Rumble in the Bayou
Meanwhile, Crash Holly has come down to the ring as number twenty-four, but no one seems to care. Big Show chokeslams The Rock through the announce table and then stalks off. It remains to be seen whether this was a one-time thing or if he is back in the WWF full time. Back in the ring, everyone teams up on Kane. Rock is still lying unconscious outside the ring. All five men try to throw Kane over the top ring as the countdown begins.
The Undertaker rides his bike down to the ring as number twenty-five. He stops the five men from throwing his brother out. 'Taker gets rid of Bradshaw. Kane gets rid of Crash Holly. 'Taker gets rid of Hardcore Holly. Kane gets rid of Albert. 'Taker gets rid of Val Venis. Kane and the Undertaker are left alone in the ring. Are they cooperating? When did Kane get a perm? These are the burning questions currently facing us. JR tells us that the refs ruled that The Rock has not been eliminated, if he ever wakes up. Kane and 'Taker go nose to nose as the countdown begins.
Scotty Too Hotty comes out and looks like he would give any amount of money not to have to go into the ring and face those two giants as number twenty-six. Scotty gets into the ring, against his better judgment. After toying with him for a bit, the brothers toss him out. The Rock starts to get to his feet outside the ring as the countdown begins again.
The sound of glass breaking can only mean one thing -- Stone Cold Steve Austin is number twenty-seven. As Austin makes his way down to the ring, Triple H attacks Austin from behind. While they battle at the top of the ramp, The Rock makes it back into the ring, where 'Taker and Kane start in on him. Triple H punches Austin in the forehead numerous times, and I comment to J-Dawg, "I bet he's busted wide open!" Sure enough, the next time we see Austin, he is bleeding profusely. Austin hasn't even made it to the ring yet and it's already time for the next guy.
The next guy is Billy Gunn at number twenty-eight. A ton of referees appear and tear Triple H off of Austin, finally. Austin is bleeding from the forehead like the proverbial stuck pig. Oh, there's stuff going on in the ring too? I forgot. The Rock squares off with The Undertaker while Kane does something to Billy Gunn. Why is Billy Gunn in there? Get rid of him. It's time for the next contestant.
Unfamiliar music starts up as Haku, a giant Samoan-looking gentleman, runs down to the ring to be twenty-nine. He used to be in the WWF long ago, and recently (like yesterday) was in the WCW, so it's a coup that Vince urged him to come back over to the WWF. I bet such a late entry into the Rumble sweetened the offer. The crowd is silent, because they have no reason to cheer for or against him. They start an Austin chant. JR and Lawler argue over whether or not it was right for Austin to interfere in Triple H's match, and for Triple H to interfere with Austin in the Rumble. No one gets eliminated before it's time for number thirty.