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Shane/WCW invades Vince/WWF!
Here Comes The Money...
by Brad Dykens


  • March 16, 2001 - WCW Nitro: Panama City, FL.
    • Shane McMahon walks out on a live WCW nitro broadcast and announces that he has purchased WCW out from under his fathers nose..

  • May 28, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
    • Lance Storm appears out of no where, interfering in a match between Trish/Blackman vs Terri/Saturn.. Storm superkicks Perry Saturn, allowing Blackman to get the win.. Storm escapes with Shane McMahon in a limo..

  • June 4, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Minniapolis, Minnisoda.
    • Hugh Morrus interferes in a match between Kane vs Christian.. Hugh does a moonsault onto Christian.. And escapes through the crowd.. Shane McMahon is shown in the truck playing WCWs music while Hugh interfered..

  • June 11, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Richmond, Virginia.
    • Shane McMahon sneaks into the arena, and interupts Kurt Angles Medel Ceremony.. Kurt Angle Angleslams Shane off the podium.. Later, Shane sneaks up on Angle and attacks him with an Angleslam of his own.. Shane escapes..

  • June 14, 2001 - WWF Smackdown:
    • Shane McMahon appears with Stacy Keibler, who distracts Rhyno in a Hardcore match causing him to loose the title to Test, a WCW supporter..

  • June 18, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Tampa, Florida.
    • After weeks of mystery, Diamond Dallas Page reveals himself as The Undertaker Wife Stalker.. DDP has his say, before being chased off by Security..

  • June 21, 2001 - WWF Smackdown:
    • Shane McMahon attacks Kurt Angle with a kendo stick and escapes through the crowd.
    • Diamond Dallas Page continues to taunt the Undertaker..

  • June 24, 2001 - WWF King of the Ring:
    • Diamond Dallas Page's confrontaction with the Undertaker ends with DDP escaping through the crowd.
    • Shane McMahon loses his Street Fight with Kurt Angle in a blood bath.
    • Booker T makes a surprise appearance in the main event (Austin vs Jericho vs Benoit), slamming Austin on the announce table.

  • June 25, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Madison Square Garden, New York.
    • During the hardcore match, Mike Awesome appears and Awesomebombs Rhyno, pinning him and taking the Hardcore Title.
    • Diamond Dallas Page attacks the Undertaker and his wife, Sara, on the stage, with a chair.
    • Booker T and Shane McMahon are shown at WWF New York, challenging Steve Austin to come to the the Club. Austin does, but he is tricked, when Shane & Booker show up at the Arena and attack Vince.

  • June 28, 2001 - WWF Smackdown:
    • Linda McMahon challenges Vince McMahon to allow WCW vs WWF matches to happen on Raw/Smackdown and the next PPV.
    • Diamond Dallas Page interfers in Kane's match, causing him to loose the IC title.
    • WCW Tag Team Champions Chuck Palumbo & Sean O'Hiare interfere in the WWF Tag Team Tables Titles Match between the Dudleyz (Champs) and the Hardyz. But were beaten by APA and their troops.
    • Torrie Wilson debuts meeting with Vince McMahon about a possible defection to the WWF.
    • Stone Cold picks another fight with Michael Cole, and Booker T attacked Stone Cold. APA and boys hit the ring, and Booker escaped via the WCW Limo with Shane McMahon.
    • Another dominant night for WCW.

  • July 2, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Tacoma, Washington.
    • Shane McMahon interupts the kickoff and announces that Booker T and Buff Bagwell will wrestle in the main event of RAW.
    • Torrie Wilson is shown throughout the show luring Vince McMahon into a sense of false hope, only to be set up by Linda McMahon in a humilating moment.
    • Diamond Dallas Page attacks Undertaker and goes after Sara, but is stopped by Kane.
    • Arn Anderson & Scott Hudson are your WCW Announcer Team
    • Stacy Keibler is your WCW Ring Announcer
    • Nick Patrick is your WCW Referee.
    • WCW Heavyweight Title Match: Booker T vs Buff Bagwell - The two WCW superstars wrestle until Steve Austin and Kurt Angle attack and beat on Booker T, Buff joins in and they throw Booker out of the arena. Buff celebrates with Austin & Angle, but if also thrown to the curb.
    • The WCW Invasion is not going so well...

