March 28, 1999 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – First Union Center
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler
SUNDAY NIGHT HEAT
3-WAY WWF HARDCORE TITLE MATCH
Hardcore Holly defeated Billy Gunn (c) and Al Snow to capture the WWF Hardcore title!:
WWF TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
Owen Hart & Jeff Jarrett w/Debra defeated Test & D-Lo Brown w/Ivory to retain the WWF Tag Team titles:
Butterbean defeated Bart Gunn by knockout in 27 seconds: The special referee was Vinnie Pazienta | Judges: Kevin Rooney, Chuck Wapner and Gorilla Monsoon… After the match, “The Chicken” came down and got knocked out by “Tazmanian Devil” Vinnie Pazienta..
INTERVIEW: Kevin Kelly interviewed Mankind: Mankind said he did everything Vince McMahon and the Corporation asked of him. Mankind said he tried playing nice with Paul Wight, but now he’s an angry man..
Mankind defeated “Big Show” Paul Wight by DQ to earn the right to referee the main event: Paul Wight got disqualified after bringing a chair into the ring and assulting Mankind with it. Vince McMahon came down and yelled at Paul Wight for messing up and getting disqualified. Vince McMahon said that Paul Wight is a “nobody” so Wight hauled off and knocked McMahon out! The Stooges, Pat Patterson and Gerald Brisco, came down to the ring to help Mr. McMahon..
BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon & The Stooges (Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco). A woozy Vince McMahon asked for his mobile phone so he can call the cops and have Big Show arrested!
4-WAY WWF INTERCONTINENTAL TITLE MATCH
Road Dogg (DX) defeated Ken Shamrock and Val Venis and Goldust to retain the WWF Intercontinental title: Goldust came to the ring with the Blue Meanie and Ryan Shamrock (Ken Shamrock’s sister). Roaddog pinned Goldust, after interference by Meanie & Ryan backfired.
PARKING LOT: The Big Show was shown getting arrested by order of Vince mcMahon and taken away in a police car..
Kane (representing the Corporation) defeated Triple H (representing DX) by Disqualification: Before the match, “The Chicken” attacked Kane, who unmasked him as Pete Rose, and tombstoned him! Chyna eventually made an appearance and turned on Kane, reuniting with Triple H and Degeneration-X!
BACKSTAGE: Kevin Kelly interviewed Vince McMahon.. McMahon said he has a referee shirt in his bags, and names himself the guest referee for the main event!
WWF WOMENS TITLE MATCH
Sable defeated Tori to retain the WWF Women’s title: Even though she was portraying a “fan,” Tori’s wrestling skills were far superior to Sables. Nicole Bass debuted in the WWF, attacking Tori and Gorilla Pressing her while the referee was knocked out..
WWF EUROPEAN TITLE MATCH
Shane McMahon w/Test (of the Corporation) defeated X-Pac (representing DX) to retain the WWF European title: During X-Pac’s entrance, the Stooges (Pat Patterson & Gerald Brisco) attacked him in the isle. Triple H & Chyna came down and turned on X-Pac (and DX) and helped Shane McMahon win the match! Triple H, Test, Chyna and Shane McMahon attacked X-Pac after the match, followed by Billy Gunn & Road Dog. Kane then hit the ring and chased the Corporation members (HHH/Test/Chyna/Shane) away from the ring..
HELL IN A CELL MATCH
The Undertaker defeated The Big Bossman (representing the Corporation): After the match, The Brood (Gangrel, Edge and Christian) were lowered from the ceiling to the top of the cell.. The Brood ripped the roof of the cage open, and dropped a neuce down through to the Undertaker.. The Brood were then pulled back up into the rafters where they came from (impressive stunt). The Undertaker wrapped the nuece around Big Bossman’s neck. Paul Bearer pressed the button at the control board to raise the cage and dramatically HANG Big Bossman.
IN THE RING
Vince McMahon + Shawn Michaels: Jim Ross came out and replaced Michael Cole for the main event of WrestleMania 15. Howard Finkel introduced the special guest referee for the match —- Vince McMahon! Shawn Michaels came out next and gave his “WrestleMania isn’t WrestleMania, without Shawn Michaels” speech. Shawn said that the only person who could appoint a guest referee is the Commissioner. Michaels said that since he is commissioner, he’s going to send Vince to the back. Michaels added that the Corporation was banned from ringside for the main event. Michaels then appoints the new referee — Mike Chioda!
NO HOLDS BARRED WWF TITLE MATCH
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin defeated The Rock (of the Corporation) to win the WWF Heavyweight title!: The fight started quickly and immediately made its way into the crowd and brawled on the WM15 stage. The Rock back-dropped Steve Austin awkwardly onto the lighting fixures (which I hear get REALLY hot). Steve Austin recovered and whipped The Rock into the huge hanging WrestleMania logo fixture, causing it to sway back and forth. Austin set the Rock up on the Spanish Announce Table and drove him through it with an elbow drop (two tries)! The match finally made it into the ring where The Rock managed to hit a Rock Bottom, but only got a 2-count before Austin kicked out! Mike Chioda got knocked out, and referee Tim White came out to replace him. Vince McMahon came down and distracted Steve Austin, so that The Rock could hit a low-blow! McMahon got in the ring and knocked the referee out, and helped Rock stomp Steve Austin! Mankind came down, wearing a white shirt with stripes painted on with a black permanent marker. Mankind kicked (literally) Vince McMahon out of the ring and assumed his position as guest referee – which he earned earlier that night. The Rock hit the Rock Bottom and set up for the people’s elbow, but Austin moved out of the way! The Rock went for another Rock Bottom, but Austin reversed it into the Stone Cold Stunner for the win!!! Stone Cold Steve Austin celebrated with a few beers, including sharing a few with referee Earl Hebner (who really enjoyed it).. Mr. McMahon claimed Steve Austin was holding his belt, so Austin stunned his ASS and dumped beer on him!
WrestleMania 15 is IN THE HISTORY BOOKS!