while Flair – who was thrown to the outside – was deemed the sole survivor; during the contest, Sensational Sherri was at ringside on behalf of Dibiase until she interfered and was sent backstage
Jim Duggan, Sgt. Slaughter, Tito Santana, & Kerry Von Erich defeated Col. Mustafa, the Bezerker, Hercules, & Skinner at 14:19; Slaughter pinned Mustafa with a clothesline at 7:57; Santana pinned Hercules with the flying forearm at 12:05; Slaughter pinned Skinner with a roll up at 13:31; Duggan pinned Bezerker
The Undertaker (w/ Paul Bearer) pinned WWF World Champion Hulk Hogan at 12:45 to win the title following a tombstone onto a steel chair, placed in the ring by Ric Flair (Tombstone: The History of the Undertaker)
The Nasty Boys, Beau & Blake Beverly defeated Shawn Michaels, Marty Jannetty, & the Bushwhackers at 23:06; Bushwhacker Luke was pinned; Bushwhacker Butch was pinned; Michaels pinned Beau with a backslide; Michaels was pinned at 19:41 with a roll up after Jannetty went for a slam on a Nasty Boy – with the Nasty Boy’s legs nailing Michaels in the face midway through the slam (after the elimination, Michaels argued with Jannetty and stormed off); Jannetty was pinned when one of the Nasty Boys reversed an inside cradle attempt, putting his partner on top for the win
The Big Bossman & WWF Tag Team Champions the Legion of Doom defeated IRS & the Natural Disastrs at 15:21; IRS pinned Bossman at 6:23 after hitting him in the face with the steel briefcase; Typhoon was pinned at 9:37 after IRS accidentally hit him with the briefcase; Earthquake was counted-out when he helped his partner to the back after arguing with IRS over the miscommunication; IRS was pinned following the Doomsday Device after the Bossman returned to ringside to block IRS’ escape

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 28, 1993 (1,700)
WWF IC Champion Razor Ramon defeated IRS via count-out
Lex Luger pinned Ludvig Borga with the running forearm, despite interference from Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji
Rick & Scott Steiner defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Quebecars via disqualification when Jacques hit Scott with one of the title belts to prevent the pinfall after Pierre sustained the Frankensteiner
WWF World Champion Yokozuna pinned the Undertaker after hitting him with the salt bucket
The Headshrinkers defeated Men on a Mission when Samu pinned Mo
Owen Hart defeated Bastion Booger
Bret Hart defeated Jerry Lawler in a steel cage match after interference from the Black Knight and Owen Hart

Halloween Havoc 94 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 23, 1994 (14,000; 8,595 paid; 3,000 freebies didn’t attend)
Booker T (w/ Stevie Ray) pinned Brian Armstrong with a flying forearm at 6:20 after avoiding a splash off the top; the announce team noted that the match was supposed to be Brian & Brad Armstrong against Harlem Heat but Brad was unable to be there; during the match, Muhammad Ali was seen taking a ringside seat
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included T Graham Brown singing the National Anthem; Muhammed Ali sat ringside for the event; featured a segment recapping the feud between WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair since August; the segment included footage of Hogan being attacked from behind by a masked man during August’s Clash of the Champions, Hogan’s match with Flair that night, Hogan & Dave Sullivan facing Flair & the masked man during the Oct. 9 live episode of The Main Event, and amateur video of Flair and Mr. T leaving Michael Jordan’s restaurant together in Chicago; included Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Ric Flair & Sensuous Sherri regarding Flair’s upcoming steel cage career match with Hogan; featured a video package recapping the feud between Dave and Kevin Sullivan; included a video package recapping the feud between Dustin Rhodes and Arn Anderson; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Hogan, Jimmy Hart, and Brother Brudi regarding Hogan’s upcoming match with Flair; included Okerlund conducting an interview in the aisle with Sting, who took a ringside seat beside Ali; featured a video package recapping the feud between the Guardian Angel and Vader, dating back to Bash at the Beach; included Okerlund conducting an interview in the aisle with Thomas “Hitman” Hearns regarding the night’s main event; featured a video package recapping the history between the Nasty Boys and Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck; included an in-ring segment in which Okerlund introduced Eric Bischoff, Bill Shaw, and Ali during which Shaw gave Ali a check from TBS to Ali’s nonprofit and Bischoff gave him a plaque recognizing his contributions:
