October 15, 2001

Ottawa, Ontario Canada
Announcers: Jim Ross & Paul Heyman

  1. KICKOFF: Commissioner Mick Foley, Trish Stratus.
    • Foley began by saying he came out to set the record straight.
    • Ever since Linda McMahon named him Federation Commissioner, a few of his friends have asked him why he would take a job that fed him a steady diet of pain and misery.
    • He recalled how Mr. McMahon ended his last tenure as Federation Commissioner.
    • The truth was that Foley did not come back for Mr. McMahon, and he did not care where the owner was.
    • He didn't come back for the money or to plug any books (though he did get in a plug for his new book, "Halloween Hijinx").
    • He said that he came back for the fans -- to listen to the fans -- which was why he made the Triple Threat main event match for No Mercy featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and Rob Van Dam.
    • He added that there was no reason to stay home scratching his butt, when he could scratch his butt "right here in Ottawa, Canada."
    • Suddenly, Canada's own Trish Stratus made her return to RAW Trish said that the reason Foley came back was because Trish needed a little Commish and Foley needed some Stratusfaction!
    • She asked, "Who else looks good in lingerie besides Stacy Keibler and Torrie Wilson."
    • When Foley incorrectly answered Pat Patterson, Trish disrobed and showed off her black one-piece!
    • In closing, Foley guaranteed the fans more great Triple Threat matches, more Lingerie matches, and more Stratusfaction, before telling everyone to have a nice day!

  2. ALLIANCE LOCKER ROOM: Stone Cold & The Alliance.
    • Stone Cold said that he knew everyone was concerned with what was going on in his career, and that he was cool with the Triple Threat match at No Mercy.
    • Austin wanted to talk about RAW, and who the Alliance would choose to be his partner in his tag team match later against Kurt Angle and a mystery partner.
    • Austin had Debra pass around paper and pencils so the Alliance members could vote.
    • The Rattlesnake encouraged them to vote for who they really think deserved to team with him.
    • Booker T chimed in by saying it'd be an honor to have Austin team with the five-time WCW Champion, and then the voting began!

  3. BACKSTAGE: APA, Jacky & Nidia - Hurricane Helms/Mighty Molly.
    • The APA welcomed WWF Tough Enough Champion Nidia (accompanied by Jacqueline) to RAW and invited her to join them ringside for their match later that night!
    • Faarooq then saw The Hurricane and Mighty Molly.
    • Hurricane accused the APA of charging citizens for protection, and then he pulled down the APA office with rope tied to the Hurricycle!
    • An angry Bradshaw warned everyone to stand back, because there was an ass-kicking coming though!

  4. HANDICAP MATCH: The Big Show vs The Dudley Boyz w/ Stacy.
    • Right off the bat, D-Von and Bubba Ray attacked the Show, but Show rebounded by tossing both Dudleys out of the ring.
    • The Dudleys recovered to administer a tandem back suplex to Show and soon hit him with the Wassup Drop while Stacy distracted referee Mike Chioda.
    • However, Show came back to suplex both Dudley brothers and chokeslam D-Von!
    • But instead of going for the pin, Show grabbed a table and threw it into the ring!
    • D-Von was all set to taste wood until Bubba Ray nailed Show with the Federation Tag Team Championship belt while Stacy again distracted Chioda.
    • Show was then covered and the Dudleys earned the win.
    • After the match, Tajiri attacked the Dudleys!
    • Bubba Ray and D-Von recovered, however, and the Japanese Buzzsaw was about to experience 3-D through a table, but Tajiri came back.
    • He delivered a roundhouse kick to D-Von and sprayed Bubba Ray with his green mist!
    • That gave Show the opening to put Bubba Ray through the table!

  5. ALLIANCE LOCKER ROOM: Stone Cold & The Alliance.
    • The votes were sealed in a box presented to Austin by Shane McMahon, Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and William Regal.
    • Before everyone left, Debra gave Austin her vote, but when Austin was left alone, he looked at Debra's vote with disdain and threw it on the ground!

