.:.:[ Disclaimer ]:.:. Uh, it's simple really. It's a roleplay. It's not reality. Don't take it personally, and layout is a variation of a layout by the handler of Jeff Jarrett. To those who actually intend to read these, rather than scroll through it just to see how long it is, sit back in your padded chairs, grab your potato chips, chocolates, licorice, donuts and diet pepsi, adjust your coke bottle lenses and enjoy! C'mon BABY ... ARE YOU READY?
.:.:[ Segment Title ]:.:. Show Stealer... MEET THE SHOWSTOPPA!
.:.:[ People Used ]:.:.
HBK, Michael Cole,
Jim Ross, Paul Heyman
.:.:[ Foreword Scene ]:.:. The World Wrestling Federation has been through numerous changes, some for the worse, most for the better, and there's quite a bit of changes that can be viewed as both for the better, and for the worse, depending on the person's perspective. From the perspective of The Heartbreak Kid, the direction of the World Wrestling Federation has taken has been a bad one... Until now. Mainly because the one man who sits a top the World Wrestling Federation is a mere boy, who has yet to be tested. The Heartbreak Kid feels that he can provide the very test Jeff Hardy needs, and then some, proving far more than the boy can handle. As highlights from Shawn's past, are intertwined with highlights from Jeff Hardy's Title Reign are shown on screen, while "Sexy Boy" plays low in the background. Shawn Michaels' voice is heard over all, as he sets the tone for the rest of this segment, with his version of the foreword...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. It's time once again, FOLKS! The Heartbreak Kid is back in the saddle, and back for another run in the WWF! Oh, and hell, look at what he's drawn for a first match. Who said ole' HBK wasn't the best damn thing to ever happen to the wrestlin' world, when in his first match back, he's wrestlin' for the World Wrestling Federation Title AND the Intercontinental Title, in the main event of Judgment Day! It's just too damn good to be true, but guess what, IT IS! That's not the beauty of it, though... Oh no... He's the icing on the cake. Guess who I'm facing for the World Title... Damn right! I'm facing Jeff Hardy! Jeff Hardy?! Yeah, that's right, I'm talking about the same Jeff Hardy who has yet to TRULY defend that title around his waist. The same Jeff Hardy who won the World Title when the competition here in the WWF was at an all time LOW! Well now, BOY, there's a new Sherriff in town, and the WWF ain't big enough for the both of us... Guess who's about ready to be knocked off the his high horse, and back where he belongs at the BOTTOM if the WWF! That's right, your World Champion Jeff Hardy... You have my thoughts on the upcoming World Title match at Judgment Day, and we ALL know that The Heartbreak Kid speaks truth. So when he tells you that...
Heartbreak Kid is the best damn wrestler in the WORLD!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The scene opens in the city in which the past Raw Is War took place. The camera takes a "sky cam" shot of the city. The camera now takes his backstage during the main event of Raw Is War. At this time, Mick Foley, Jeff Hardy, Triple H, and Matt Hardy have all taken their place in the ring. The camera gets a shot of the arena doors, as it opens with a mob of women walking through, filled with excitement. Michael Cole can be seen in the background, looking on as about four attractive women walk through the door. He runs his fingers through his hair, then runs his thumbs along his top lip. Michael is seen here, get this, wearing high watered Khaki's, with a black shirt. He begins to smile, with the "I'm going to get laid tonight!" look oh his face, as he says...
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. Alright, Big Cole... Alright. It's time, Michael Cole. You're the man. You can do it. I mean, who's better looking that you. Look at your hair... The girls have to love it. You spent soo long at that beauty salon, I mean-
With the girls, The Heartbreak Kid steps through the door, wearing a blue jean shirt without sleeves, and blue jeans, with a cowboy hat on. He has a large bag which sways back and forth at his knees, and is supported by the strap on his shoulder. The girls are jumping all around him, smiling, and laughing, as Shawn, cool, calm, and collective as usual, simply smiles, and cracks a few jokes. Michael Cole, meanwhile, looks like he's just lost a puppy. He's holding his head, down, mumbling to himself, until his eyes light up, as he says to himself...
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. WAIT A SECOND! Am I crazy?! That's The Heartbreak Kid, over there. We haven't seen him in the World Wrestling Federation in... in... WOW!