WCW TV Champion Johnny B. Badd fought the Honkytonk Man to a 10-minute time-limit draw at 9:53; the bell rang as Badd had the challenger covered with an inside cradle; after the contest, Honky attempted to attack Badd from behind but the champion cleared him from the ring
Paul Orndorff & Paul Roma defeated WCW Tag Team Champions Marcus Alexander Bagwell & the Patriot to win the titles at 13:47 when Orndorff pinned Bagwell after Roma hit an elbow drop off the top onto Bagwell, behind the referee’s back, as Bagwell had Orndorff covered with the fisherman’s suplex
Dave Sullivan defeated Kevin Sullivan via count-out at 5:17 when Dave crawled in the ring after Kevin threw him into the ringpost (Dave’s first appearance using the “I Want to Be a Hulkamaniac” theme song)
Dustin Rhodes pinned Arn Anderson (w/ Col. Rob Parker & Meng) at 9:52 with a roll up after referee Randy Anderson caught Anderson trying to use the ropes during a pin attempt; after the contest, Anderson attacked Rhodes and dropped him with the DDT before referees ordered Parker and his men backstage
Jim Duggan defeated WCW US Champion Steve Austin via disqualification at 8:03 when Austin threw Duggan over the top as the champion attempted the running clothesline; prior to the bout, Duggan beating Austin for the title at Fall Brawl was shown in its entirety; after the contest, Duggan fought off Austin and cleared the ring with the 2×4
Vader (w/ Harley Race) pinned the Guardian Angel at 8:19 with a splash immediately after Angel brought Race into the ring with a suplex; prior to the bout, Angel was escorted to the ring by members of the Guardian Angels; during Vader’s entrance, he approached Muhammed Ali, sitting ringside with Sting, and said he was the man; following the ring entrances, the Angel beat up Race inside the ring before kicking him to the floor
The Nasty Boys defeated Terry Funk & Bunkhouse Buck (w/ Col. Rob Parker & Meng) at 8:18 when Jerry Saggs pinned Funk after Meng accidentally hit Funk and Saggs dropped Funk onto a pumpkin behind the referee’s back
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) defeated Ric Flair (w/ Sensuous Sherri) in a steel cage match with the legdrop at 19:26; stipulations stated the loser would have to retire; Mr. T was the referee for the contest; prior to the entrances, there were chants of “Hogan sucks;” Michael Buffer was the ring announcer for the match; prior to the match, Hogan and Hart were escorted ringside by Brother Brudi; Nick Bockwinkel sat ringside for the contest, in possession of the title belt; at around the 15-minute mark, Sherri went to climb the cage but Hart pulled off her skirt, with Sherri then attacking Hart; moments later, Sting came out of the crowd and went after Sherri only for the masked man to attack Sting and Hart with a pipe; Sherri later scaled the cage and helped Flair handcuff T; after the match, Hogan hugged Muhammad Ali at ringside; after the match, the masked man returned to the ring, with Hogan fighting him off and unmasking him to be Brudi; Kevin Sullivan then came into the ring, followed by John Tenta, with Tenta and Brudi double teaming Hogan and Tenta hitting the sit-down splash; Sting then ran out to the ring, took out Sullivan at ringside, cleared the ring, and helped Hogan backstage; Tenta wore his WWF Earthquake outfit for the segment (Tenta’s surprise debut) (Flair’s last appearance for 3 months; Flair’s last match for 6 months) (The History of the World Heavyweight Championship)

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – March 20, 1995
The Undertaker defeated Bam Bam Bigelow via count-out
WWF World Champion Diesel & Razor Ramon defeated Shawn Michaels & WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett via disqualification
Bret Hart & Davey Boy Smith defeated Owen Hart & Jerry Lawler

Halloween Havoc 95 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – October 29, 1995 (13,000; 7,000 paid)
The Main Event – shown live – featured Eric Bischoff & Dusty Rhodes on commentary:
Eddie Guerrero pinned Disco Inferno at 3:21 with a hurricanrana
Paul Orndorff pinned the Renegade at 1:23 after twice hitting the piledriver; prior to the bout, Orndorff’s theme music repeatedly skipped during his entrance
Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko defeated Lord Steven Regal & Dave Taylor at 8:41 when Benoit pinned Regal with a dragon suplex following a dropkick from Malenko
Sgt. Craig Pittman pinned VK Wallstreet after Jim Duggan interfered