  6. IN THE RING: The Alliance.
    • Followed by the Alliance, Stone Cold came to the ring to find out who would be his tag team partner against Kurt Angle and a mystery partner.
    • But first, Stephanie addressed the crowd, saying that she was amazed at how gullible the fans really were.
    • She said that the people cheered like Linda McMahon was the nicest person in the world, but on SmackDown!, Linda ended someone's livelihood -- and took pleasure in it -- by firing William Regal.
    • Steph then said that the Alliance was about warmth, good feelings and positive experiences.
    • Steph's brother, Shane, said that the world was about to witness not a firing, but a hiring.
    • It was his honor and privilege to announce the Alliance's first commissioner, William Regal!
    • Regal said that he was proud to be the new Alliance Commissioner, and he joined the organization because it was the rising force in sports entertainment.
    • Stone Cold then took the mic and thanked Regal for his support, and then said it was time to tally the votes.
    • But first, he welcomed Rob Van Dam to the fray.
    • Kanyon voted for Rob Van Dam.
    • However, Chuck Palumbo, Test, Mike Awesome, Raven, Tommy Dreamer and Billy Kidman all voted for Booker T.
    • So the five-time WCW Champion was voted to tag with Stone Cold Steve Austin!
    • A happy Booker thanked Austin and the Alliance for finally showing him some respect, and told Austin that he was going to be proud teaming with him.
    • Austin then approached RVD, and repeated that he got just one vote.
    • But Austin said RVD truly deserved to be a champion and get a shot at The Rock's WCW Championship!
    • Shane and Stephanie didn't seem to agree, however.
    • Austin explained that if RVD defeated The Rock, he would go into No Mercy as the WCW Champion and defend the title against Chris Jericho.
    • Alliance Commissioner Regal agreed with Austin and ratified the match!
    • Austin then led the fans into an RVD chant and told him that he was behind him, yet Jim Ross speculated that the Rattlesnake was trying to manipulate Van Dam out of No Mercy's main event!

  7. MATCH: APA w/ Jackie & Nidia vs Hurrican/Storm w/ Molly & Ivory.
    • Molly tried standing up to Faarooq, but he tagged in Jackie, who hammered away on the mighty one!
    • Bradshaw then proceeded to clean house, and caught Hurricane and hit him with a fall-away slam.
    • Hurricane then attempted a clothesline, but Bradshaw hit his clothesline from hell to pin the superhero!

  8. BACKSTAGE: RVD, Billy Kidman, Tazz.
    • Rob Van Dam was getting taped up for his WCW Championship match against The Rock when Billy Kidman told RVD that everyone really voted for RVD to team with Austin.
    • Tazz told Kidman that he should show Austin a little more respect.
    • Kidman sarcastically asked Tazz if he would run and tattle on him.
    • Tazz then challenged Kidman to a match!

  9. INTERVIEW: Jonathan Coachman & Kurt Angle - The Undertaker.
    • The Coach asked Kurt Angle if he found himself a partner.
    • Angle said that he was weighing his options when the Undertaker chimed in and said that his partner was already chosen!
    • So the main event became Austin and Booker T against Angle and the Undertaker!

  10. INTERVIEW: Michael Cole & Chris Jericho - The Rock.
    • Michael Cole then asked Chris Jericho who he'd rather face at No Mercy.
    • Jericho said that in order to win the big one, he'd have to beat the Great One, so he hoped The Rock would win.
    • Jericho added that he knew he could beat The Rock.
    • Rock then interrupted, and said Y2J could never help The Rock.
    • The People's Champion added that he knows he could beat Jericho.
    • Rock told Jericho twice to stay out of The Rock's way.
    • Jericho said that this was getting good!

  11. WCW TITLE MATCH: The Rock vs Rob Van Dam.
    • Jericho joined J.R. and Paul Heyman at the announce table for Rock's WCW Title defense against Rob Van Dam.
    • Y2J explained he was there to see first-hand who he would face at No Mercy.
    • Jericho concurred with J.R. that RVD can be easily manipulated, which first Stephanie and now Austin was up to.
    • Preceded by Van Dam, The Rock entered the ring.
    • Van Dam took the fight to the outside, but Rock fought back with a right hand and rammed Van Dam's head on the announce table.
    • Van Dam, though, returned the favor, threw Rock back into the ring and landed a kick off the top rope directly on Rock's chest.
    • RVD continued to hammer away with his unorthodox offense until he missed a split-legged moonsault.
    • Rock scored with a flying forearm, ducked a roundhouse and nearly pinned RVD after a DDT.
    • RVD then blocked a Rock Bottom attempt before being caught in a spinebuster.
    • Moments later, Van Dam's attempt at Rolling Thunder was blocked by The Rock, who threw Van Dam outside the ring and repeatedly rammed his head on the announce table.
    • Van Dam recovered and went for a chair, risking disqualification.
    • But in the ring, Rhyno interfered and hit Rock with the Gore!
    • Van Dam then went for the Five Star Frog Splash, but Jericho pushed him off the top rope to force the disqualification, explaining that the outcome of the match was his business.
    • RVD and Rhyno then beat up The Rock, but this time Y2J did not interfere, explaining that he respected Rock's wishes to stay out of his business!
    • It took three officials to save The Rock, but not before RVD nailed Rolling Thunder!

  12. BACKSTAGE: Stephanie & Rhyno.
    • An angry Stephanie told Rhyno how upset she was that Chris Jericho foiled her efforts and that Rob Van Dam is still going after the Federation Championship, while Y2J still had his shot at the WCW Title at No Mercy!
    • She added that not only was she mad, but that Austin was also angry.
    • She told Rhyno that his job was to beat Jericho and end his career!
    • Rhyno assured her that Jericho would not make it to No Mercy.
    • After he walked away, Stephanie said that he'd better be sure!