Michael Cole walks straight for Shawn, who's standing in front of the now closed door, with about twelve women standing before him. Michael Cole, tries to push through, until one of the girls turns around, and smacks him in the face. Michaels points and laughs at him, then gets back to the ladies.
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Girls, girls, girls. I'm lovin' the welcome. I haven't even announced my return to wrestling, and I already have the chicks diggin' me! Am I that good, ladies?
.:.:[ Hot Girl #1 ]:.:. I'll say, Shawn! We ALL love you sooo much.
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Well, The Heartbreak Kid loves ya'll! [ Shawn looks over the girls in their skimpy clothing, smiles, and says... ] More than you know...
.:.:[ Hot Girl #2 ]:.:. Well Shawn, do you think you really have enough love for us all?
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Well, babe, The Heartbreak Kid has enough love for every girl, this side of the World, and a few million in Europe! So ladies, what I can ole' HBK do for ya'?
.:.:[ Hot Girl #1 ]:.:. I think the question is what we can do for you, Sexy Boy. Like... Let's say... I wanna to have your child, Shawn!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The girls scream and begin to talk amongst themselves after the girl standing closest to Shawn said that. Shawn simply smiles, as he sees a group of younger girls walking up behind the pack of groupies that have surrounded him. They're about sixteen years of age, walking in a pack of about six. They push through the gathered crowd around Shawn, until they reach the front, right before Shawn. Their leader, a short blonde girl, pulls out a Jeff Hardy photo from her purse. She waves it in Shawn's face. Shawn looks a little confused, as the girls come off hostile. Michael Cole simply watches from behind.
.:.:[ Little Girl #1 ]:.:. Sexy Boy? We don't think so. Matter of fact, we think this guy here, [ She points to the picture with her free hand. ] Is far better looking than YOU!
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Okay, kids... Obviously you haven't reached your full potential as a woman, 'cause if you had, there's NO WAY, you'd think this kid looks better than The Heartbreak Kid! If that's not the case, then get some glasses, girls, cause you're obviously blind as a BAT!
.:.:[ Little Girl #1 ]:.:. Kid? He happens to be the World Champion!
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Wait a second... Who is this?
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The girls gasp, as Shawn looks at them quite confused.
.:.:[ Little Girl #2 ]:.:. What?! That's Jeff Hardy! JEFF HARDY!
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Oh, then that explains it! [ Feel the sarcasm. ] No really, this is the World Champion?
.:.:[ Little Girl #3 ]:.:. He happens to be wrestling as we speak! Look over there!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The girl points to the corner of the hallway, which isn't too far away. Shawn wraps his arms around two of the groupies who he was talking to, prior to this confrontation, and walks over to the monitor, as he's given a path by the rest of the girls around him. Michael Cole walks in front of him, asking for an interview. Shawn places his hand on Cole face, then pushes him out of the way, without looking at him. All his attention is on the screen, as he watches the tag team match currently taking place on Raw.
.:.:[ Monitor Scene ]:.:. ... Triple H nails Jeff with a knee to the midsection while he's pointing at Matt. Now he hits him with a double axe handle, and Jeff is already in trouble in the early goings! Triple H is stomping away at Jeff as Mick and Matt look on! Jeff starts to come to his feet and hits Triple H with an elbow to the abdominal!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn looks on with a arm rested on his other arm, with his thumb and index finger parted supporting his chin, as he watches Jeff Hardy get dominated in the ring. Shawn shakes his head, as the girls in support of Jeff shake their head in shame. Some are even covering their eyes with their hands.
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. This is the World Champion?! This is a joke, right?
.:.:[ Little Girl #2 ]:.:. I know he doesn't look great here, but he won't fight Triple H, because he wants to fight that mean brother of his. His brother his the Intercontinental Champion, you know?
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. This is like a REALLY bad dream. That title should be in the hands of someone who deserves it. Someone who is REALLY World Title quality. Hey, this kid, just ain't it! You know, now that I think about it, I heard about this fluke champion from some friends of mine. I didn't think it was true. I figured the WWF for better, girls... I guess I was wrong. DEAD wrong. Make note of it, 'cause The Heartbreak Kid is rarely wrong. I even heard this kid has yet to defend his title, yet. Is that true, too?
.:.:[ Little Girl #2 ]:.:. Well... He brother kept on interfering in his matches, so... So he couldn't win the match cleanly, but he won by disqualification.
