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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

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WWF: IYH XV – Cold Day In Hell (05.97)

WWF: In Your House – Cold Day in Hell
May 11, 1997
Richmond, VA
Richmond Coliseum

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)

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 (04.21.97)

WWF: Raw is War
April 21, 1997
Binghamton, NY
Broome County Arena

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)

PDRwrestling fans, we have now officially made it to the Vince Russo Era of the WWF. This one is widely considered by many WWF fans to be one of – if not the – top Raw show to date. I hope I do it justice.

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

Raw is War Recap (03.31.97)

WWF Raw is War
March 31, 1997
Peoria, IL
Civic Center
(Taped on 3/25/97)


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)

A dramatized recap of the Bret-Shawn confrontation from last week kicks off the show. That Bret Hart is such a jerk!

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

Raw is War Recap (03.24.97)

WWF Raw is War
March 24, 1997
Rockford, IL
Metro Center

LIVE!

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)

HOUR NUMBER ONE! 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

Raw is War Recap (03.17.97)

WWF Raw is War
March 17, 1997
Syracuse, NY
War Memorial Auditorium

LIVE!

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)

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

Raw is War (03.10.97)

WWF Raw is War
March 10, 1997
Worcester, MA
The Centrum

LIVE!

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)

Explosions are happening inside of a warehouse! Reflections of WWF superstars are seen on walls! People are fighting each other! IS THAT EVIL MARILYN MANSON MUSIC I HEAR? It must be the debut of RAW is WAR.

A tougher-looking show was just the thing the WWF needed at the time. We see pyro, we see the debut of the giant Titan Tron, and we see the steel rampway. All this change and yet we still have the same old red-white-blue colored ring. They may now have Attitude, but Vince is still totally 100% American. Those colors don’t run, ya know.

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

Monday Night Raw (02.24.97)

Monday Night Raw
February 24, 1997
New York City
Manhattan Center
LIVE!

The current WWF champs were as follows:
World Champion: Psycho Sid (2/17/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Rocky Maivia (2/13/1997)
World Tag Team Champions: Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith (9/22/1996)

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler. JR has some time off to be with his family after his father passed away. Read the rest of this entry

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