A Very American Coup By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor-in-Chief...
The Rock Takes Booker T’s Title
COMING DOWN THE AISLE
The Rock made his return to pay-per-view, and when he entered the ring on pay television for the first time since WrestleMania, he was fighting for the WCW Championship for the first time in his career. As the match got underway, Booker T took it to Rocky as fast as he could. Knowing The Rock would be coming out with guns blazing, Booker T knew he had to pull out all the stops. With Shane McMahon watching on from ringside, Booker did his best to impress his boss.
The match made its way outside the ring, where The Rock nailed Booker with a low-blow. Booker eventually returned to his feet and tossed Rock over the ring barrier. As WCW owner Shane McMahon urged Booker to finish Rocky off, Booker started pounding Rock into the concrete arena floor.
Booker started dismantling the announce table as J.R. demanded that he get him in the ring and actually wrestle the man. As The Rock tried to get to his feet, Booker tossed him headfirst into the ring post.
Booker then pulled the challenger into the ring and took a moment to catch his breath, which also allowed Rock to catch his breath. The Great One attempted to throw a few punches at Booker, but Booker T countered, knocking The Rock right off his feet.
Rocky got back up and nailed Booker with a DDT, but Booker was able to kick out of the manuver. Outside the ring, Shane McMahon grabbed the WCW Championship. With the referee looking the other way, Shane nailed Rock with the belt!
Just then, the APA ran out to the ring and chased Shane down. The WCW Owner ran right into a Clothesline from Hell from Bradshaw and was out cold on the floor!
In the ring, Booker hit Rock with a Book End, and slowly made a cover, which allowed The Rock enough time to kick out of the attempted pin. The Rock got to his feet and nailed Booker with a spinebuster, and the crowd got on its feet as Rock nailed Booker with the People’s Elbow! After going for the pin, Shane McMahon entered the ring and interrupted the count! Rock chased down Shane outside the ring and nailed him with a Rock Bottom!
When Rock got back in the ring, Booker T took him down and nailed him with the Scissors Kick! After doing the Spinerooni, Rock stood up and hit Booker with the Rock Bottom!
Rock made the cover and scored the win to become the new WCW Champion!