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WWF: Raw is War (06.01.98)

WWF: Raw is War
June 1, 1998
Chicago, IL
Rosemont Horizon

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

At the start of the show, they air a montage highlighting the main event of last night’s Over the Edge PPV with Vince McMahon narrating his own biased account of what went down. Considering Vince used to narrate the happenings of PPVs past just like he’s doing here for the following night on RAW, this was an excellent attempt at anti-Stone Cold Steve Austin propaganda.

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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE No Way Out 2007

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WWE: No Way Out
February 18, 2007
Los Angeles, CA
Staples Center

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

Your hosts are a sickly Michael Cole and a drunken JBL.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE Friday Night Smackdown (02.16.07)

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WWE: Friday Night Smackdown
February 16, 2007
Seattle, WA
Key Arena

The current Smackdown champions are as follows:
World Heavyweight Champion: Batista (11/26/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (10/13/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: Paul London & Brian Kendrick (5/21/2006)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

NOTE: This is the WWE Network version so you can all follow along.

TONIGHT: On the go-home show for No Way Out, RAW invades Smackdown as John Cena, Shawn Michaels, Edge, and Randy Orton are all here! While Cena and Michaels battle Mr. Kennedy and MVP, Edge and Randy Orton will face the Undertaker and Batista!

Your hosts are Michael Cole and JBL. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Over the Edge – In Your House XXII (05.98)

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WWF: Over the Edge – In Your House XXII
May 31, 1998
Milwaukee, WI
Wisconsin Center Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: Raw is War (05.25.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
May 25, 1998
Chattanooga, TN
UTC Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

INTRO UPDATE: Bret Hart is still in the introduction.

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

WWF: Raw is War (05.18.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
May 18, 1998
Nashville, TN
Nashville Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Michael Cole.
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WWF: Raw is War (05.11.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
May 11, 1998
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (3/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

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

WWE: The Attitude Era DVD Review (Disc Three)

WWE: The Attitude Era 3-Disc Set DVD Review
Released: November 20, 2012

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Drama’s Smackdown Report 2/6/09

Drama’s Smackdown Report 2/6/09

Friday Night Smackdown!
February 6, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana
Jim Ross and Tazz
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WWE Cruiserweight Title History

Champion Won From Date City/Event
Taka Michinoku Brian Christopher 12/7/1997 IYH:
D-Generation X[1]
Christian Cage Taka Michinoku 10/18/1998 Judgment Day
Gillberg Christian Cage 11/17/1998 Raw is War
Essa Rios Gillberg 2/13/2000 HeAt
Dean Malenko Essa Rios 3/13/2000 Raw is War
Scotty 2 Hotty Dean Malenko 4/17/2000 Raw is War
Dean Malenko (2) Scotty 2 Hotty 4/27/2000 Smackdown
Crash Holly Dean Malenko 3/13/2001 HeAt
Jerry Lynn Crash Holly 4/29/2001 HeAt
Jeff Hardy Jerry Lynn 6/7/2001 Smackdown!
X-Pac Jeff Hardy 6/25/2001 Raw is War
Tajiri X-Pac 8/6/2001 Raw is War
X-Pac (2) Tajiri 8/19/2001 SummerSlam
Billy Kidman X-Pac 10/11/2001 Smackdown!
Tajiri (2) Billy Kidman 10/22/2001 Raw[2]
Billy Kidman (2) Tajiri 4/4/2002 Smackdown!
Tajiri (3) Billy Kidman 4/21/2002 Backlash
The Hurricane Tajiri 5/16/2002 Smackdown![3]
Jamie Noble The Hurricane 6/23/2002 King of the Ring
Billy Kidman (3) Jamie Noble 11/17/2002 Survivor Series
Matt Hardy Billy Kidman 2/23/2003 No Way Out
Rey Mysterio Matt Hardy 6/3/2003 Smackdown!
Tajiri (4) Rey Mysterio 9/25/2003 Smackdown!
Rey Mysterio (2) Tajiri 1/1/2004 Smackdown!
Chavo Guerrero Rey Mysterio 2/15/2004 No Way Out
Jacqueline Chavo Guerrero 5/6/2004 Smackdown
Chavo Guerrero
(2)
Jacqueline 5/16/2004 Judgment Day
Chavo Classic Chavo Guerrero 5/20/2004 Smackdown![4]
Rey Mysterio (3) Chavo Classic 6/17/2004 Smackdown!
Spike Dudley Rey Mysterio 7/29/2004 Smackdown!
Funaki Spike Dudley 12/12/2004 Armageddon
Chavo Guerrero
(3)
Funaki 2/20/2005 No Way Out[5]
Paul London Chavo Guerrero 3/31/2005 Smackdown![6]
Nunzio Paul London 8/6/2005 Velocity
Juventud Nunzio 10/9/2005 No Mercy
Nunzio (2) Juventud 11/15/2005 Rome, Italy
Juventud (2) Nunzio 11/25/2005 Smackdown!
Kid Kash Juventud 12/18/2005 Armageddon
Gregory Helms (2) Kid Kash 1/29/2006 Royal Rumble[7]
Chavo Guerrero
(4)
Gregory Helms 2/18/2007 No Way Out[8]
Hornswoggle Chavo Guerrero 7/22/2007 Great
American Bash[9]

Footnotes:
[1]: This was a tournament final.
[2]: After Survivor Series, the WWF Light Heavyweight title would be abandoned, as the WCW Cruiserweight title becomes adopted by the WWF. After the draft on March 25, 2002, the title becomes exclusive to Smackdown.
[3]: This was a triple-threat match which also involved Billy Kidman.
[4]: This was a triple-threat match which also featured Spike Dudley.
[5]: This was a six-man Cruiserweight Open which also involved Paul London, Akio, Shannon Moore and Spike Dudley.
[6]: London won an eight-man battle royal to win the title.
[7]: This was a six-man Cruiserweight Open which also featured Funaki, Jamie Noble, Nunzio and Paul London. Helms, who was part of the Raw roster, moved to Smackdown after winning the title.
[8]: This was an 8-man Cruiserweight Open which also involved Daivari, Shannon Moore, Funaki, Jamie Noble, Jimmy Wang Yang and Scotty 2 Hotty.
[9]: On September 28, 2007, SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero stated that Hornswaggle’s status as Mr. McMahon’s (kayfabe) son and his dimunitive stature would eventually jeopardize his well-being. On March 4, 2008, the WWE put the title on the retired section with the other past titles.

Credit goes to: PWI Almanac, wrestling-titles.com, and ProWrestlingHistory.com

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