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WWF: Raw is War (08.24.98)

WWF: Raw is War
August 24, 1998
Philadelphia, PA
CoreStates 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: Kane & Mankind (8/10/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

The Undertaker is walking out of his dressing room – and KANE IS WALKING BEHIND HIM. They are totally in cahoots! What’s going to happen?!

TIME TO GET RAW. Your hosts are Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler. 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 (08.10.98)

WWF: Raw is War
August 10, 1998
Omaha, NE
Omaha Civic 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: The Undertaker & Steve Austin (7/26/1998)
European Champion: D’Lo Brown (7/20/1998)
Light Heavyweight Champion: TAKA Michinoku (12/7/1997)

Before we see the RAW intro, we catch up with Mankind pacing around backstage carrying a chair and talking to himself about knowing the truth and how he can’t handle it. He continues to pace up some stairs until we can no longer see or hear him. He’s a MESS.

They show a video package highlighting the Undertaker and Kane’s complicated relationship and how Mankind getting waffled with chairs and TOMBSTONE PILEDRIVERS on the floor are getting in the middle of it all. In case you missed Sunday Night Heat, Undertaker posed as Kane and assaulted Mankind, thus furthering the belief there’s collusion between the two Brothers of Destruction. We might find out just what the hell is going on tonight on RAW!

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

WWE: The Best of WWE – The Best of Yokozuna

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THE BEST OF WWE: The Best of Yokozuna
Runtime: 3 Hours

  • Yokozuna (w/Mr. Fuji) vs. Koko B. Ware – (WWF Monday Night Raw, 1/11/93)

From the first episode of RAW. Koko is part of the High Energy tag team with Owen Hart at the time, while Yokozuna was squashing everybody in his path. Literally. WHOA! Rob Bartlett is the first to drop an “A” bomb on Raw. Koko tries his hardest just to knock Yoko off his feet, but it just isn’t going to happen. Yoko avoids a charge and sends Koko throat-first to the top-rope. Like a one-handed hotshot. Yoko follows up with the Leg Drop, the Avalanche, and the BANZAI DROP to pick up the win. (3:45) B. Ware of Yoko. Seriously, this guy will CRUSH you. ½* Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (03.24.08)

WWE: RAW
March 24, 2008
Columbia, SC
Colonial Center

The current RAW champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: Randy Orton (10/7/2007)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Chris Jericho (3/10/2008)
World Tag Team Champions: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (03.10.08)

WWE: RAW
March 10, 2008
Milwaukee, WI
Bradley Center

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: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

THIS WEEK IS A THREE-HOUR WRESTLEMANIA 24 REWIND NIGHT! What does that mean exactly? Well, you get to see the Undertaker and Mark Henry in a casket match again! YEAH!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (02.25.08)

WWE: RAW
February 25, 2008
Phoenix, AZ
US Airways Center

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: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

We start the show with a recap video highlighting what went down last week as John Cena battled Randy Orton to earn another shot at the WWE championship. To add to the drama, Triple H – who is supposed to face Randy Orton at WrestleMania for the WWE title – was made the special referee. No favors were shown to Orton, John Cena won the match by pinfall to make the WrestleMania main event now a triple-threat match, and then Triple H left them both laying in the center of the ring with PEDIGREES and stood tall over top of them with the WWE title in hand.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (02.11.08)

WWE: RAW
February 11, 2008
Austin, TX
Frank Irwin Center

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: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. Read the rest of this entry

TEN YEARS AFTER: WWE RAW (01.21.08)

WWE: RAW
January 21, 2008
Hampton, VA
Hampton Coliseum

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: Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (12/10/2007)
WWE Women’s Champion: Beth Phoenix (10/7/2007)

Read along if you have the WWE Network!

To begin the show, we get a MLK Jr. video package that tells us, “Long Live the Dream”.

Next up, there’s a video package showing a pretty violent exchange between Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy as things are HEATIN’ UP as Hardy gave Orton a SWANTON BOMB from a really high part of the old RAW set.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler. WWE HAS GONE HD. That’s right. This is the first episode of RAW to broadcast in high definition and the beginning of the WWE|HD era. There’s a sweet brand new HD set and everything! Read the rest of this entry

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