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WWWF: All-Star Wrestling (09.13.75)

WWWF: All Star Wrestling
September 13, 1975
Hamburg, PA
Hamburg Fieldhouse

Your current WWWF champions are as follows:
WWWF Heavyweight Champion: Bruno Sammartino (12/10/1973)
WWWF World Tag Team Champions: The Blackjacks (8/26/1975)

Pop Culture #1s of the Time:
#1 Movie of the Week: Jaws starring Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss
#1 Song of the Week: Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell
#1 TV Show of 75-76 Season: All in the Family starring Carroll O’Connor

The following wrestling exhibition requires discretionary viewer participation. This intro would sound a lot jazzier if these clips were set to the similar Barney Miller theme song.

Your host is Vince McMahon and Antonino Rocca. Apparently, Rocca is one big mark for Tony Parisi. Read the rest of this entry

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TEN YEARS AFTER: WrestleMania 22

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WWE: WrestleMania 22
April 2, 2006
Rosemont, IL
Allstate Arena

The current WWE champions are as follows:
WWE Champion: John Cena (1/29/2006)
WWE Intercontinental Champion: Shelton Benjamin (2/20/2006)
World Tag Team Champions: Big Show & Kane (11/1/2005)
WWE Women’s Champion: Trish Stratus (1/9/2005)
World Heavyweight Champion: Kurt Angle (1/10/2006)
WWE United States Champion: Chris Benoit (2/19/2006)
WWE Tag Team Champions: MNM (12/30/2005)
WWE Cruiserweight Champion: Gregory Helms (1/29/2006)

TEN YEARS AFTER: With WrestleMania 32 coming up tomorrow, I thought it might be cool to look at how WWE has changed with ten years of perspective and see if there are any similarities between then and now. Injuries and careers ending changed the game. In 2006, it’s Batista missing WrestleMania and Eddie Guerrero passing away in October. In 2016, it’s Seth Rollins injured and Daniel Bryan whose career was cut short. John Cena is in his first year of being *the man* in WWE and he’s REALLY getting booed by WWE fans right about now. In 2016, Roman Reigns is getting treated even worse by WWE fans than John Cena. Either way, both received big pushes and neither one of them were embraced by the audience. Triple H headlines his fourth WrestleMania here and he’s still being used to help boost the main event players to this day. A McMahon is mixed up in a match that he should have no chance (in hell) of winning. Shane McMahon is here. The Undertaker is still around. In 2006, we’re witnessing the blowoff to the best Divas feud in WWE history. The Divas title match going down this year is comparable to this level of greatness IMO. Just so many comparisons, it almost seems intentional. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Raw is War (11.10.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
November 10, 1997
Ottawa, Ontario
Corel Centre

The current WWF champs are as follows:
World Champion: Shawn Michaels (11/9/1997)
Intercontinental Champion: Steve Austin (11/9/1997)
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 Jim Ross and Jim Cornette. Bret Hart is still in the opening credits. Just saying. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: Survivor Series 1997 (or THE ‘MONTREAL SCREWJOB IS A WORK’ DEFENSE)

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WWF: Survivor Series
November 9, 1997
Montreal, Quebec
Molson Centre

The current WWF champs are 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)

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

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 (07.21.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
July 21, 1997
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Metro Centre

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: Steve Austin & Dude Love (7/14/1997)

Back to Canada. The Hart Foundation are babyfaces again!

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

WWF: Raw is War (07.14.97)

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WWF: Raw is War
July 14, 1997
San Antonio, TX
Freeman 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: Vacant (6/16/1997)

They kick things off with a video package detailing how beloved the Hart Foundation were on the brief tour of western Canada, and how they expect the reaction to be quite different here tonight in Texas.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jim Ross. Read the rest of this entry

WWF: IYH XVI – Canadian Stampede (07.97)

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WWF: In Your House – Canadian Stampede
July 6, 1997
Calgary, AB, Canada
The Saddledome

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: Vacant (6/16/1997)

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

WWF: Raw is War (06.16.97)

WWF: Raw is War
June 16, 1997
Lake Placid, NY
Olympic 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: Vacant (6/16/1997)

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

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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