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WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches (DISC ONE)

WWE – Unreleased: Never Before Seen Matches
1986-1995
Disc One

I haven’t completed a DVD recap in a while and this one looked pretty interesting, so I thought I would give it a shot. Heck, I haven’t purchased a WWE DVD in forever, so you know this had to have peaked my interest on some level.

AT FIRST GLANCE: Disc one covers the 1980s portion of the set and creeps into 1990 a little bit. Some of the tag matches could be interesting. On disc one, I’m most interested in the handicap match between Hogan and Savage against the Hart Foundation and the Honky Tonk Man. I think that could possibly be a hidden gem. The Powers of Pain against the Rockers could be promising as well. While this doesn’t surprise me that it’s part of the set because it’s WWE, I’m scratching my head over why they would think we would want to sit through Andre the Giant and Big John Studd — in 1989. Nevertheless, let’s get at it.
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WWF: Raw is War (10.27.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
October 27, 1997
Tulsa, OK
Tulsa Convention Center

The current WWF champs were 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 Vince McMahon and Jim Ross. Not sure where Jerry is at tonight. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (10.20.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
October 20, 1997
Oklahoma City, OK
Myriad Convention Center

The current WWF champs were 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 Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (10.13.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
October 13, 1997
Topeka, KS
Landon Arena

The current WWF champs were 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 Godwinns (10/5/1997)

TONIGHT: The Legion of Doom have vowed to win the WWF tag titles – or RETIRE.

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

WWF: Raw is War (10.06.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
October 6, 1997
Kansas City, MO
Kemper Arena

The current WWF champs were 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 Godwinns (10/5/1997)

SIDE NOTE: All heel champions right now.

Vince McMahon is in the ring and announces that Brian Pillman tragically died yesterday. All the WWF superstars and referees are on the ramp with a picture of Pillman on the TitanTron. Oddly enough, Owen Hart is the first wrestler that gets a close-up shot. If you’ll notice, we are in the same building where Owen unfortunately descended from the ceiling and ultimately fell to his demise. Of course, Pillman was a member of the Hart Foundation, but you can see why that’s weird, right? Brian receives the ten-bell salute as everyone reflects on this great wrestler. But the show must go on.

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

WWF – Badd Blood: In Your House (10.97)

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WWF – Badd Blood: In Your House
October 5, 1997
St. Louis, MO
Kiel Center

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/8/1997)
European Champion: Shawn Michaels (9/20/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Headbangers (9/7/1997)

NOTE: This is my 1000th post on PDRwrestling! Since 2007, ladies and gentlemen.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler. This is the last PPV where Vince is lead commentator. Outside of the main event, this is not one of his best nights to say the least.
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WWF: Raw is War (09.29.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
September 29, 1997
Albany, NY
Pepsi Arena

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/8/1997)
European Champion: Shawn Michaels (9/20/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Headbangers (9/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: Raw is War (09.22.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
September 22, 1997
New York City
Madison Square Garden

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/8/1997)
European Champion: Shawn Michaels (9/20/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Headbangers (9/7/1997)

It was either recap this or recap Battleground. Although I will recap that show too, this wasn’t really a very difficult choice to make.

Fancy video package highlighting the historical importance of Madison Square Garden to the WWF. It would have been amazing back in 1997 with no YouTube or WWE Network, but now it’s just another video.

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: One Night Only 1997 (UK PPV)

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WWF: One Night Only
September 20, 1997
Birmingham, England
NEC Arena

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/8/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Headbangers (9/7/1997)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, and Jerry Lawler.
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WWF: Raw is War (09.15.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
September 15, 1997
Muncie, IN
Worthen Arena

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Bret Hart (8/3/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Vacant (9/8/1997)
European Champion: Davey Boy Smith (3/3/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The Headbangers (9/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. Vince is afraid of what happen if Stone Cold Steve Austin is around.
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