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WWF: Raw is War (07.06.98)

WWF: Raw is War
July 6, 1998
State College, PA
Bryce Jordan Center

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 New Age Outlaws (3/30/1998)
European Champion: Triple H (3/17/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

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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 (04.20.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
April 20, 1998
Long Island, NY
Nassau Coliseum

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. Last week left us with one question: WHY DUDE, WHY?
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WWF: Raw is War (03.02.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
March 2, 1998
Cleveland, OH
Gund Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Owen Hart (1/26/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Kevin Kelly.
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WWF: Raw is War (02.23.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
February 23, 1998
Waco, TX
Heart of Texas Coliseum

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Owen Hart (1/26/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Kevin Kelly.
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WWF: Raw Saturday Night (02.21.1998)

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WWF: Raw Saturday Night
February 21, 1998
Dallas, TX
Reunion Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Owen Hart (1/26/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Raw gets delayed this week until Saturday night due to the Westminster Dog Show. This is the last time that ever happens.

TIME TO GET RAW! Your hosts are Jim Ross, Michael Cole, and Kevin Kelly.
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WWF: No Way Out! (of Texas) – In Your House XX

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WWF: No Way Out! (of Texas) – In Your House XX
February 15, 1998
Houston, TX
Compaq Center

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Owen Hart (1/26/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

FREE FOR ALL: Dok Hendrix announces that Shawn Michaels is out of the main event due to a back injury. What Dok doesn’t tell us is that he was diagnosed on Wednesday as having two herniated discs in his back. Is it possible Shawn was supposed to take the Stone Cold Stunner and do the job here? Hmm. So who will be his replacement? Hendrix says DX always has a plan and the possibilities of Shawn’s replacement is mind-boggling if you think about it. If you don’t think about it, is it supposed to be easy? Anyways, the main event has now been changed to an anything goes brawl one fall to a finish just like we like it in Texas.
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WWF: Raw is War (02.09.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
February 9, 1998
Evansville, IN
Roberts Municipal Stadium

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Owen Hart (1/26/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Before we even begin, we celebrate Freddie Blassie’s 80th birthday as Sunny impersonates Marilyn Monroe and sings “Happy Birthday, Mr. Blassie”. She even does the bit from “The Seven Year Itch” where her dress flies up.

They show a video package highlighting what happened at the end of Raw between Steve Austin and DX. Tonight, there will be stone cold hell to pay, says Cole.

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WWF: Raw is War (02.02.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
February 2, 1998
Indianapolis, IN
Market Square Arena

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Owen Hart (1/26/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

We open the show with an announcement made by D-Generation X. This is the famous “State of the Union” address channeling a little bit of George Carlin by pointing out words they can and cannot say on TV with the words they can’t say being bleeped and their mouths being covered with DX censor graphics. Shawn’s facial expressions are pretty funny. I believe the unedited version airs on some DX videotape the WWF released way back when. Being an Arrested Development fan, my mind can’t help but wander to the time Gob gave a sexual harassment speech to the Bluth company staff which had much funnier results than this did. All the same, this is a fun little parody of network censorship that really doesn’t make much sense. Some words are bad, some words are worse, and who or what decides that seems arbitrary. They even manage to make it a little topical treating the whole thing like a Bill Clinton press announcement. Shawn – “I did not sleep with that young intern – as a matter of fact, I was up all night!” Apparently, USA Network liked it.

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WWF: Raw is War (01.26.98)

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WWF: Raw is War
January 26, 1998
Davis, CA
UC Davis Rec Hall

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: The Rock (12/8/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: The New Age Outlaws (11/24/1997)
European Champion: Triple H (12/22/1997)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

We begin the program with an extended video package highlighting how Mike Tyson went from being the biggest Stone Cold Steve Austin fan at the Royal Rumble to getting in a scuffle with him last week on Raw. ALL HELL HAS BROKEN LOOSE. Tyson wants Austin one-on-one at WrestleMania 14. Don King will join us with some comments. Plus, the WWF champ Shawn Michaels will add in his two cents on the Tyson-Austin Incident.

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