Pay-per-view bouts – featured Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan on commentary; included footage of WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and the Giant playing cat and mouse in their respective monster trucks on the roof of the adjacent Cobo Arena; featured the announcement that Ric Flair had been attacked backstage before the live broadcast and that Flair’s scheduled tag team partner, WCW US Champion Sting, had not yet arrived to the arena; included a video package highlighting the feud between Johnny B. Badd and WCW TV Champion Diamond Dallas Page; featured Gene Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Badd regarding his TV title victory; included footage of Kurasawa injuring Road Warrior Hawk’s arm during August’s Clash of the Champions; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with Randy Savage regarding his victory over the Zodiac, the possibility of facing Lex Luger later in the show, and Hogan facing the Giant in the monster truck challenge; included a segment in the Master’s lair, in the arena, during which the Master and Kevin Sullivan spoke about Hogan’s upcoming title defense against the Giant, the fact that the Yeti was in Detroit, and that Hogan had no allies; featured Okerlund conducting a backstage interview with the Giant regarding the upcoming monster truck challenge and match with Hogan; included Mike Tenay conducting a backstage interview with Luger regarding the controversial finish of his match with Meng and facing Savage later in the show; featured a video package highlighting the altercations between Hogan and the Giant dating back to Bash at the Beach and the debut of the Yeti the previous Monday:
Johnny B. Badd pinned WCW TV Champion Diamond Dallas Page (w/ Maxx Muscle & Kimberly) to win the title at 17:00 after Muscle accidentally hit a clothesline on the champion, with Badd then knocking Muscle off the apron with a left hand punch; prior to the bout, a man appeared at the entrance stage dressed as Badd, distracting Page as the real Badd came out of the crowd; during the match, it was announced WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan and the Giant had been ordered out of their monster trucks and would return later in the show for the monster truck challenge
Randy Savage pinned the Zodiak (sub. for Kamala) with the flying elbowsmash at 1:29; during the bout, a fan climbed in the ring and was ignored by the wrestlers but taken away by security; Bobby Heenan announced during the match that Kamala wasn’t wrestling because he mentioned to Kevin Sullivan that he was afraid of Savage and Sullivan beat him up and sent him back to Uganda; pre-match stipulations stated if both Savage and Lex Luger won their matches they would wrestle each other later in the show
Kurasawa (w/ Col. Rob Parker) pinned Road Warrior Hawk at 3:18 with a Samoan Drop, putting his feet on the ropes for leverage, and Parker holding the feet for added leverage; late in the bout, Hawk dropped Parker with a clothesline from the apron to the floor
Sabu (w/ the Sheik) pinned JL at 3:24 with a springboard moonsault; immediately after the pinfall, the Sheik threw a fireball into JL’s face (Sheik’s only WCW appearance)
Lex Luger defeated Meng (w/ Kevin Sullivan) via disqualification at 13:12 when Sullivan interfered and lightly kicked Luger after Meng hit Luger with the golden spike, knocking him out, and made the cover; during Luger’s entrance, a gravestone on the set was shown that read “Crockett;” during the bout, footage was shown from The Main Event of Heenan having sushi in the arena with a Japanese man, with Heenan claiming it was a personal matter; after the match, Meng argued with Sullivan over his interference
WCW US Champion Sting & Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson & Brian Pillman via disqualification at 17:56 when Flair attacked his partner; Flair, in street clothes, finally appeared at the 6-minute mark with his head bandaged after reportedly being attacked backstage before the show by Anderson & Pillman; when Sting finally tagged Flair in, Flair joined in triple teaming Sting and peeled off his bandage to reveal it was a set up; Flair, Anderson, and Pillman continued to attack Sting until officials covered Sting’s body; moments later, Gene Okerlund interviewed the three in the aisle, during which Flair said the Horsemen were reunited; Sting was then helped backstage by the trainer
WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan defeated the Giant in a monster truck challenge; the contest was held on the roof of the adjacent Cobo Arena and rules stated the winner would be the truck to push the other outside a 100-foot diameter circle; Eric Bischoff, Heenan, and Bob Chandler, who designed the two trucks, provided commentary for the contest; after the contest, the Giant got out of his truck and cornered Hogan against the ledge of the roof; after a brief brawl, in which both men were on the ledge, the Giant lost his balance and fell off; Hogan immediately ran for help as the helicopter filming the contest focused on the Detroit River below; moments later, Bischoff left the broadcast table to find out more information, with Tony Schiavone then returning to call the remainder of the show
