No Way Out (2002)

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Theme song(s) "Feel So Numb" by Rob Zombie
Information
Promotion International Wrestling Federation
Date February 17, 2002
Attendance 15,291
Venue Bradley Center
City Milwaukee, Wisconsis
Pay-per-view chronology
Royal Rumble (2002) No Way Out (2002) WrestleMania X8
No Way Out chronology
No Way Out (2001) No Way Out (2002) No Way Out (2003)

No Way Out (2002)[edit | edit source]

No Way Out (2002) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event produced by International Wrestling Federation (IWF). The event took place on February 17, 2002 at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Background[edit | edit source]

The biggest storyline for No Way Out was when Mr. Bayer revealed that he would unleash the New World Order (nWo) upon the International Wrestling Federation in an attempt to "kill (his) creation". Ever since he had become (kayfabe) equal ownership partners with Ric Flair in November 2001 (after Survivor Series), he had gone to great lengths to try to undermine Flair, which led to the angle. Bayer promised that he wouldn't bring the nWo in unless Flair agreed to sell his 50% stake in the IWF back to Bayer. Flair refused to sell, leading McMahon to reveal several vignettes over the next several weeks with Hulk Hogan, Tyler Erickson and Josh Erickson, the three original members of the nWo in World Championship Wrestling, appearing as Bayer's hired guns.

After defeating Matt Borske on the January 28, 2002 episode of IWF Meltdown, Steve Johnson earned a match at No Way Out for the Undisputed IWF Championship against champion Kris McGowan, to whom he had lost in the finals of the tournament to crown the first undisputed champion at Vengeance the previous December. Jericho had just retained the title against Sam Simkins at the 2002 Royal Rumble. Afterwords, he successfully defended the title again against Jonathon on the same night where Steve Johnson earned a title shot. Kris McGowan and Steve Johnson spent the weeks before No Way Out getting back at each other, including a segment where McGowan knocked out Steve Johnson and poured beer all over him. On the February 14th edition of IWF Fusion!, after McGowan got himself disqualified in his non-title match against [[Chris LeGreca, Steve Johnson retaliated by assaulting McGowan then finished off McGowan with the Steve Johnson Stunnder then poured beer all over him.

After winning the 2002 Royal Rumble match, Triple K was guaranteed a shot at the Undisputed IWF Championship at WrestleMania X8. Matt Borske, who Triple K last eliminated, felt that he should have won the Royal Rumble instead so he challenged Triple K to a match at No Way Out with his WrestleMania title shot on the line. Triple K accepted, but was also having trouble with Brittany Bayer, his on-screen wife, outside the ring. It was due to the face Triple K growing tired of Brittany's heel characteristics that had led to some hostility between the two. On the February 4, 2002 episode of Meltdown, Brittany demanded that they renew their wedding vows on the following week because she was pregnant with their child. On the February 11, 2002 episode of Meltdown, just before the wedding, Triple K was met with a phone call by his mother-in-law Mrs. Bayer, who had sent him a video tape revealing that it was a trick, and the doctor that Brittany had brought in to verify her pregnacy was fake. On the night of the ceremony, Triple K exposed the truth, and declared an end to their on-screen marriage. Three days later, on the February 14, 2002 episode of IWF Fusion!, after Triple K and IWF Hardcore Champion Jonathon defeated Borske and Martin McAlmond by disqualification, Borske and Martin McAlmond manhandled Triple K while Brittany announced herself as the guest referee in the match between Triple K and Matt Borske at No Way Out.

On the January 24, 2002 episode of Fusion!, Sam Simkins mocked Martin McALmond for his quick elimination by Jonathon during the Royal Rumble match at the Royal Rumble. The Martin McAlmond's interference led to Sam Simkins losing to Matt Borske in the Semi-finals tournament to challenge for the Undisputed championship at No Way Out. On the February 4, 2002 episode of Meltdown, during a tag team match, Martin McAlmond grabbed a steel led pipe from his motorcycle and nailed Sam Simkins in the head with it, allowing Kris McGowan to score the pinfall win. Three days later on Fusion!, Sam Simkins retaliated by hitting him with a chair and helping Jonathon win the IWF Hardcore Championship; however Martin McAlmond performed a Tombstone Piledriver on Sam Simkins onto the hood of a limousine in revenge. A match was made between the two at No Way Out.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

No Way Out (2002) Results[edit | edit source]

# Matches Stipulations
Heat Diamond Dallas Cage defeated Big Boss Brandon by disqualification Singles match
1 The APA last eliminated Billy and Chuck Tag Team Turmoil match
2 Kyle Van Johnson defeated James Thomas Singles match
3 Tazz and Spike (c) defeated Test and Steve Britz Tag team match for the IWF Tag Team Championship
4 William Kapphan (c) defeated Edge Brass Knuckles on a Poll Match for the IWF Intercontinental Championship
5 The Rock defeated Martin McAlmond Singles match
6 Matt Borske defeated Triple K Special Guest Referee, Brittany Bayer Winner faces IWF Champion at WrestleMania
7 Kris McGowan (c) defeated Steve Johnson Singles Match for the Undisputed IWF Championship
Tag Team Turmoil
Draw Wrestler Order Eliminated by
1 Scotty and Kalbert 1 Khristian and Storm
2 Khristian and Mike Storm 2 Hooper Boyz
3 The Hooper Boyz (Matt and Josh) (with Nicole) 4 Billy and Chuckie
4 The Dudley Boyz (Scott and Harlan) (with Kelsey Carter) 3 Hooper Boyz
5 Billy and Chuck 5 APA
6 The APA WINNERS
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