Thunder is live from Baton Rouge, Louisiana this week. Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan, and Lee Marshall are at the announce table as they are just days away from Uncensored. They preview some of the matches at Uncensored such as Hogan and Savage in a cage match and Sting defending the title against Scott Hall. The Giant walks out of the back and makes his way to the ring with a neck brace. The Giant says he will take on every single member of the NWO if they have the guts right here tonight by himself. Randy Savage and Miss Elizabeth make their way to the ring. Savage tells The Giant he likes it because that would leave Hogan all by himself for their cage match Sunday. And that would open the door to win the championship. Sting walks to the ring carrying the title belt. Sting says it is not the title it is his title. Savage tells him you never know what will happen when the madness gets out of control. Sting tells him tonight works with him. Schiavone recaps it all and says the title will be on the line tonight as Sting defends against Randy Savage.
The announcers all agree that has become the biggest Thursday ever as Brad Armstrong makes his entrance for the first match of the night. Lee Marshall suggests everyone call their friends to tell them Sting and Randy Savage will wrestle later tonight. Raven makes his entrance in silence. He gets in the ring and asks for a microphone. He tells Armstrong they are schedule to do battle but discretion is the better part of valor. Raven says he knows Armstrong is hurt and knows he was voted rookie of the year in 1980 and was a tag team champion in 1981 but his career has descended into mediocrity since then. Raven tells him he feels his pain and then hits him with a DDT and pins him in a one move match.
After a commercial, Tony Schiavone is on the entrance ramp with Chris Jericho. He is wearing Juventud Guerrera’s mask and wearing a Rey Mysterio’s t-shirt. Schiavone asks him about his upcoming match with Dean Malenko Sunday. Jericho tells him he will challenge Dean Malenko tonight if he wants. He mentions the mask and the t-shirt and asks what Malenko has that he wants. He mentions the Texas cloverleaf and tells Malenko if he loses tonight he must change the name of the Texas cloverleaf to the Canadian cloverleaf.
Kendall Windham is the next wrestler to the ring. Hacksaw Jim Duggan comes out second for this match. Duggan forces Windham out of the ring shortly after the opening bell rings. As they return to the ring, they trade moves with neither man taking a true advantage. Duggan lands three clotheslines in a row and then scoop slams him to the mat. Duggan goes into a three point stance and lands another clothesline before hitting old glory and pinning Windham for the win.
Scott Steiner comes out to the NWO theme for the following match. Johnny Grunge carries a table out to the ring by himself for a rare singles match for Grunge. Steiner and grunge trade moves early to the surprise of the announcers. They mention Grunge is more of a street fighter where Steiner is more of a wrestler. Steiner starts to take the upper hand and starts flexing for the crowd. Grunge does not go away and hits Steiner with a swinging neckbreaker. Grunge goes to the table but Steiner gets to his feet. Grunge returns to the apron and battles Steiner briefly until Steiner knocks him off the apron and through his own table. Steiner goes outside the ring and rolls Grunge into the ring. Steiner puts him in the Steiner recliner and Mark Curtis calls for the bell.
Eddie Guerrero walks out to join Tony Schiavone on the entrance ramp. Guerrero says everyone knows he will win Sunday but he wants to get to important matters. He says his nephew Chavo had a chance to win a belt on Monday, but instead he dropped the ball and let the family down. So now he has to go out a resurrect the family name. Chave comes out and asks Eddie if he has something to say. Eddie tells him he has tried beating him up, dragging him across the mat, and hand picking opponents for him but nothing has worked. Eddie says they should have a match to finally settle this, but when he wins Chavo will have to do things they way he says when he says. Chavo accepts the challenge under one condition of his own. He says when he wins Eddie must start doing things the ring way, the Guerrero way. He accepts and Chavo says let’s do this now. Eddie nervously says he didn’t mean now but he makes his way to the ring anyway. Charles Robinson is in the ring and starts the match. Chavo gets the first blow in but Eddie returns it quickly. Chavo sends Eddie out of the ring and then hits him with a somersault senton over the top rope. They move back to the ring and Chavo hits him with a tornado DDT off the ropes. He pins Eddie but just before the three count. Eddie grabs the ropes. Eddie uses a low blow and then slams Chavo to the mat. Eddie climbs the ropes and hits his frog splash before pinning Chavo to end the match.
The NWO music bring Thunder back from commercial. Eric Bischoff leads Hollywood Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall to the ring. Bischoff calls The Giant mega dumb. Hogan says the NWO was in the back arguing over who was going to get what piece of The Giant. Hall then gets on the microphone and says he didn’t think it was possible but The Giant is as dumb as he looks. Hogan and Hall begin to discuss how their two opponents on Sunday decided to face each tonight.
Vincent walks Konnan to the ring for the next match of the night. Lizmark Jr. comes out as the next luchador to take on Konnan. Konnan dominates the match early. He hits him with a cradle DDT and then quickly puts him in the tequila sunrise. Lizmark Jr. taps out and Konnan starts untying his mask. Juventud Guerrera quickly runs to the ring and hits Konnan with a springboard drop kick. Konnan and Vincent start to walk away. As Guerrera turns his back to cheek on Lizmark, Konnan returns to the ring and attacks Guerrera from behind. He continues to strike Guerrera as the bell is ringing in the background. Thunder goes to commercial as Konnan finally leaves the ring.
