Prior to the main event Farmer’s Daughter performed “O Canada”.
In the first contest of the night, King of the Ring Hunter Hearst Helmsley took on Mankind. The match ended in a double count out after a brutal brawl that saw Triple H’s bodyguard, Chyna getting involved a good bit. The two men didn’t stop fighting though, taking their brawl through the crowd into the parking lot. The two men were finally broken up, with Helmsley left bloodied.
The second match saw Taka Michinoku taking on legend, The Great Sasuke. After some back and forth action, The Great Sasuke won the match via a tiger suplex.
Stone Cold Steve Austin’s feud with Bret Hart ended after Canadian Stampede but immediately started a feud with his brother Owen the following night by attacking him while he was singing the Canadian national anthem. This led to a title match between the two for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam with Austin giving the stipulation that if he lost, he will kiss Hart’s ass. During the match, Hart delivered a botched piledriver to Austin, legitimately breaking his neck and temporarily paralyzing him. Despite this, Austin was able to win the match and the title but due to the severity of his neck injury, he was forced to relinquish the Intercontinental Championship and the Tag Team Championships. Austin eventually recovered and ended his feud with Hart by defeating him for the Intercontinental Championship at Survivor Series.