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. [ Shawn laughs. ] And this has happened, TWICE?! [ The girls nod, with a look of shame on their faces. Shawn howls in laughter. ] You gotta be kiddin' me! Let me get this all straight, girls. We're looking at a World Champion, who has yet to defend his title without the aid of his brother, or cleanly for that matter. Not to mention, the World Wrestling Federation has just signed some of the best talent out there, right now, in The Rock, Stone Cold, and The Heartbreak Kid, who leads the pack of new recruits. Yeah, this kid is a fluke champion. He hasn't run into any REAL challenge, and when he has, he's gotten by with help from his brother. Look, I know I just entered the federation, but the WWF needs a true champion. Who better than HBK?
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The girls look a bit disappointed, as they hang their heads, and leave. Shawn remains at the monitor, shakes his head, and releases himself from the girls he locked arms with. He blows them kisses, but one of the girls grabs him, and plants a huge kiss on him. After a few seconds, Shawn smiles, showing the pearly whites, as the girl places his fingers on his lips, and then runs back through the doors with her friends, as they swarm her, giggling and screaming enthusiastically. Now all that remains in the hallway are Michael Cole and The Heartbreak Kid. Shawn lifts his head, and heads down the hallway. Cole runs behind him, and requests the interview. Shawn says...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. You got it, Michael Cole. Be glad I'm in a good mood, 'cause under normal circumstances, I wouldn't be so willing...
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. Well, let me begin by saying it's truly an honor to have you back in the World Wrestling Federation! The WWF has just signed superstars like The Rock, Triple H, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and others that will definitely put people in the seats at the arenas. But you stand out in the bunch, Shawn Michaels. You had a thought-to-be career ending injury which sidelined you in your prime, cutting short a career that has been considered to be the best in the history of the business. [ Shawn begins to look around as if hearing something. ] Well, Shawn- What's wrong?
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Did somebody leave a vacuum cleaner on?
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. I don't know... Why?
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Well... I'm hearing a loud SUCKING noise, Michael Cole. Get one with the interview! [ Shawn slaps Cole on the back of the head. ]
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. Sorry... Well Shawn, a lot has changed in the WWF since you've been gone. I see you got a look out our World Champion "Show Stealer", who-
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Show Stealer? [ Michael Cole shakes his head. ] I- Nevermind, I'll save that for another time. Michael Cole, I look around at the World Wrestling Federation, and I see a crying shame. We have a joke as the World Champion, a chump as the Intercontinental Champion. Look, I'm excited about being here, Mikey, but there's no time to sit back and watch. I have to jump in that ring, and get a World Title shot or something, AND FAST, before Jeff Hardy runs the respectability of that title into the ground! The Heartbreak Kid is a leader, and always will be. I want, no I need to LEAD this federation. Nobody does it better than The Heartbreak Kid. Nobody has the gift, Cole, except ole' HBK, and he's gotta use it! Nobody wants to see The Show Stealer as champion, because we're all thinking the same thing. He doesn't deserve it. I'm gonna put everyone's mind at ease pretty soon, when I take that title from around his scrawny little waist.
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. They continue down the hall.
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. So that's what you have planned for-
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Michael Cole, what The Heartbreak Kid has planned to do, is simple this... WIN the World Title. I need the World Title. I'm coming back to this sport after years out of action. Now, I'm BACK, and possibly better than ever! But I'm not a fool, so don't mistake me for one. I'm aware that every other man on the roster questions whether or not I'm the same HBK that used to kick ass, when they were wrestling in dark matches, trying to find their break in sports entertainment. They doubt I'm the same HBK that accomplished so damn much before the injury. Then there's other who have actually put it in their heads that I'm past my time, or a shell of my former self. This is a COSTLY mistake on their part, because I assure, Cole, I am THAT SAME DAMN HBK! There will always be doubters, but the thing is, their vocal when they're right. When they know their right, [ Shawn laughs. ] they will rip you apart! Well, I'm gonna prove 'em wrong, by being the first World Champion in the World Wrestling Federation, and of course, the BEST! In my first match, whatever it may be, I'll send a message... That The Heartbreak Kid CANNOT be intimidated! He intimidates! When people heard they're facing The Showstoppa, they worried and feared, 'cause they knew that I was a man who can humiliate them time and time again in the ring. They know that when they step into the ring with The Kid, a previously blemish-less win loss record is goin' up in smoke! That's the way I was viewed before my leaving the sport. That STILL stands! I don't lose! I can't lose! Triple H, Rocky, Taker, hell, anybody... BRING IT ON! Realize that I am the best damn wrestler in this place, and the world for that matter, and respect me for it! Michael Cole, you wanna know what I have planned to accomplish in this federation? Well, I plan to be better than I EVER was, AND DOMINATE the wrestling world, like I dominated before I left!