  13. MATCH: Tazz vs Billy Kidman.
    • The Red Hook native had the size and strength advantage, but Kidman utilized his quickness gave him an early advantage, and quickly scored the upset after a face slam!

  14. MATCH: Rhyno vs Chris Jericho.
    • With his mission clear, WCW U.S. Champion Rhyno went one-on-one with Chris Jericho.
    • An intense, physical battle was controlled by the man-beast until he missed a splash.
    • Jericho quickened the pace with a couple of takedowns until Rhyno caught him with a belly-to-belly suplex.
    • But Jericho cradled Rhyno by the leg and locked him in the Walls of Jericho.
    • However, Mike Awesome and Raven attacked Jericho by orders of Stephanie!
    • But in came The Rock, who cleared the ring of the Alliance members before Rock Bottoming Jericho!

  15. WWF NEW YORK: Diamond Dallas Page.
    • Diamond Dallas Page announced that D-D-P was in N-Y-C, and that was a good thing, because the alternative would be to be stuck in Canada.
    • He then said that like audience in New York, the Canadians were a terrible audience, and he wasn't going to let their negative energy affect his positivity!

  16. MATCH: Edge vs XPac.
    • X-Pac had Edge set up for the Bronco Buster, but his showboating cost him when Edge nailed him with a spear.
    • After several near falls, Edge blocked the X-Factor and hit his Impaler to earn the win six days before his Ladder match against Christian at No Mercy!
    • J.R. then left his announce position to whisper something to Edge, which caused Edge to suddenly run backstage.

  17. BACKSTAGE: Edge - Christian... Hugh Morrus & Chuck Palumbo.
    • When RAW returned from a break, Edge found Christian and told him that the police called to say that their mom was in an accident.
    • Christian asked why he wasn't told first, but Edge explained that it didn't matter.
    • Suddenly, Hugh Morrus and Chuck Palumbo asked Edge where he was going.
    • It turned out to be a set up as Christian, Morrus and Palumbo attacked Edge.
    • Christian told Edge there indeed was an accident -- when their mother gave birth to Edge 27 years ago!

  18. RINGSIDE: Paul Heyman.
    • Paul Heyman then proudly announced that despite the fact that the man was mearly a Canadian, he wanted to be the first man to inform everyone that there was a new member of the Alliance -- Christian!

  19. BACKSTAGE: Undertaker & Kurt Angle.
    • The Undertaker impaitently waited for Kurt Angle outside his locker room.
    • Angle finally emerged wearing a stars-and-stripes bandana and sunglasses!
    • Taker asked if Kurt was going to take the stuff off before entering the arena.

  20. THE MAIN EVENT: Undertaker/Kurt Angle vs Stone Cold/Booker T.
    • Taker and Angle immediately went to work on Austin and Booker on the outside.
    • Once back in the ring, Booker got caught in an Angle belly-to-belly suplex, and Undertaker unloaded until Booker met him with an elbow.
    • When Austin tried to show up the Dead Man, Taker grabbed him by the throat, but was double teamed by Austin and Booker.
    • Booker floored Taker with a scissors kick, but was met with a Taker clothesline following a Spinneroonie.
    • Angle then went to work on the Bookerman until Booker sidestepped Angle to force the Olympian to the outside, where he was pummeled by the Rattlesnake.
    • After a series of chops, Austin was caught in an Angle sleeper, but escaped with a jaw breaker.
    • When Austin went for the Stunner, Angle locked him in the Ankle Lock, but Booker saved Austin.
    • Angle also refuted a second Austin attempt before they simultaneously clotheslined each other to the canvas.
    • Angle was able to tag in the Undertaker, who hit everything in sight.
    • When he threw Booker in the corner, the five-time WCW Champion crashed into referee Tim White.
    • Taker nailed Austin with a clothesline that sent him out of the ring, and set up Booker for the Last Ride.
    • But Test suddenly appeared and chop-blocked Taker's leg.
    • Angle fought off Test and Booker until he was leveled with a big boot.
    • Test and Booker double teamed the Undertaker, but Kane made the save and he fought Test through the crowd, and Taker and Booker soon followed.
    • Back in the ring, Austin hit Angle with the Federation Championship.
    • WCW referee Charles Robinson came in to make the count, but Angle kicked out, and Austin assaulted his own referee!
    • Austin got a low blow in and Rob Van Dam came out to hit Angle with a Five-Star Frog Splash!
    • Austin covered Angle, and Alliance referee Nick Patrick appeared to to administer count Angle out and give the win to Austin.
    • The Rattlesnake stared in amazement at RVD as RAW went off the air!

  21. RAW goes off the air...
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