Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Raw is War (03.10.97)

WWF Raw is War
March 10, 1997
Worcester, MA
The Centrum

LIVE!

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (2/17/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)

European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Explosions are happening inside of a warehouse! Reflections of WWF superstars are seen on walls! People are fighting each other! IS THAT EVIL MARILYN MANSON MUSIC I HEAR? It must be the debut of RAW is WAR.

A tougher-looking show was just the thing the WWF needed at the time. We see pyro, we see the debut of the giant Titan Tron, and we see the steel rampway. All this change and yet we still have the same old red-white-blue colored ring. They may now have Attitude, but Vince is still totally 100% American. Those colors don’t run, ya know.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

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Monday Night Raw (03.03.97)

Monday Night Raw
March 3, 1997
Berlin, Germany
Deutschlandhalle
(Taped on 2/26/97)


The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (2/17/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

TONIGHT: The WWF European title tournament finals! And in the finals, Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith EXPLODE!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and the Honky Tonk Man. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Night Raw (02.24.97)

Monday Night Raw
February 24, 1997
New York City
Manhattan Center
LIVE!

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (2/17/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler. JR has some time off to be with his family after his father passed away. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Night Raw (02.17.97)

Monday Night Raw
February 17, 1997
Nashville, TN
Nashville Arena

LIVE!

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (2/16/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Your hosts are Good Ol’ JR and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

IYH XIII: Final Four (02.97)

In Your House: Final Four
February 16, 1997
Chattanooga, TN
UTC Arena

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Vacant (2/13/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler in their FIRST PPV together as a team. Is it safe to assume Vince had some last minute booking to oversee? Read the rest of this entry

Thursday Raw Thursday (02.13.97)

Thursday Raw Thursday
February 13, 1997
Lowell, MA
Memorial Auditorium
LIVE!

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (1/19/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/1996)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Since the dog show interrupted Monday Night Raw’s regular timeslot and left WCW’s flagship program completely unopposed considering I highly doubt too many wrestling fans wanted to see which person’s dog took home the gold or whatever happens on those things, the WWF and the USA network fought back with a stacked card just three days before the next In Your House PPV with their own completely unopposed one-night-only wrestling program – THURSDAY RAW THURSDAY!

And they start us off with a bomb shell… “Tonight, the World Wrestling Federation Title will be declared vacant. Thus, this Sunday’s ‘Final Four’ winner will become the new World Wrestling Federation Champion. Tonight…live…Shawn Michaels will forfeit the World Wrestling Federation Championship.”

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Good Ol’ JR, and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Night Raw (02.03.97)

Monday Night Raw
February 3, 1997
Toronto, ON, CA
The Skydome

(Taped on 1/31/97)


The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (1/19/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/1996)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

So WCW does a Monday night dome show, now the WWF does one too? Vince wastes no time in taking a moment to brag that it’s the biggest live audience for a Monday night show that no one is watching.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Good Ol’ JR. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Night Raw (01.27.97)

Monday Night Raw
January 27, 1997
Beaumont, TX
Montagne Center

(Taped on 1/20/97)


The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (1/19/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/1996)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Recap of last week is shown. All four individuals are here this week as well. That means it might get CRAZY!

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

Monday Night Raw (01.20.97)

Monday Night Raw
January 20, 1997
Beaumont, TX
Montagne Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (1/19/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/1996)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

For those of you who missed the Royal Rumble, some still shots of the PPV are shown before anything can happen.

I must say, they really do need a new intro by this point. LAME.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

Royal Rumble 1997

WWF Royal Rumble
January 19, 1997
San Antonio, TX
Alamodome

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (11/17/1996)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/1996)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

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