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August 18, 1996 - Cleveland, Ohio
Gund Arena

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Free-For-All Match
"Stone Cold" Steve Austin def. Yokozuna via Pinfall (1:52)

Match #1
Owen Hart def. Savio Vega via TKO (13:22)
Notes: Owen used his cast yet again to get the victory. As Vega was being carried out, Bradshaw attacked him.

Match #2 - WWF World Tag Team Championship - Elimination Match
"The Smoking Gunns"
(Billy & Bart Gunn)
def. "The Godwinns"
(Henry O. & Phineas I. Godwinn)
w/Hillbilly Jim
"The New Rockers"
(Marty Jannetty & Leif Cassidy)
"The Body Donnas"
(Skip & Zip)
via Pinfall (12:17)
Notes: Skip never got into the match, and Zip was pinned by Billy at 4:02. Henry pinned Marty at 7:18 after the Slop Drop. Billy pinned Phineas at 12:17 for the win. After the match, Sunny had a treat for the crowd by unveiling a giant banner of herself.

Match #3
Sycho Sid def. The British Bulldog via Pinfall (6:21)
Notes: Sid won with the Power Bomb.

Match #4
def. "Wildman" Marc Mero
via Pinfall (10:59)
Notes: Goldust wins via the Curtain Call.

IN RING: Pettengil interviewed Faarooq Asad and Sunny.

Match #5
Jerry "The King" Lawler def. Jake "The Snake" Roberts
via Pinfall (4:07)
Notes: Mark Henry joined commentary. Lawler hit Jake with a bottle of Jim Beam and then pulled the tights to get the win. Lawler continued to humiliate Roberts by pouring booze down his throat until Mark Henry saved the day.

Match #6 - Boiler Room Brawl
Mankind def. The Undertaker (27:07)
Notes: The brawl started in the boiler room, and the first man to get the urn from Paul Bearer in the ring would win the match. Both men brutally beat each other on their way out to the ring, and when it looked as if the Undertaker was going to win, Paul Bearer turned away from him. Mankind fought back, and Paul Bearer clocked 'Taker with the urn. He then gave the urn to Mankind, and the two left in triumph. Then the druids came out and carried off the Undertaker.

Match #7 - WWF World Heavyweight Championship
Shawn Michaels
w/Jose Lothario
def. Vader
w/James E. Cornette
via Pinfall (22:17)
Notes: Shawn Michaels was originally DQed for using Cornette's racket on Vader, but Cornette wanted the match to continue. Shawn wasn't going to get DQed to save his title. Gorilla Monsoon allowed it to go on. Vader was going for the Vader Bomb, but instead tried a moonsault from the top rope. He missed, but Michaels connected with his, and won the match.

Commentary:Vince McMahon, Jim Ross and Mr. Perfect
w/Todd Pettengil, Dok Hendrix
Spanish: Carlos Cabrera, Hugo Savinovich
Ring Announcer:Howard Finkel
Referees/Officials:Mike Chioda, Tim White, Jack Doan, Harvey Whippleman, Earl Hebner, Gerald Brisco, Pat Patterson, Rene Goulet, Dave Hebner, Gorilla Monsoon, Tony Chimel, etc.

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