Episode #1 of Texas Championship Wrestling:
Show opens with Stephanie McMahon walking down to the ring with a large amount of boos from the crowd.
After recent events TCW is left without a heavyweight champion. I have decided that I will hand pick the next champion. And he is none other than...
Big Show comes down to the ring and the crowd erupts in a chorus of boos.
Steph you have clearly made the right decision. I am the perfect man to be not only the champion, but the face of TCW. I look forward to making you and TCW as a whole very proud. I am going to be the most...
Out comes Shane McMahon to a very big crowd reactions.
Not so fast Steph, did you forget that you only own 50% of TCW? You can't just hand pick who our next champion will be. We will be holding a tournament to determine the new heavyweight champion. We will run a series of qualifying matches, and at the PPV at the end of the month we will crown a new TCW heavyweight champion.
Segment ends with Stephanie and Big Show both looking very angry as Shane exits the ring.
Goldberg vs. Job Ber
Goldberg wins the match in 20 seconds after a spear and jackhammer. Cole and Tenay both put over how dominate Goldberg looked. Tenay mentions that Goldberg didn't even break a sweat.
Cole starts to talk about the tournament being held when Paul Bearer comes out to the ring.
TCW has laughed at me for the last time. I am going to destroy each and every person here, and I'm starting with you Ultimate Warrior. I have a surprise for you. You talk about the Warrior nation and all of the fans, well we'll see where they are in a few weeks. TCW as you know it will never be the same.
Cole and Tenay question what Bearer was talking about. Tenay say's he isn't sure, but if he thinks we will find out very soon.
Championship Qualifier Match: Kurt Angle vs. Albert
Albert comes out first to a very quite crowd reactions. The fans that do make a sound mostly boo. Next comes Angle to an enormous pop. Albert starts off the match on the offensive until Angle counters one of his moves and hits three German suplexes in a row. Angle then locks in the ankle-locks and Albert is forced to tap. After the match Angle reaches for a microphone.
I will not rest until I am champion. I will do whatever
it takes to once again have that belt around my waist, oh it's true, it's damn true.
After coming back from commercial Stephanie is seen standing in the ring.
My brother may have made this tournament but I will not let this belt fall in the hands of a delinquent. This is a prestigious title that should not be held by someone like CM Punk. Punk will never be champion, in fact he won't even get a qualifying match.
Steph I get it, I'm the exact type of person you hate. I won't just kiss your ass like Big Slow to get to the top. And unfortunately for you I'm not just going to go away, you're going to have to deal with me for a long time, and on top of that, I'm going to be the next TCW champion.
Never Punk, you will never be...
Steph, Steph, Steph, when are you going to learn? We both own 50% of this company and I have decided that CM Punk will in fact have a qualifying match.
You... you can't do that!
Sorry Steph, looks like you might have to put up with me for a little longer.
Fine you can have your qualifying match, but you won't survive it. You're opponent is Viscera, and the special guest referee will be the Big Show!
Stephanie you can try to stack the odds against me all you want, but in the end I will prove like I always do that I am truly the Best In The World!
Championship Qualifier Match: Batista (with Randy Orton and Gorgeous George vs. Jon Moxley
Batista hits Moxley with a Batista Bomb for the win after Moxley is distracted by George and Orton. After the match Batista, Orton and George enter the ring. George sprays Moxley with some perfume as Orton kicks him out of the ring.
What you see here is the evolution of professional wrestling. You have the greatest wrestling of all time Gorgeous George, the man who put wrestling on the map. You have the animal Batista, an unstoppable monster, and you have me, the apex predator. Evolution is the most dominate force in professional wrestling, and after the PPV at the end of the month we will have championship gold.
Championship Qualifier Match: CM Punk vs. Viscera with Special Guest Referee The Big Show
The match stars with Viscera dominating Punk. Big Show is very bias and is allowing Viscera to get away with a lot. Mid way through the match Viscera swings at Punk, and Punk counters with a kick to the back of the head. Punk starts to get some offense in when Big Show grabs a chair. Big Show swings the chair at Punk but misses and hits Viscera. Punk then kicks the chair into Big Show's face, knocking out Big Show. Punk climbs to the top rope and hits Viscera with an elbow drop. Shan McMahon quickly sprints down to the ring and counts the 1-2-3. Stephanie then comes out from the back and is visibly disgusted. The show ends with Shane raising Punk's hand as Big Show and Stephanie look on angrily from the outside of the ring.