  • July 6, 2001 - WWF Smackdown: Tacoma, Washington.
    • WCW Cruiserweight Title Match: Gregory Helms vs Billy Kidman - Kidman wins the WCW Cruiserweight title.
    • Booker T arrives at the building to be mocked by APA and their troops.
    • WCW Heavyweight Title Match: Booker T vs Diamond Dallas Page - Undertaker comes down and distracts DDP, allowing Booker to get the win.
    • Taker chases DDP outside the arena where he is attacked by a mob of WCW wrestlers. Mike Awesome, Buff Bagwell, Chavo Guerrero, Lance Storm, Chris Kanyon, and Shawn Stasiak.
    • Shane McMahon tried to stop the beating, but DDP turns on Shane!
    • Booker T comes to save Shane-O'Mac but is attacked by the WCW guys too.

  • July 9, 2001 - WWF Monday Night Raw: Atlanta, GA.
    • Street Fight: Shane Mcmahon vs DDP - Undertaker comes out and tells Shane that he wants DDP. So she Shane lets him. During the fight, Shane McMahon attacks Taker with a Kendo stick, it was all a trick to lure the Undertaker in.. They beat Taker down, Sara tries to make the save, but gets a Diamond Cutter!
    • WCW Heavyweight Title Match: Booker T vs Kurt Angle - Referee Nick Patrick looks away when Booker is tapping to the Anklelock. WWF Referee Earl Hebner tries to make the count by Nick Patrick pulls him out of the ring. Hebner spears Patrick and they fight. Shane gives the WCW title to Booker, and Booker knocks out Angle. WCW Referee Charles Robinson sneaks in and makes the 3 count!
    • Scott Hudson interviews Stacey Keibler & Torrie Wilson about their Bra & Panties match at InVasion against Lita & Trish.
    • Lance Storm & Mike Awesome vs Kane & Chris Jericho - All hell breaks loose when Tommy Dreamer & Ron Van Dam come out of the crowd and attack Jericho & Kane. Tazz, Raven, Buh Buh, DVon, Rhyno & Justin Credible come out to make the save, but turn around and beats up Kane and Jericho. Paul Heyman enters the ring and grabs the mic. He says for months he has been sitting at the announce table like a corporate sellout talking about WWF vs WCW, but everybody forgot about ECW. He says that they will take on both WWF and WCW! Because this InVasion just went to a whole new LEVEL.
    • Backstage, Vince & Shane agree to team up to fight ECW in the main event, 10 on 10.
    • Sean O'Haire, Chuck Palumbo, Shawn Stasiak, Chris Kanyon & Mark Jindrak join forces with Big Show, Farooq, Bradshaw, Billy Gunn & Bob Holly, but they brawl before ECW can even get to the ring. The 5 WWF guys toss the WCW guys out of the ring.
    • ECW comes through the crowd and enters the ring and takes out the 5 WWF guys.
    • WCW gets in the ring and high fives and hugs the ECW.. WCW & ECW have merged!!
    • Shane explains that he could not compete with Vince's checkbook, but he would outsmark Vince, and that is what he did tonight.
    • Shane says he has just orchestrated the merger of WCW and ECW..
    • Rob Van Dam, Tommy Dreamer, Tazz, Raven, Justin Credible, Bubba Ray Dudley, DVon Dudley, Rhyno, and Paul Heyman are the newest members of Shane McMahon's WCW!
    • Shane introduces the NEW OWNER of ECW.......... STEPHANIE MCMAHON!!!!!!!

  • For further Invasion details, check out the WWF 2001 Results Center, as the Invasion has gotten far too detailed for this column.

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