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. I see...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. See this! [ Shawn smacks him in the back of his head. ] KNOW IT! It's the truth, and nothing but the truth Cole. And to be honest, my road to the World Title may very well be easier than EVER before!
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. I know.
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Good, you're already catchin' on.
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. No Shawn, I mean, you have a shot at the World Title at Judgment Day!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn turns to Cole, looking confused as ever, as both stop in their tracks. Michael Cole removes an ear piece from his ear, then smiles at Shawn, and says...
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. Matt Hardy has just been nearly killed... You're his replacement at Judgment Day!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn lifts Cole off his feet, and says...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Are you screwing with me, Cole?! 'Cause if you are!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. At that very moment, Matt Hardy passes them both in the hallway, laying motionless in a gurney, as paramedics push him swiftly down the hall. Shawn places Michael Cole back on his feet. A huge smile comes over his face...
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. I must say, this is surprising...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. [ Shawn smacks Cole in the back of the head. ] THINK! Maybe in my time away from wrestling, you have forgotten just who the hell I am. Michael Jordan has retired from the game of basketball. He is the greatest player to ever grace us with his presence on the court, like I'm the greatest wrestler to ever grace us with my presence in the ring. Michael Jordan has already passed the torch. And so did I. Michael passed the torch to not one dominant player, but to Kobe Bryant, Vince Carter, and Allen Iverson. I passed the torch to Stone Cold Steve Austin, Triple H, and The Rock. Here's where I'm set apart from Jordan. I've comeback to reclaim that torch. I have come back to show the wrestling world that ole' HBK still has some gas in the tank. In my absence, wrestling is no more. It has now turned into a bunch of crap. Just look at the World Champ. There's not a man in the business right now that can put on a show like The Heartbreak Kid. I have the gift, people, nobody does it better. Now I can talk and talk and talk, but the question lingering in your mind, "Can he return to his former self?", will not be answered. It won't be answered until I show you just how damn good I am. It won't be answered until you realize that The Heartbreak Kid is still the Showstoppa, The Main Event, The Icon of Sports Entertainment, and that a guy like The Rock or Kane can't hold a candle to my greatness. Like it or not, The Heartbreak Kid is back in the saddle, large and in charge, and there's not a damn thing you can do about! The WWF suits no what they're doin' Cole. They haven't forgotten! That's why in my FIRST match back in wrestling, I have a shot at the richest title in the business!
.:.:[ Michael Cole ]:.:. Shawn, I-
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Save it, Cole! I have a crowd to address... A little boy to DISMISS! I'm OUTTA HERE!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn looks at Cole, then walks away, with his bag across his shoulder. The camera takes a glimpse at a nearby monitor, which shows that the show is coming to an end, and all involved in the main event have left. The scene re-opens at the end of Raw Is War! It was an incredible night. One to be remembered. At this point, the ring has been cleared. Fans are on their way out of the building, as the cameras take us ringside to Jim Ross and Paul Heyman. Each of them are beginning to pack up. They're putting away their head gear, their chairs, and other various things while they carry on a conversation.
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. What an incredible night we just had! Paul, I am very excited about the direction this federation is headed in. There aren't enough words to express how this night ended. Did you see that fall Matt took?! Incredible. Jeff Hardy finally got revenge on his crazed brother. Then there was Mick Foley and Triple H, and there rekindling of their heated feud. And finally, the great return of The People's Champion The Rock! And that was just the end, Paul!
.:.:[ Paul Heyman ]:.:. JR, I have to agree with you. This was an incredible night. It leads the doors open for some top notch entertainment in the future. I just can't wait until I get into the fun! You know, it was one of those nights you just don't want to end. I was loving every minute of it. It was truly a great night.
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. Well Paul, Judgment Day is right around the corner, so if the WWF could put on a show like this on Raw... Who knows that to expect for the Pay-Per-View this weekend! You know Paul- Wait. What?
