July 22, 2001 - Cleveland, OHIO - Gund Arena
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    • Two matches added to InVasion PPV
    • 1-Raven vs Regal
    • 2-Gunn,Show,Albert vs Morrus,Kanyon,Stasiak.
    • MATCH: Chavo Guerrero vs Scotty Too Hotty.
      • Chavo picks up the win. (WWF:0-WCW:1)
    • Mick Foley arrives and says he will referee the match between WWF referee Earl Hebner & WCW referee Nick Patrick.


  3. MATCH: Edge & Christian (WWF) vs Mike Awesome & Lance Storm (ECW)
    • Mike Awesome and Lance Storm stood in the ring as the show began.
    • Lance said he wanted to be serious for a minute, and said that tonight would be a defining moment in the history of this business -- but before he could get to them, out came Edge & Christian!
    • E&C focused the attack on Awesome early on -- still angered at Mike's claims that he is the Awesome one.
    • The seven-time Federation Tag Team Champions also focused their attack on Storm -- a fellow Canadian.
    • Storm went to kick Christian in the face, but Edge shoved Christian out of the way and took the kick himself!
    • Awesome then went to powerbomb Edge, but Christian speared Awesome, allowing Edge to pin Awesome for the win!
    • WINNERS: Edge & Christian (WWF:1-WCW:1).

  4. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon, William Regal.
    • Mr. McMahon celebrated E&C's win, and Commissioner Regal came in to tell him that Stone Cold and Debra had arrived.
    • Mr. McMahon said that given Debra's abduction, he wanted to give Austin a little time.
    • The Federation chairman then motivated Regal for his match against Raven.

  5. REF MATCH: Earl Hebner (WWF) vs Nick Patrick (WCW)
    • Mick Foley served as special guest referee for the battle.
    • Patrick was accompanied to the ring by his fellow WCW refs, and Hebner was led down the aisle by his fellow Federation officials.
    • Patrick started the bout by slapping Hebner, and the two quickly went at it.
    • Hebner was knocked outside the ring, where the WCW officials pounded on him, until the Federation officials came to the rescue! As a result, Foley sent the WCW officials back to the locker room!
    • Moments later, Hebner speared Patrick and pinned him to win the bout!
    • After the bout, Patrick talked smack to Foley, and Mick knocked out the WCW official with a right hand!
    • Patrick then got a taste of Mr. Socko!
    • WINNER: Earl Hebner (WWF:2-WCW:1).

  6. BACKSTAGE: Debra, Sara.
    • As Debra went to get some coffee, she was clearly upset about what happened to her on SmackDown!
    • Sara -- the Undertaker's wife -- told Debra that DDP was indeed a psycho.

  7. MATCH: APA (WWF) vs Palumbo & O'Haire (WCW)
    • The WCW Tag Team Champions took on the Federation Tag Team Champions in a battle of two rough-and-tumble teams.
    • Suddenly, Bradshaw hit the Clothesline from Hell on Palumbo, and pinned him to win the bout!
    • WINNERS: APA (WWF:3-WCW:1).

  8. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon, Chris Jericho.
    • Mr. McMahon celebrated another win.
    • Chris Jericho told the owner that WCW never had leadership, but ECW had a disgusting, psychotic leader named Paul Heyman.
    • Y2J warned Vince that Heyman was insane yet intelligent, and he had passed that along to Shane and Stephanie.
    • Vince said that after tonight, Team WCW/ECW would never be the same ever again!

  9. BACKSTAGE: Stephanie, Shane, Kidman, Heyman.
    • Stephanie talked about how much she hated Chris Jericho!
    • Shane calmed her down, and then told Kidman that he needed to take X-Pac out.
    • Kidman said it was under control, but Heyman came in screaming that they were losing, and he told Kidman that it was a must-win bout!
    • He said he would show them why everyone said X-Pac sucks!

  10. MATCH: Kidman (WCW) vs X-Pac (WWF)
    • The WCW Cruiserweight Champion battled the Federation Light Heavyweight Champion in an exciting bout.
    • X-Pac went for the Bronco Buster, but Kidman hit him with a low blow.
    • Kidman then went up top and hit a Shooting Star Press to win the match, and to give WCW its first win of the night!
    • WINNER: Kidman (WWF:3-WCW:2)

  11. BACKSTAGE: Shane, Stephanie, Heyman, DDP.
    • Shane, Stephanie and Heyman were celebrating their first win of the night, when DDP came over to brag about what he had done on SmackDown!
    • Shane told him to stay focused on tonight, and DDP said he was now in Austin's head.

