No Way Out
Sunday, February 23rd in Montreal
MR. MCMAHON GETS HIS WAY; AUSTIN DESTROYS BISCHOFF
The WWE Chairman has said that he did not want Hulk Hogan back in WWE, and he sent that message to the Hulkster loud and clear at No Way Out.
In a devious scheme that could only come from Vince’s mind, The Rock managed to overthrow Hogan for the win in a rematch of their encounter at WrestleMania X-8. But it was hardly a clean victory for the People’s Champion. Hogan appeared ready to get the win after nailing a leg drop on his opponent when the arena suddenly went dark! The lights came on seconds later with the referee laying dazed on the mat with a steel chair nearby! Hogan, completely confused, didn’t know what to do. He caught sight of Vince walking down the entrance way, but failed to see the referee awaken and slide the chair to The Rock! The Great One clobbered Hogan with the chair and rolled him up for the pin! The Rock left Vince to smile and taunt Hogan by tearing away a shirt that read, “Hulkamania sucks!”
As promised, Stone Cold Steve Austin returned to WWE in grand fashion at No Way Out. Stone Cold had no problem dismantling Eric Bischoff. The RAW General Manager’s karate skills were simply no match for the seething Texas Rattlesnake, who clearly toyed with his former WCW boss. Stone Cold knocked Bischoff senseless with three Stunners and delivered a fourth after getting the decisive pinfall.
Triple H managed to uphold his World Heavyweight Championship despite a strong surge from Scott Steiner. Of course, The Game had his Evolution allies Randy Orton, Ric Flair and Batista to back him on his way to victory.
Matt Hardy had to struggle to cut weight, but the move paid off. Matt out dueled Billy Kidman to win the Cruiserweight Championship!
Heading into their match against Team Angle, things were looking bleak for Chris Benoit and Brock Lesnar. Their partner, Edge was found beaten into submission backstage, forcing a 2-on-3 match up. Benoit and Lesnar refused to back down, and got the win after Charlie Haas tapped out to Benoit’s Crippler Crossface!
Chris Jericho def. Jeff Hardy
William Regal & Lance Storm def. Kane & RVD
Matt Hardy def. Billy Kidman for the Cruiserweight Championship
The Undertaker def. the Big Show
Chris Benoit and Brock Lesnar def. Team Angle
Triple H def. Scott Steiner
Stone Cold def. Eric Bischoff
The Rock def. Hulk Hogan