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WWF: Monday Night Raw (09.23.96)

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Monday Night Raw
September 23, 1996
Hershey, PA
Hersheypark Arena

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (8/12/96)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/96)

Stills from last night are shown of Diesel and Razor Ramon stomping Savio Vega from In Your House. The cameraman is too far away to get a good look at their faces before they scramble off and hide. How pathetic is this whole angle? WCW was doing a similar angle at the SAME time with Sting, but it’s a BAZILLION times better and feels way more natural. This is just sad.

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

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WWF: Monday Night Raw (08.05.96)

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Monday Night Raw
August 5, 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)

There’s a video package reminding us of Mark Henry and his accolades. He’s already given Jerry Lawler a press slam. What’s next for this behemoth of a man?

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (06.24.96)

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Monday Night Raw
June 24, 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)

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (06.03.96)

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Monday Night Raw
June 3, 1996
Fayetteville, NC
Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Goldust (4/22/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (5/26/96)

SPECIAL NOTE: Not sure if Nitro and Raw ever happened in the same city on the same night, but both programs are emanating from the same state tonight as Nitro comes from the mountains of Asheville. Raw drew a bigger house, but Nitro beat them in the head-to-head ratings.

We open the show with Goldust laying in his “den of iniquity” where he watches movies and wears nothing but a feather boa and his IC title over his crotch. After he saved Ahmed Johnson’s last week, he’s found out that Ahmed wants his IC championship. Come and get it, big boy.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler. Vince says it’s now official: Ahmed Johnson goes after Goldust’s IC title at the King of the Ring. Read the rest of this entry

WWE: Monday Night Raw (05.27.96)

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Monday Night Raw
May 27, 1996
Fayetteville, NC
Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Goldust (4/22/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Smoking Gunns (5/26/96)

Uh-oh, we get a “Viewer Discretion is Advised” disclaimer at the beginning of the broadcast. Well, there is that Ultimate Warrior match tonight.

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (05.20.96)

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Monday Night Raw
May 20, 1996
Sioux City, IA
Civic Auditorium

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Goldust (4/22/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Godwinns (5/19/96)

Some quick Madison Square Garden highlights start the show. Phineas kissed Sunny and that’s about all we can draw from what we saw. Hmpfh, sounds like a pretty uneventful show if you ask me.

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (05.13.96)

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Monday Night Raw
May 13, 1996
Sioux City, IA
Civic Auditorium

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Goldust (4/22/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Bodydonnas (3/31/96)

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

WWE: Monday Night Raw (05.06.96)

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Monday Night Raw
May 6, 1996
Sioux City, IA
Civic Auditorium

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Goldust (4/22/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Bodydonnas (3/31/96)

Tonight’s program is dedicated to Ray Stevens who passed away on the previous Friday from a heart attack. He has been called by many as one of the most influential and greatest wrestlers of his era. He was 60 years old.

Before we hit the RAW intro, a blackened out ex-wife of a professional wrestler announces to the world that Shawn Michaels is a homewrecker and ruined her marriage.

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

WWF: Monday Night Raw (04.22.96)

Monday Night Raw
April 22, 1996
San Bernardino, CA
Orange Pavilion

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (4/15/96)
World Tag Team Champions: The Bodydonnas (3/31/96)

I have the Sky Sports shortened version. To play Eric Bischoff here, I want to let all you fans know that here in the World Whining Federation, here’s what I missed: the Godwinns (Seriously? They still think hillbillies are funny or whatever?) beat up a couple of nobodies with the Slop Drop. Hello? It’s called the Scorpion Death Drop. Get with it, guys. Sunny distracts that Hillbilly Jim character (1985 called!) so that her two blonde friends can attack the other hillbillies. Snoozer! Okay, now that we have got that out of the way…

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

WWF: Monday Night Raw (04.01.96)

Monday Night Raw
April 1, 1996
San Bernardino, CA
Orange Pavilion

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (3/31/1996)
Intercontinental Champion: Goldust (1/21/1996)
World Tag Team Champions: The Body Donnas (3/31/1996)

WrestleMania 12 was last night! Things happened there!

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

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