Randy Savage pinned Lex Luger with the flying elbowsmash at 5:23 after Luger collided with Jimmy Hart, who appeared on the apron mid-way through the match, and knocked Hart to the floor; after the bout, Heenan momentarily left the broadcast table out of frustration for not knowing more about the Giant’s condition
The Giant (w/ Kevin Sullivan) defeated WCW World Champion Hulk Hogan (w/ Jimmy Hart) via disqualification at around the 14:30 mark when Hart hit referee Randy Anderson, and later Hogan, from behind with the title belt after Hogan hit the legdrop on the challenger; Hogan wore black and white while Hart wore all black for the contest; upon their entrance, Hogan cut an in-ring promo and apologized for his part in the Giant falling off the roof; as Hogan began to speak, the Giant appeared with Sullivan; late in the match, the Giant hit the chokeslam but Hogan kicked out at 2; after the bout, Lex Luger and Randy Savage appeared, with Luger attacking Savage as the Yeti came out and double teamed Hogan with the Giant; moments later, Luger put Hogan in the Torture Rack and did the same to Savage; Anderson then came to and raised the Giant’s hand in victory, with the Giant taking possession of the title belt; after the Dungeon of Doom members left ringside, Hogan and Savage were tended to in the ring (the Giant’s in-ring debut) (The Big Show: A Giant’s World)

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – June 29, 1996 (5,930)
WWF IC Champion Ahmed Johnson defeated Goldust via count-out when Goldust left ringside
The Bushwhackers defeated Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy when Leif Cassidy was pinned after one of the Bushwhackers reversed a pin attempt behind the referee’s back, putting his partner on top
Savio Vega pinned Justin Bradshaw
WWF World Champion Shawn Michaels defeated Vader via disqualification when Goldust interfered; following the match, Davey Boy Smith, Ahmed Johnson, and Psycho Sid did run-ins
Marc Mero pinned Hunter Hearst Helmsley after Sable distracted Helmsley
Henry & Phinneas Godwinn defeated WWF Tag Team Champions the Smoking Gunns via disqualification
Davey Boy Smith pinned Yokozuna after Yoko missed the Bonzai Drop
Psycho Sid (sub. for the Ultimate Warrior) pinned Owen Hart with a chokeslam and powerbomb; Owen put up no offense (Sid’s return match)
The Undertaker pinned Mankind with a chokeslam and tombstone

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – September 28, 1998 (14,517; sell out)
Andrew Martin defeated Scott Newhart
Raw is War – featured an opening video package using the pay-per-view intro from Breakdown; included an in-ring segment in which Vince McMahon came to the ring in possession of the WWF World Title, accompanied by security, Sgt. Slaughter, Gerald Brisco, and Pat Patterson; McMahon then took the mic and said he could have done things differently but Steve Austin wanted to do things the hard way; he went on to say Austin would not receive a rematch for the title but he was dedicating the night to Austin’s career and he was naming it Stone Cold Steve Austin Night; he said a new champion would be crowned later in the night and they would earn the official WWF World Title belt, not the Smoking Skull belt McMahon took from Austin; McMahon said Austin’s belt would go above his fireplace, on his mantle, in one of his homes and then had Slaughter put the belt around his waist; during the segment, police were shown outside the building awaiting Austin’s arrival; featured a segment in which Jerry Lawler said what had been reported in the media about his recent altercation with Jim Carrey was not all of the story; included an outdoor shot of WWF Tag Team Champion Billy Gunn leaving the arena with his bag; featured an in-ring segment in which McMahon, with his security and cabinet, came out to the ring, decked out in red carpet, to present the new WWF World Title belt to the new champion; McMahon introduced Kane and the Undertaker, with Austin then appearing outside and driving a zamboni into the arena; Austin then stood on the top of it and jumped inside the ring, decking McMahon with a clothesline; Austin was quickly taken into handcuffs and pulled away from McMahon as Kane and Taker watched; Austin was later taken away by police, with Vince storming his way backstage and yelling “You go to jail, you son of a bitch” as Austin was loaded into a police car; during the segment, there were audio issues