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Jim Ross places his hand over his ear, and begins to listen.
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. Are you serious?!
.:.:[ Paul Heyman ]:.:. What?
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. You're joking, right? When was this decided?
.:.:[ Paul Heyman ]:.:. What?!
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. And he's on his way, at this time?
.:.:[ Paul Heyman ]:.:. WHO?!
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. [ Jim Ross turns to Paul Heyman. ] The Heartbreak Kid is back in the WWF, and he's coming this way!
.:.:[ Paul Heyman ]:.:. WHAT?!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. With that word, those quite familiar drums accompanied with the screams of women are heard throughout the arena. The exiting crowd stops in their tracks and look to the entrance, screaming at the top of their lungs, knowing who's about to make an appearance, while "Sexy Boy" plays throughout the arena. The crowd noise is through the roof for HBK! Out steps The Heartbreak Kid from behind the curtain, dancing a bit to the tune of his theme music. The crowd begins to make their way back to the seats, screaming as they do it, for The Heartbreak Kid. Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler are setting up shop once again, with enthusiasm for in the anticipation of hearing what Shawn has to say. Shawn makes his way in usual fashion, dancing and playing to the crowd with a smile on his face, loving every minute of it. Shawn dances down the ring, until making it to the ring. He hops up on the apron, and swings his hips while grasping the ropes. He then steps through the ropes, and begins to twirl in circles in the ring, as the lights dim, with 'HBK' spotlights on the ring. After spinning with his arms out, and finds his place in the center of the ring, and poses for the crowd. Not flexing, obviously because with a sports coat on, there's no muscle to show. Pyro shoots to the rafters behind him, and the fans are still loving every minute of it! Shortly after this, the lights are restored. Shawn grabs the microphone, looks to the crowd and says...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. NOW CUT MY MUSIC!!
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. This should be interesting, Paul. Shawn I have just been given word that Shawn Michaels will receive a shot at the World Title, in the place of Matt Hardy!
.:.:[ Paul Heyman ]:.:. Interesting?! This is going to be... Yeah, it's gonna be interesting.
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The music comes to a stop, and so crowd noise volume is lowered. All are anticipation for what Shawn has to say.
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. Guess who's BACK, boys and girls! Well it sure as hell ain't the Easter Bunny! The Sheriff is back in town, and you can bet your ass he's about to be LARGE AND IN CHARGE! [ The crowd hits the roof in cheer. ] That's right, folks! Ole' HBK just arrived on the scene after signing with the World Wrestling Federation for another shot at the title. This is a good story, so listen up... I arrive on the scene, diggin' chicks like the old days, before I EVEN hit the door. I do a little flirtin' like only The Heartbreak Kid can. [ The girls scream. Shawn smiles. ] Anyway, after watching tonight's main event, I had a word with Mike Cole in the back, and boy did he have some great news to share with The Heartbreak Kid! You all saw how Matt Hardy bit the dust, tonight. Well, it turns out he was scheduled to face his brother at Judgment Day, with both the World Title and Intercontinental Title on the line! Wow, what a show that would have been. [ Feel the sarcasm. ] Notice I said would have... With Matt Hardy on the shelf, the WWF needed a replacement! So I ask you... If ya' need a guy to, oh, fill in a main event on short notice, and pull off one hell of a show... WHO YA GONNA CALL?! You're gonna call THE MAIN EVENT! You're gonna call THE SHOWSTOPPA! You're gonna call THE ICON OF SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT! You're gonna call The Heartbreak Kid, SHAWN MICHAELS, to do what he ALWAYS does, and that's put on one hell of a show, and look good doin' it! [ The fans hit the roof in cheer. Shawn waits for the crowd noise to die down... ] I see you're all excited, hell, I am too! WHY?! Because when the World Wrestling Federation needed a replacement for Judgment Day, to face Jeff Hardy for the World and Intercontinental Titles, they called The Heartbreak Kid!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The crowd hits the roof in cheer, as Shawn holds his hands in the air, with a smile on his face. He lowers his hands, and waits for the crowd to die down a bit.
.:.:[ Shane McMahon ]:.:. It's official! HBK is BACK, and he's going for the top prize in the business!