  12. BACKSTAGE: Torrie, Stacy.
    • Torrie and Stacy talked about their Bra and Panties match, and talked some smack about Trish and Lita.

  13. MATCH: Raven (ECW) vs William Regal (WWF)
    • Regal -- a former WCW competitor -- was looking to make Mr. McMahon proud against Raven, who has competed in WCW, ECW and the WWF.
    • The commissioner pounded on the former ECW Champion, and the fight even spilled outside the ring.
    • Suddenly, Tazz ran to the ring and downed Regal with a huge suplex!
    • Raven then hit the Raven effect and pinned Regal to win the bout!
    • WINNER: Raven (WWF:3-WCW:3)

  14. BACKSTAGE: Undertaker, Kane, Vince McMahon.
    • Undertaker & Kane were getting ready for the Inaugural Brawl when Mr. McMahon entered their locker room and said that after losing two in a row, the Federation couldn't afford to lose any more -- especially the Inaugural Brawl.
    • Taker promised that tonight, they would see the best of the Undertaker.

  15. MATCH: Kanyon, Morrus, Stasiak (WCW) vs Big Show, Gunn, Albert (WWF)
    • The WCW stars attacked the WWF guys as the match began, but all three Federation Superstars soon put on a power display, gorilla-pressing all three WCW stars!
    • Albert then hit the Baldobomb, but Morrus and Kanyon broke up the pinfall.
    • Billy Gunn was able to hit a huge Fame-asser on Hugh Morrus, but Kanyon prevented him from making the tag.
    • Stasiak then snuck up from behind and hit Gunn with a reverse DDT, allowing Stasiak to pin Gunn for the win.
    • After the bout, Big Show planted all three men with chokeslams and alley-oops!
    • WINNERS: Stasiak, Morrus, Kanyon (WWF:3-WCW:4).

  16. BACKSTAGE: Shane, Booker T.
    • Shane psyched up WCW Champion Booker T, and told him that WCW/ECW was up 4-3, including Sunday Night HEAT.
    • Booker promised to make his organization proud.

  17. COMMISSIONERS OFFICE: William Regal, Tajiri.
    • Tajiri sulked in Commissioner Regal's office.
    • Regal told Tajiri that tonight was Tajiri's shot. He said Tajiri had to win, for the World Wrestling Federation.

  18. MATCH: Tajiri (WWF) vs Tazz (ECW)
    • A rematch of the main event on very first ECW on TNN show.
    • Tajiri then spit the mist into Tazz's face, kicked him in the face, and pinned him for the win!
    • WINNER: Tajiri (WWF:4-WCW:4).

  19. BACKSTAGE: Hardy Boyz, Rob Van Dam.
    • Matt and Jeff Hardy talked backstage, and Matt told Jeff that he was worried about his brother.
    • Matt told Jeff to finish Rob Van Dam off quick, or else it would be bad.
    • Suddenly, RVD attacked Matt with a steel chair, before Jeff could chase him off!

  20. WWF NEW YORK: Hardcore Holly.
    • Hardcore Holly was signing autographs, when a fan approached him wearing a WCW shirt.
    • Holly snapped, ripping off the fan's T-shirt and throwing him out of the complex!

  21. HARDCORE TITLE MATCH MATCH: Jeff Hardy (WWF) vs Rob Van Dam
    • The fight spilled into the crowd -- which is perfecly legal under Hardcore Title rules.
    • RVD hit a moonsault off a barricade and scored a near-fall.
    • Back at ringside, RVD planted Hardy onto the guardrail and hit a spinning heel kick from the ring apron!
    • With Van Dam on the apron, Jeff jumped out of the ring, onto the floor, and gave Van Dam a monstrous powerbomb!
    • Hardy then got out a ladder and set it up at ringside. Jeff ascended the ladder -- 20 feet in the air -- but Van Dam got into the ring and knocked the ladder over, as Jeff came crashing down!
    • RVD grabbed a chair and went after Jeff, but Jeff hit RVD with the ladder.
    • Hardy then grabbed the chair and nailed Van Dam with it!
    • RVD pounded on Jeff, and delivered another Van Daminator into Hardy's face, as the blood flowed from Hardy's head.
    • But Jeff was able to reverse a moonsault and then hit a DDT, putting Van Dam down.
    • Jeff went up top again and went for the Swanton, but RVD moved.
    • RVD pounded on Jeff with the Hardcore Title, and then hit the Five-Star Frog Splash, to win the Hardcore Championship!
    • WINNER: Rob Van Dam (WWF:4-WCW:5).