blamed on Austin driving the zamboni into the arena; following the commercial break, McMahon stood in the ring with Taker and Kane and blamed them for not doing their part to keep Austin away from him, then adding they would have to fight for the vacant title at Judgment Day with Austin as the referee; McMahon then said he would be at the pay-per-view, adding Taker & Kane would face the Rock, Ken Shamrock, & Mankind later in the show in a handicap match; McMahon went on to say Taker & Kane were handicapped with Taker telling him to watch his ass; moments later, McMahon got caught giving Taker & Kane the middle finger, with the two double teaming him and assaulting McMahon’s knee; they finished by slamming the ring steps onto McMahon’s knee; following the commercial break, McMahon was tended to backstage by referees, medics, Patterson, and Brisco; included Michael Cole conducting a backstage interview with Shamrock about his involvement in the night’s main event; featured Cole conducting a backstage interview with the Rock about being the #1 contender to the WWF World Title and being part of the night’s main event; included a backstage segment which implied Terri Runnels was giving Val Venis oral sex; featured Cole conducting a backstage interview with Mankind about his participation in the main event:
Southern Justice (w/ Jeff Jarrett) defeated WWF Tag Team Champions Billy Gunn & the Road Dogg via disqualification at 3:01 when Road Dogg smashed Jarrett’s guitar over one of the challengers as Gunn attempted a piledriver on the same opponent; the champions cut a promo during their entrance; after the bout, the champions argued over the match before WWF European Champion X-Pac came out to intervene, with Gunn accidentally striking X-Pac in his injured eye before walking off; Triple H, in a wheelchair, and Chyna in the aisle tried to talk to Gunn but he walked past them
Owen Hart fought Dan Severn to a no contest in a submission match at 2:14 when the match was stopped after Severn sustained a modified piledriver and couldn’t move; Severn came ringside with his NWA World Title and UFC Heavyweight Title; during Severn’s entrance, Michael Cole was shown outside the DX locker room in which yelling and screaming were heard coming from within; following the commercial break, Severn – on a stretcher – was loaded into the back of an ambulance
Al Snow pinned Vader (w/ Sgt. Slaughter) at 2:38 after hitting him with Head behind the referee’s back; during the match, it was noted the Breakdown encore airing would be the following night
D-Lo Brown defeated Edge, Marc Mero, Jeff Jarrett, Gangrel, and Droz in an elimination match at 5:12; stipulations stated the winner would earn a WWF European Title match the following week; Edge pinned Gangrel at 1:06 with a la magistral cradle; Jarrett and Droz were counted-out at 3:32 when they fought each other on the floor; Edge pinned Mero at 4:39 when Brown hit the Lo Down on Mero when Edge moved out of the way; D-Lo pinned Edge with the Sky High after Edge became distracted by Gangrel and the unknown man at ringside
Farooq pinned Mark Henry at 1:15 when guest referee Chyna hit a low blow on Henry, with Farooq falling on top for the win; after the match, a man came out and handed Chyna papers, which she tore up and walked away
Kurrgan & Golga (w/ the Insane Clown Posse, Luna Vachon, & the Giant Silva) defeated the Headbangers at 2:00 when Kurrgan pinned Mosh with a splash after the ICP tripped Mosh from the floor; prior to the bout, Golga was shown with a new Cartman doll, after the other one was destroyed the previous week (The Attitude Era Blu-ray)
Val Venis (w/ Terri Runnels) defeated WWF European Champion X-Pac via disqualification at 3:15 when X-Pac and Chyna double teamed Venis outside the ring; following his entrance, Venis took the mic and cut a promo about being in Detroit; the champion’s right eye was taped for the contest; late in the match, Terri interfered on behalf of the challenger, prompting Chyna to come ringside; following the contest, Venis and Terri kissed in the ring before Goldust’s music began playing; he then was heard saying “Hey Val, I told you he was coming back” as gold dust fell from the rafters
The Rock, Ken Shamrock, & Mankind defeated the Undertaker & Kane in a handicap match at 12:51 when Rock pinned Taker with the Rock Bottom; following Shamrock and Mankind’s entrances, the two brawled in the ring until Shamrock knocked Mankind to the floor; moments later, after Rock made his entrance, he and Mankind fought with Shamrock until Taker & Kane appeared (Best of Raw Vol. 1 & 2)
Shotgun – 10/3/98:
8-Ball defeated Scorpio
Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor defeated Don DeSilva & Sean Casey
