The first match was a tournament final for the vacant WCW Cruiserweight Championship between The Artist Formerly Known as Prince Iaukea and Lash LeRoux. After a back and forth match, Artist’s valet Paisley interfered in the match by protecting Artist from a diving hurricanrana by LeRoux, which allowed Artist to finish LeRoux with a diving DDT to win the Cruiserweight Championship.
The second match was a hardcore match between Bam Bam Bigelow and Brian Knobbs for the WCW Hardcore Championship. As the match progressed, Fit Finlay interfered in the match to help Knobbs. Bigelow and Knobbs brawled with each other through the crowd. Knobbs brought a table inside the ring but Bigelow drove him into the table and followed with a Greetings From Asbury Park. Bigelow climbed up the top rope for a high-flying move but Knobbs hit him with a trashcan lid shot to win the Hardcore Championship.
Next was a handicap match between Norman Smiley and 3 Count (Evan Karagias, Shannon Moore, and Shane Helms). Smiley’s ribs were injured, which allowed 3 Count to take advantage. The two sides exchanged dance moves until Smiley locked in the Norman Conquest on Moore. Helms made the save and superkicked Smiley. Helms and Karagias delivered frog splashes on Smiley, thus allowing Moore to gain momentum and apply the Boston crab to make Smiley tap out.