  22. BACKSTAGE: Vince McMahon, Kurt Angle.
    • Vince told Kurt that Kurt needed to be in the right frame of mind for the Inaugural Brawl, and to think about the beating he took on SmackDown!, and to think about his American heroics.
    • Kurt said enough of this Americana bulls*** -- it was time to kick some serious ass! Angle said he would do it for his company, his country, and most importantly, for himself!

  23. BRA & PANTIES TAG MATCH: Trish/Lita vs Torrie/Stacy
    • Mick Foley's music filled the arena, and the Hardcore Legend headed to ringside to officiate this very special match-up!
    • Before long, Stacy lost her shirt!
    • Lita then went for Stacy's pants, but couldn't quite get them off.
    • The WCW women double-teamed Lita, and Stacy ripped Lita's shirt off!
    • Lita went up top for a bodypress, but Stacy moved out of the way.
    • Trish & Torrie then got in the ring, and Torrie soon ripped of Trish's shirt.
    • But Trish reversed it and took off Torrie's pants!
    • Lita then hit the Twist of Fate on Torrie, and took off Torrie's shirt -- Torrie was now stripped all the way to her bra and panties!
    • Lita then hit the moonsault on Stacy and helped Trish take off Stacy's pants -- the Federation women won the Bra and Panties match! Lita and Trish walked away from the ring arm in arm.
    • WINNERS: Trish/Lita (WWF:5-WCW:5)

  24. INAUGURAL BRAWL: Team WWF vs Team WCW.
    • Prior to the bout, Shane, Stephanie and Heyman told Team WCW/ECW that it was do or die.
    • In another locker room, Stone Cold promised Vince McMahon that he would whoop some ass -- and that's the bottom line, cuz Stone Cold said so!
    • With Team WWF and Team WCW/ECW tied at five wins apiece, it was time for the Inaugural Brawl -- the match which would determine which side was victorious at the first-ever Invasion!
    • WCW owner Shane McMahon, ECW owner Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley and Paul Heyman entered the arena first
    • Followed by Federation chairman Vince McMahon, who received a huge ovation from the crowd!
    • The teams then made their way to the ring.
    • WCW Champion Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page, Rhyno and the Dudley Boyz made up Team WCW/ECW.
    • Federation Champion Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, Chris Jericho, Undertaker and Kane comprised Team WWF.
    • As the teams made their entrances, the Federation Superstars stood in the ring, while the WCW and ECW stars paced outside the ring -- a clear message from the Federation.
    • Austin was clearly the "old" Rattlesnake, as he tore into Rhyno from the beginning, delivering a superplex in the opening moments of the bout for a near fall!
    • Later in the match, as Vince, Shane, Stephanie and Heyman watched from ringside, the crowd clapped it up for Team WWF.
    • Kurt Angle cleaned house inside the ring, suplexing everything in sight! But your Olympic hero was soon in trouble, as Team WCW/ECW isolated him and pounded him down to the canvas.
    • Taker had seen enough, and he started destroying DDP.
    • All 10 men then wound up battling in the ring, as Rhyno accidentally gored Booker T!
    • Taker chokeslammed DDP, and then signaled for the Last Ride. But referee Charles Robinson told him not to -- so Robinson wound up taking a Last Ride himself!
    • The Dudleys took out a table, but Kane picked up D-Von and choked him through the English announcers' table!
    • Rhyno and Bubba then knocked Kane out, and suplexed him through the Spanish announcers' table! Jericho then flew off the apron and knocked Rhyno through the table the Dudleys had set up!
    • Mr. McMahon grabbed the Federation Championship, and handed the title to Angle. But Shane grabbed the belt and nailed Vince! Angle knocked Shane from the ring, and also knocked Bubba from the ring! Angle hit the Angle slam on Booker, and then put Booker in the ankle lock.
    • Austin recovered suddenly, and attacked Angle!!!!
    • Shockingly, Austin hit the Stunner on Angle, and put Booker on a prone Olympic hero!
    • Thanks to Stone Cold, Booker then pinned Angle to give Team WCW/ECW the win!
    • Shane, Stephanie and Heyman drank beers with the Rattlesnake as Invasion went off the air!
    • (WWF:5-WCW:6)

  25. And that's a wrap..

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