Bradshaw defeated Larry Brun
Bob Holly defeated the Brooklyn Brawler
WWF Women’s Champion Jackie defeated Starla Saxton (only televised internationally)
Shotgun – 10/10/98 – included Tiger Ali Singh paying a fan $500 to eat his servent Babu’s booger:
WWF Light Heavyweight Champion Taka Michinoku (w/ Dick Togo) pinned Sho Funaki (w/ Yamaguchi-san & Mens Teioh) with the Michinoku Driver; after the bout, the two men briefly brawled before making up
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor via disqualification when Christopher hit referee Jack Doan to prevent Taylor from being pinned after sustaining the flying legdrop / splash off the top combo

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – January 2, 1999
Cancelled due to bad weather

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – April 12, 1999 (14,701; sell out)
Tickets for the cancelled 1/2/99 show were honored at this show
Kurt Angle defeated Shawn Casey
Raw is War – hosted by Jim Ross, making his full-time return to Raw, & Jerry Lawler; included an opening backstage segment with Vince and Stephanie McMahon, surrounded by four police officers, with Stephanie happy to be with her father; featured Shane McMahon leading the Corporation to the ring, with Ken Shamrock demanding an explanation to why they didn’t help his sister Ryan when she was abducted, with Shane then calling Stephanie & Vince to the ring and claiming Vince’s priorities were to his daughter and not the Corporation, with Shane then firing Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco from the group and slapping Vince in the face; moments later, as Shane berated Vince, Shamrock walked out on the Corporation, with Vince shown shaking his hand backstage after the commercial break before getting into a limo with Stephanie, Patterson, & Brisco; featured the Undertaker appearing on the Titantron and claiming an innocent victim would be sacrificed later since Vince left with Stephanie; included a Chef Boyardee promo featuring Mankind; featured an in-ring segment with WWF World Champion Steve Austin claiming he would retake the Smoking Skull title belt at Backlash from the Rock, with Rock appearing on the Titantron and challenging Austin to come fight him on an undisclosed bridge somewhere in Detroit; included Michael Cole interviewing Mankind in a boiler room, with Mankind stating Paul Wight would leave the Boiler Room Brawl on a stretcher at Backlash; moments later, Shane ordered Rodney & Pete Gas to find Mankind and take him out, with Mankind beating them down later in the show; featured a promo for WWF The Music Volume 3; included Shamrock locating his sister Ryan in the Boiler Room, with Ken and Mankind then being attacked by the Ministry of Darkness, with Taker stating Ken would be their next convert; featured Taker ordering the Ministry to tie Ken Shamrock to Taker’s symbol on the entrance stage, with Edge, Christian, and Gangrel refusing and brawling with the Acolytes, Viscera, and Mideon, and Mankind eventually joining the fight as Shamrock freed himself; included Shamrock calling out Taker for a fight, with the lights going out and Taker appearing in the ring, with the two brawling until the Ministry of Darkness came to Taker’s aid, with Triple H & the Big Bossman then pulling Shamrock out of the ring and attacking him as Shane looked on; featured a closing segment with Austin and Rock brawling on the bridge, with Rock knocking Austin off and into the river below and then throwing the Smoking Skull title belt into the river as well:
WWF Women’s Champion Sable (w/ Nicole Bass) fought Jacqueline (w/ Terri Runnels), Ivory, and Tori to a no contest when Bass hit a chokeslam to both Jacqueline and Ivory and slammed Tori before the match could begin
Paul Wight pinned Christian at 1:22 with the chokeslam; prior to the bell, the Undertaker’s voice ordered Gangrel and Edge, who escorted Christian to the ring, to leave ringside and let Christian prove himself
Val Venis fought Billy Gunn to a no contest at 3:42 when Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett attacked Gunn at ringside; moments later, the Road Dogg, Venis, and Gunn fought off Hart & Jarrett, with Debra flirting with Venis until Jarrett pulled her away
Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett (w/ Debra) defeated the Acolytes via disqualification at 1:28 when Edge, Christian, Gangrel, Viscera, and Mideon interfered and attacked Hart & Jarrett; moments later, the Undertaker & Paul Bearer came to the ring, with Taker grabbing Debra by the throat and claiming she would suffer until Ken Shamrock, wielding a baseball bat, chased the Ministry of Darkness from the ring; Taker then revealed Ken’s sister Ryan was in the boiler room
