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WWF: Monday Night Raw (12.16.96)

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Monday Night Raw
December 16, 1996
Tampa, FL
Ice Palace

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (11/17/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/96)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/96)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: Survivor Series 1997 (or THE ‘MONTREAL SCREWJOB IS A WORK’ DEFENSE)

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WWF: Survivor Series
November 9, 1997
Montreal, Quebec
Molson Centre

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (10/5/1997)
European Champion: Shawn Michaels (9/20/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Legion of Doom (10/13/1997)

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

WWF: Raw is War (11.03.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
November 3, 1997
Hershey, PA
Hersheypark Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Owen Hart (10/5/1997)
European Champion: Shawn Michaels (9/20/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Legion of Doom (10/13/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jim Cornette. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Monday Night Raw (11.18.96)

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Monday Night Raw
November 18, 1996
New Haven, CT
New Haven Coliseum

The current WWF Champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (11/17/96)
Intercontinental Champion: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (10/21/96)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/96)

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

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

WWF: Raw is War (06.09.97)

WWF: Raw is War
June 9, 1997
Hartford, CT
Civic Center

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: Shawn Michaels & Steve Austin (5/26/1997)

Most of you insiders reading this probably already know the story, but this is the infamous evening where Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels – both scheduled to appear on the program – got into a legitimate argument backstage. Apparently, the argument that started all of this was Bret confronting Shawn over his comments about Bret having “Sunny days” crossing the line a couple weeks back. Once they started fighting, Shawn got a hunk of his hair pulled out of his head and walked out of the company for the second time in four months this time claiming unsafe working conditions and threatened to leave the WWF for good to go work with his “real friends” over in WCW. Nothing concerning the off-screen altercation was mentioned on the air until the following week when the WWF tag team belts were declared vacant for the third time in three years.

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

WWF: Raw is War (05.12.97)

WWF: Raw is War
May 12, 1997
Newark, DE
Bob Carpenter Center

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: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Tonight’s broadcast is dedicated to the late Rose Anderson who was a family friend of the McMahons. The next image we see is the “Cold Day in HELL” logo. Got to love it.

Anyways, we get still shots of the previous night’s festivities courtesy of WWF Magazine.

The “Worldwide Leader in Sports Entertainment” ad debuts.

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

WWF: Raw is War (05.05.97)

WWF: Raw is War
May 5, 1997
Green Bay, WI
Brown County Expo Center

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: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Very thorough highlights package of last week involving Steve Austin looking around backstage for the Hart Foundation, Owen Hart defeating Rocky Maivia to win MORE gold for the Hart Foundation, and then the Hart Foundation suckering Steve Austin into a false sense of security only to be attacked by none other than the returning Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart.

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

WWF: Raw is War (04.28.97)

WWF: Raw is War
April 28, 1997
Omaha, NE
Civic Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: The Undertaker (3/23/1997)
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)

Very thorough highlights package of last week involving the Hart Foundation, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, and the return of Brian Pillman kicks off the show.

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

WrestleMania 13

WWF WrestleMania 13
March 23, 1997
Chicago, IL
Rosemont Horizon

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)

INTRO VIDEO: No one is smiling this year – specifically not Shawn Michaels.

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

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