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. You know... After all this time, I STILL have yet to get tired of hearing the sound of my boot smackin' hard against the side of somebody's FACE! And I can't wait to feel it AGAIN! When do I get my chance? Sunday Night, in the main event of Judgment Day... And who's the lucky guy who gonna dance to Sweet Chin Music at Judgment Day?! You guessed it, Jeff "The Show Stealer" Hardy! [ Mixed reaction from the crowd. ] Show Stealer? Where did this come from? Well, to be honest with ya', HBK doesn't give a damn what his name is, but now that I think about it... You KNOW what they call me. You KNOW my track record. You KNOW that I'm the Showstoppa, and in my career, I've proved over and over again, why I AM The Showstoppa! What about Jeff? Show Stealer? Well, you know what. He has something there. In ever match he's been in since winning that title, he's STOLE that championship from right under the noses of true competition! Kurt Angle? His brother was there to see to it he didn't lose the title. The Undertaker? The Taker dominated, until big brother interfered, sparring his ass from a loss, and more importantly, losin' that title. Yeah, you damn right, I don't know about the 'show', but he sure as hell is a 'stealer', and that's something The Heartbreak Kid is gonna put an end to, personally at Judgment Day! When I hit that ring, it all begins, or maybe I should say, it all returns. The screaming fans, the sweat of a nervous opponent striking the canvas as he looks over at me from the other side of the ring, and Shawn Michaels pleasing the crowd as only he can to best. The adrenaline rush that I get from that returns. That right foot gets a tappin' just waiting to be smashed into a jaw. Guess who's jaw it's gunnin' for Jeff. Yeah, baby! It's comin' for yours! Jeff Hardy, boy, it's the inevitable! The Heartbreak Kid WILL be the new World Champion after our match at Judgment Day!
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. The crowd cheers.
.:.:[ Shane McMahon ]:.:. Shawn Michaels doesn't sugar coat a thang!
.:.:[ Jim Ross ]:.:. What?
.:.:[ Scene ]:.:. Shawn takes off his hat, then runs his fingers through his hair, and replaces his hat on his head...
.:.:[ Shawn Michaels ]:.:. And after it's all said and done, and I feed the crowd a little of that swagger that makes me the Sexy Boy, you'll lay there, forgotten by me, 'cause after I beat you to advance, you mean nothing to me. You'll lay there, look up at the rafters. [ Shawn points to the ceiling with a smile. ] And you'll be in a lose-win situation. The loss comes from the fact that you've just been drilled with a Superkick, and lost the match, but the win comes from the fact that after it's all over, you'll be able to say, "I lost... But I lost to the best wrestling has to offer, Shawn Michaels." Hardy, I know ya' think you're the best thing to ever happen to this federation. I know you think you OWN it, but understand something, boy, when you won that World Title, I wasn't around. Now I am... And believe me, that's not good for you! Who knows, maybe you're finally starting to actually GET IT! Maybe you're finally starting to understand that The Heartbreak Kid does not play around, and that when he says he's going to do something, HE DOES IT! If that's not the case Hardy, you're the dumbest man I've ever faced. You gotta understand that I mean exactly what I say, every time I say it! You can't run. You can't hide. You WILL step into that ring with The Heartbreak Kid, and you WILL lose! You can take that to the bank, 'cause the Showstoppa doesn't lie. The Main Event would never tell ya' a fib. And the Icon of Sports Entertainment doesn't beat around the bush... HE BEATS YOUR ASS! But before he does, he'll tell you when, where, why, and how he's going to kick your sorry ass, Jeff Hardy, and you can bet your ass, he'll live up to his word on every bit of it! Jeff Hardy, The Show Stealer, Sunday, you meet the SHOWSTOPPA! The original SCENE STEALER! I'm the first, the original, the BEST. You're a wannabe, a fake, a fraud. There can only be one HBK, boy, and you're lookin' at him. Sunday, I walk away with the World Title around my waist, and you know what, it's simply the inevitable, Hardy. Come Sunday...
The Heartbreak Kid is gonna DANCE ALL OVER YOUR FACE!
NOW HIT MY MUSIC!!!
Scene ]:.:. "Sexy
Boy" promptly hits the speakers. The women are screaming already. then takes
off his blue jean shirt, and begins posing in the ring shirtless. The women go
wild for this display. Shawn Michaels dances a little
more, while the crowd cheers as many of them head for the exits. Shawn
walks up the ramp, and once on stage, he waves back to the crowd, then
disappears behind the curtain. The scene fades.