The Godfather (sub. for Big Bossman) pinned WWF IC Champion Goldust at 3:56 to win the title with the Death Valley Driver; prior to the match, Godfather offered to give Bossman five ho’s in exchange for his title shot, which Bossman accepted
WWF Hardcore Champion Hardcore Holly pinned D-Lo Brown (w/ Ivory) at 4:34 after Brown went through a table attempting the Lo Down after guest commentator Al Snow pulled Holly off the table
WWF Tag Team Champions X-Pac & Kane defeated Triple H (w/ Chyna) & Test at 6:26 when Kane pinned Test with the tombstone after Triple H threw his partner back in the ring and walked out on him
Super Astros – 4/25/99:
Miguel Perez, Jose Estrada Jr., & Pantera defeated Papi Chulo, Taka Michinoku, & Sho Funaki
El Merenguero defeated Pablo Marquez
Nova defeated Max Mini
Shotgun – 4/24/99:
Droz defeated the Blue Meanie
Tiger Ali Singh defeated Scotty Zappa
Al Snow defeated Don DeSilva
Matt & Jeff Hardy defeated Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor and Skull & 8-Ball

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – June 11, 1999
Christian & Gangrel defeated Matt & Jeff Hardy when Gangrel scored the pin with the DDT after interference from both Edge and Michael Hayes
Kurt Angle pinned Tiger Ali Singh
WWF IC Champion Jeff Jarrett pinned the Godfather with the Reverse Russian leg sweep after hitting the challenger with the title belt as the referee was distracted by Nicole Bass attacking Debra on the floor
WWF Hardcore Champion Al Snow defeated Hardcore Holly and Steve Blackman when Snow pinned Blackman after hitting Holly with Head
WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes defeated Kane & X-Pac when X-Pac was pinned after sustaining the double reverse neckbreaker
The Big Show pinned Triple H with the chokeslam, despite interference from Chyna
D-Lo Brown pinned Scott Taylor with the Lo Down; late in the bout, Mark Henry came ringside to support D-Lo; the bout was to have been a tag team match pitting D-Lo & Henry against Brian Christopher & Scott Taylor but Brian Christopher was injured
Ken Shamrock & Test defeated the Big Bossman & Mideon when Mideon submitted to Shamrock?s ankle lock
Billy Gunn pinned the Road Dogg with the Fameasser after Chyna came ringside and hit a low blow on Road Dogg
Steve Austin defeated WWF World Champion the Undertaker via disqualification when Paul Bearer pulled Austin out of the ring as he had the champion down after hitting the Stunner; after the bout, Austin fought off a number of Ministry members and hit the Stunner on them

WWF @ Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – August 8, 1999 (13,793)
Sunday Night Heat – shown live:
Val Venis defeated WWF IC & European Champion D-Lo Brown via disqualification when Jeff Jarrett, who did guest commentary for the match, attacked the challenger; after the bout, Jarrett and Brown brawled; only the IC title was on the line
Tori pinned Les Lexie; after the bout, WWF Women’s Champion Ivory attacked Tori and wrote ‘slut’ on her stomach and ‘skank’ on her back
WWF Tag Team Champions the Acolytes fought Kane & the Road Dogg to a no contest
The Godfather fought Albert (w/ Droz) to a no contest when Droz, Albert, and the fan that attacked the Godfather on Raw triple teamed him until Val Venis and Chaz made the save
The Big Bossman pinned Meat (w/ Terri Runnels); after the bout, Bossman assaulted Meat with the nightstick until Terri helped him out of the ring
The Undertaker (w/ the Big Show & Paul Bearer) pinned Billy Gunn (w/ Chyna) with the tombstone at 3:38 after the Rock, who did guest commentary for the bout, repeatedly punched Gunn in the face as he was on the mat; moments later, Rock was assaulted by Show on the floor before being thrown into the ring where both Taker and Show beat Rock down
Shotgun – 8/14/99:
Edge & Christian defeated Mideon & Viscera
Ken Shamrock defeated Chaz
Droz, Albert, & Key defeated Andrew McMurphy, Adam Keene, & Tim Hawk
Steve Blackman defeated the Striker

Survivor Series 99 – Detroit, MI – Joe Louis Arena – November 14, 1999 (18,735; 17,294 paid; sell out)
Sunday Night Heat ? included an in-ring segment in which WWF World Champion Triple H called out the Rock and Steve Austin, with both men coming to the ring until X-Pac and the Road Dogg came out to attempt to attack the challengers in the night?s main event; Rock eventually chased X-Pac and Road Dogg from ringside while Austin cleared Triple H from the ring; featured the Big Show attacking his three tag team partners ? Kaientai and the Blue Meanie ? backstage in the locker room
