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WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (09.13.98)

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT
September 13, 1998
Lowell, MA
Tsongas Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Triple H (8/30/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

VINCE’S LATEST MASTER PLAN: we get clips of the announcement that Steve Austin will be defending the WWF title at In Your House: Breakdown on September 27 in a triple-threat match against Kane and the Undertaker. Why didn’t he think of this sooner?

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERRE! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Shane McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (09.06.98)

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT
September 6, 1998
New Haven, CT
New Haven Coliseum

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: Triple H (8/30/1998)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (8/30/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERRE! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Shane McMahon. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT (08.30.98)

WWF: SuNDAY NiGHT HeAT
August 30, 1998
New York City
Madison Square Garden

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Mankind (8/10/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERRE! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Shane McMahon, and Shawn Michaels. Yes, SHAWN MICHAELS. He does his whole entrance and everything. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (08.17.98)

WWF: Raw is War
August 17, 1998
Des Moines, IA
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Mankind (8/10/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Before we hit that Raw intro, Stone Cold Steve Austin is shown outside Mr. McMahon’s office door trying to break in, but of course Vince won’t budge. He yells that Vince better meet him in the ring right now. Alright, now play the intro.

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

WWF: Raw is War (08.03.98)

WWF: Raw is War
August 3, 1998
San Diego, CA
San Diego Sports Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Undertaker & Steve Austin (7/26/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. After not watching old school RAW for a long while, you forget how BADASS the intro was. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (12.10.07) 15th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!

WWE: RAW
December 10, 2007
Bridgeport, CT
Arena at Harbor Yard

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Jeff Hardy (9/3/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch (9/8/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. That was one amazing show intro. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Fully Loaded – In Your House XXIII (07.98)

WWF: Fully Loaded: In Your House
July 26, 1998
Fresno, CA
Selland Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Steve Austin (6/29/1998)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Kane & Mankind (7/13/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Before the show, Sable gives Jerry Lawler a sneak peek of what she’ll be wearing in the bikini contest later tonight. He acts like he’s never seen plastic before and reacts as only Lawler can.

Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE WrestleMania 23

WWE: WrestleMania 23
April 1, 2007
Detroit, MI
Ford Field

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (9/17/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Umaga (2/19/2007)
World Tag Team Champions: John Cena & Shawn Michaels (1/29/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Melina (2/19/2007)
ECW World Champion: Bobby Lashley (12/3/2006)
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: Chavo Guerrero (2/18/2007)

From the Figure Four Weekly dated April 9, 2007:

Between pay-per-view revenue, live attendance and merchandise, this show should gross in the neighborhood of $46 million. WWE claimed 80,103 fans from 24 countries paid $5.38 million to attend. The gate is legit and it is a new company record. I cannot confirm the attendance, but they had sold all 70,000 available tickets in the weeks before the show and more were released in the final seven days. I believe the building was set up for 75,000, but they were also selling SRO (standing-room only) tickets, so that number may be legit. It likely broke the attendance set at WrestleMania III of 78,000 fans, which the company inflated to 93,173 and has since become part of legend. The most-attended WWE show in history remains the 1992 SummerSlam at Wembley Stadium, which drew 80,355. The biggest gate in wrestling history remains the Antonio Inoki retirement show in 1998 which made over $7 million at the Tokyo Dome. WrestleMania XXIII will likely do around $1 million in merchandise, and the expected 740,000 domestic buys would net the company $22 million. It should be noted that it still falls below the December 30, 2006 Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz fight both in the gate ($5.4 million, which is actually fantastically impressive because that show only drew 1/6 the attendance) and the domestic buyrate (1.05 million buys). Worldwide, WWE should pull in 1.2 million buys.

They replay Vince McMahon’s introduction of Aretha Franklin from WrestleMania 3 as she returns to sing the National Anthem.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole & JBL, and Joey Styles & Tazz.
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WWF: Raw is War (06.29.98)

WWF: Raw is War
June 29, 1998
Cleveland, OH
Gund Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
WWF Champion: Kane (6/28/1998)
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)

They kick off the show with EXCITING STILL SHOTS from last night at the King of the Ring set to commentary from Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler as they announced the *brand new* WWF champion – KANE!

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: King of the Ring 1998

WWF: King of the Ring
June 28, 1998
Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh Civic 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. Read the rest of this entry

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