Tony Schiavone is with Curt Hennig and Rick Rude on the entrance ramp.Rude and Hennig say their focus is on Bret Hart. Rude says next Monday, Nitro will be Hartless because they are going to take care of Hart at Uncensored Sunday. Rude and Hennig walk away and Schiavone sets up a video previewing the triple jeopardy match at Uncensored between Diamond Dallas Page, Chris Benoit, and Raven.
Once the video ends, Saturn walks towards the ring. Disco Inferno comes out as his opponent. The two men battle back and forth early in the match. Lodi is ringside and Nick Patrick keeps checking on him to make sure he does not interfere with the match. Saturn starts to building an advantage and is really controlling the action. Schiavone reminds everyone this is the biggest Thunder ever as Sting and Randy Savage will meet in the main event. Disco Inferno makes a comeback, but Saturn still seems to be in control of the match. Disco Inferno hits Saturn with a spinebuster followed by a swinging neckbreaker. He pins him but only gets a two count. Saturn uses a three quarter nelson slam and puts him in rings of Saturn to win the match by submission.
The NWO walk out to the ring followed by The Giant. Tony schaivone is not quite sure how this match will work other than it is eight men against The Giant. Scott Hall starts the match and it looks like this will be a tag team type match. The Giant lifts Hall up over his head and tosses him to the mat. The Giant then points towards Hogan, but it is Curt Hennig then enters the ring next. The Giant hits him with a knee lift and Hennig tags out to Konnan. The Giant knocks Konnan to the mat and then the NWO members all start entering the ring and The Giant swats all of them away. He hits Konnan with a jackknife powerbomb and the NWO members all retreat. The bell ring and Mark Curtis lifts the arm of Konnan who is still down on the mat as the winner by disqualification. Hogan and the NWO get in Doug Dellinger’s face pleading for him to take care of The Giant. The Giant gets out of the ring and offers his wrists for Dough Dellinger to wrap the chains around him. As They lead The Giant to the back, Kevin Nash comes out of the back with a cup of hot coffee. He throws it in the face of The Giant and The Giant breaks the chains off his wrists and chases Nash into the back as Thunder goes to commercial.
Dean Malenko challenges Chris Jericho for the WCW Cruiserweight title next. Jericho wrestles in Mysterio’s t-shirt and Guerrera’s mask. Jericho gains the early upper hand. The announcers say Jericho considers the t-shirt and mask his trophies. Malenko begins to fight back as the mask seems to be giving Jericho some problems. Malenko slams Jericho to the mat and goes for the Texas cloverleaf and makes Jericho tap out. Charles Robinson hands Malenko the belt and and Malenko starts untying Guerrera’s mask. He pulls it off and the man under the mask is not Chris Jericho. Just as Malenko realizes it is not him, Jericho himself runs into the ring and hits Malenko from behind with the belt. Lenny Lane who was pretending to be Jericho looks at Jericho and Jericho hits him in the face as well. The bell is ringing very loudly at a rapid pace as Thunder goes to commercial.
The NWO music brings Thunder back from commercial and Scott Norton walks to the ring. Lex Luger comes out next. Norton attacks Luger as soon as he gets in the ring and tosses Luger out of the ring. Norton continues to hold the upper hand as he rolls Luger back into the ring. Luger makes a comeback with three clotheslines in a row. Scott Steiner runs out and Luger hits him on the apron. Norton hits Luger from behind and then Steiner gets in the ring and they both attack Luger. The bell again starts ringing until Rick Steiner enters the ring. All four men begin battling and the bell is still ringing loudly and rapidly. Luger and Rick Steiner get the better of Scott Norton and Scott Steiner. Ted DiBiase gets in the ring with them as Mickie Jay raises Luger’s arm.
After another commercial break, Tony calls this the biggest main event in the history of Thunder. Miss Elizabeth leads Randy Savage to the ring. Schiavone says he doesn’t want to toot Savage;s horn too much but he does think Savage has been a man of integrity which might be why he is on the outs with the NWO. Sting carries the title belt to the ring over his shoulder. Sting gets in the ring and Savage attacks him before he can take off his trench coat. Mark Curtis is in the ring calling the action. Sting fights back and knocks Savages bandanna off his head with a punch. Sting makes a comeback while he is still wearing his trench coat. He puts Savage in the scorpion death lock and Scott Hall kicks Sting from behind. Hogan comes out next and the bell starts ringing once again. Sting and Savage take care of Hogan and Hall. Hogan then calls out the rest of the NWO while Sting and Savage are in the ring. The bell is ringing furiously as Sting and Savage hold off the NWO members. Even more NWO members come out. Sting and Savage jump out of the ring and Sting attaches themselves to a harness and they both raise up to the ceiling as Thunder ends.
Raven def Brad Armstrong
Hacksaw Jim Duggan def Kendall Windham
Scott Steiner def Johnny Grunge
Eddie Guerrero def Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Konnan def Lizmark Jr.
Saturn def Disco Inferno
NWO def The Giant by DQ
Dean Malenko def Lenny Lane
Lex Luger def Scott Norton by DQ
Sting def Randy Savage by DQ