Monthly Archives: August 2013

ECW: Unreleased Vol. 2

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ECW: Unreleased Vol. 2
Released: July 30, 2013

This review is for the 3-disc DVD version, not the 2-disc blu-ray that contains some extra matches.

Joey Styles and Tommy Dreamer are your hosts. They show up every three matches or so, and they basically put people over and don’t take anything too seriously. There are some bits of footage here and there while they talk, which adds a nice touch. Also, many of these matches are proceeded by the full promos that went along with them when they originally aired, so that’s cool too. Read the rest of this entry

WCW: Monday Nitro (07.07.97)

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WCW: Monday Nitro
July 7, 1997
Memphis, TN
Mid-South Coliseum

The current WCW champs were as follows:
WCW World Champion: Hollywood Hogan (8/10/1996)
WCW U.S. Champion: Jeff Jarrett (6/9/1997)
WCW World Tag Team Champions: The Outsiders (10/27/1996)
WCW World Television Champion: Steven Regal (5/18/1997)
WCW Cruiserweight Champion: Chris Jericho (6/28/1997)

They take us back to last week where we had a standoff between the nWo, Sting, and newcomers Curt Hennig and Raven. So many questions! Will they be answered tonight? Probably not. WCW is slow about these sort of things.

HOUR NUMBER ONE! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko, and Mike Tenay. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (07.28.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
July 28, 1997
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Civic Arena

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: The Undertaker (3/23/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (4/28/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Steve Austin & Dude Love (7/14/1997)

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

WWF: Raw is War (07.21.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
July 21, 1997
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Metro Centre

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: The Undertaker (3/23/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (4/28/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Steve Austin & Dude Love (7/14/1997)

Back to Canada. The Hart Foundation are babyfaces again!

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

WWF: Raw is War (07.14.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
July 14, 1997
San Antonio, TX
Freeman Coliseum

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: The Undertaker (3/23/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (4/28/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (6/16/1997)

They kick things off with a video package detailing how beloved the Hart Foundation were on the brief tour of western Canada, and how they expect the reaction to be quite different here tonight in Texas.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jim Ross. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (07.07.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
July 7, 1997
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Northlands Coliseum

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: The Undertaker (3/23/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (4/28/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Vacant (6/16/1997)

We kick off the show with an IYH: Canadian Stampede montage showcasing the main event and how the Calgary crowd cheered on Hart Foundation each “vicious and aggressive” act trying to turn them heel again.

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (07.29.96)

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Monday Night Raw
July 29, 1996
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Ahmed Johnson (6/23/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (5/26/96)

Last week, Faarooq Asad made his debut and ambushed Ahmed Johnson so badly that he ruptured Ahmed’s kidney. Who is this beast and why did he attack Ahmed? We’ll find out tonight on Monday Night RAWWWWWW.

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (07.22.96)

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Monday Night Raw
July 22, 1996
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Ahmed Johnson (6/23/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (5/26/96)

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (07.15.96)

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Monday Night Raw
July 15, 1996
Green Bay, WI
Brown County Expo

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Ahmed Johnson (6/23/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (5/26/96)

Earlier tonight, Camp Cornette were waiting for Shawn Michaels, Jose Lothario, and Ahmed Johnson as they arrived at the building. No Psycho Sid!

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (07.08.96)

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Monday Night Raw
July 8, 1996
Green Bay, WI
Brown County Expo

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Ahmed Johnson (6/23/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (5/26/96)

Before we even get Raw, WWF President Gorilla Monsoon comes to us from his WWF office to announce the suspension of the Ultimate Warrior for failing to appear at three different house shows. The suspension will be lifted once Warrior pays an appearance bond to ensure the fans that he will appear where advertised. Nevertheless, he’s here to wrestle tonight. They don’t want you to know it’s not live like those other guys! Gorilla hopes he posts the appearance bond and returns to action. He finishes by saying no matter how popular you are, you’re not above answering to the loyal WWF fans. According to the dirt sheets, Warrior no-showed these events in order to attend his father’s funeral. But with all the Warrior University and comic book deals, there could be more to the story than they are letting onto us. Just channeling my inner Gene Okerlund there.

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

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