Pay-per-view bouts ? featured Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler on commentary; included Triple H interrupting a backstage interview with the Rock, with the two men having to be separated by officials; featured Triple H interrupting a backstage interview with Steve Austin, with Austin chasing Triple H into the parking lot where he was hit by a car; moments later, Austin was attended to by paramedics while Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Stephanie McMahon, Shane McMahon, and Test looked on; during the segment, Vince accused Triple H, X-Pac, and Road Dogg, who said they had nothing to do with it; Austin was eventually taken away in an ambulance, with Vince going to the hospital as well:
The Godfather, D-Lo Brown, & the Headbangers defeated the Acolytes & the Dudley Boyz in an elimination match at 9:36; Bradshaw pinned Thrasher with the Clothesline from Hell at 3:11 after Thrasher hit the corner; Bubba Ray pinned Mosh following the 3D at 4:58; Bradshaw was disqualified at 5:50 after bringing a steel chair into the ring and hitting both D-Lo and Bubba Ray over the head with the weapon; Farooq and D-Von were both counted out at 6:48 when the began brawling with each other in the ring and on the floor after arguing over who should make the cover on D-Lo; D-Lo pinned Bubba Ray with the Frog Splash after the Godfather hit the Ho Train
Kurt Angle pinned Shawn Stasiak with the Olympic Slam at 5:56 after avoiding a crossbody off the top (Angle?s TV debut)
Val Venis, Mark Henry, Gangrel, & Steve Blackman defeated WWF European Champion Davey Boy Smith, Pete Gas, Rodney, & Joey Abs in an elimination match at 9:10; Blackman pinned Gas with a pump kick at 2:58; Gangrel pinned Rodney with the DDT at 4:26 after Abs accidentally hit his partner; Henry pinned Abs with a splash at 6:03; Smith pinned Gangrel with a superplex at 6:47; Smith pinned Blackman with a kick to the midsection and a fisherman suplex at 7:32; Venis pinned Smith with the Money Shot after Smith sustained a splash in the corner, a bodyslam, and a regular splash from Henry
The Fabulous Moolah, Mae Young, Tori, & Debra defeated WWF Women?s Champion Ivory, Jackie, Luna Vachon, & Terri when Moolah pinned Ivory with a splash at 1:52 following a double clothesline from Moolah and Young; after the bout, Moolah continued to attack Ivory on the floor until she was pulled away by officials
Kane defeated X-Pac via disqualification at 4:15 when Triple H interfered and hit Kane in the face with the world title belt as Kane attempted the tombstone; after the bout, Tori came out to try to help Kane against the Road Dogg, Triple H, and X-Pac but sustained a spin kick from X-Pac, not realizing it was her; moments later, paramedics came out to check on Tori
The Big Show defeated WWF Hardcore Champion the Big Bossman, Albert, Mideon, & Viscera in a handicap elimination match at 1:24; Show pinned Mideon with the chokeslam at the 19-second mark; Show pinned Albert with the chokeslam at the 30-second mark; Show pinned Viscera with a bodyslam and the chokeslam at the 55-second mark; Bossman was counted-out after walking out of the match
WWF IC Champion Chyna (w/ Miss Kitty) pinned Chris Jericho with a low blow and a Pedigree off the top at 13:45
Grandmaster Sexay, Scotty 2 Hotty, Hardcore & Crash Holly defeated Edge, Christian, Matt & Jeff Hardy (w/ Terri) in an elimination match at 14:27; Hardcore pinned Edge with a roll up at 6:07 after Scotty 2 Hotty shoved Jeff into Edge; Scotty 2 Hotty pinned Matt with a flying DDT at 6:22; Jeff pinned Scotty with a 450 splash at 10:13 after Christian hit a low blow on Grandmaster Sexay & Scotty 2 Hotty as they attempted a double superplex on Jeff; Grandmaster Sexay pinned Jeff with the Tennessee Jam after Hardcore hit a missile dropkick to block Jeff flying off Christian?s back; Christian pinned Sexay with the reverse DDT at 11:46; Christian pinned Crash with the Unprettier at 13:58; Hardcore pinned Christian by blocking a victory roll
WWF Tag Team Champions the Road Dogg & Billy Gunn defeated Mankind & Al Snow at 13:59 when Gunn pinned Mankind with a spike piledriver after Road Dogg tripped Mankind from the outside
The Big Show (surprise sub. for Steve Austin) defeated WWF World Champion Triple H and the Rock to win the title at 16:15 by pinning Triple H with the chokeslam after Vince McMahon, who was scheduled to be the guest referee but was unable to because he was at the hospital with Austin, came out and hit the champion in the face with the world title belt; Shane McMahon took over as referee mid-way through after referee Earl Hebner was knocked out; Triple H later assaulted Shane and hit the Pedigree when Shane took the title belt away as the champion attempted to use it as a weapon; late in the contest, X-Pac, the Road Dogg, and Billy Gunn came out and attacked both challengers (The Big Show: A Giant’s World)