1996

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1996
Monday Night Raw – (1/1/1996, Newark, DE)
RAW BOWL!
Monday Night Raw – (1/8/1996, Newark, DE)
So instead of giving the people fresh matchups, their latest idea to compete with Monday Nitro is to drive away their PPV customers!
Monday Night Raw – (1/15/1996, Newark, DE)
Undertaker vs. Kane – before it was cool!
Royal Rumble – (1/21/1996, Fresno, CA)
Shawn Michaels returns to the ring after getting his head kicked in!
Monday Night Raw – (1/22/1996, Stockton, CA)
The Kid thinks oversized baby bottles are hilarious!
Monday Night Raw – (1/29/1996, Stockton, CA)
The Dudes with Attitudes take on Camp Cornette. Well, individually.
Monday Night Raw – (2/5/1996, Stockton, CA)
If you like watching matches for free that you already paid to see, then this is the Raw for you!
In Your House #6 – (2/18/1996, Louisville, KY)
Bret Hart and Diesel settle their long feud once and for all in a STEEL CAGE!
Monday Night Raw – (2/19/1996, Cincinnati, OH)
For some reason, Razor Ramon doesn’t like ‘golden gay dudes’ hitting on him. What a homophobe.
Monday Night Raw – (2/26/1996, Cincinnati, OH)
Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels show each other respect and disrespect all in the same interview!
Monday Night Raw – (3/4/1996, Cincinnati, OH)
No Nitro? No problem! HBK vs. 1-2-3 Kid! Bret vs. HHH! It’s all good.
Monday Night Raw – (3/11/1996, San Antonio, TX)
Goldust makes a move on Roddy Piper while the Undertaker joins unlikely forces with Yokozuna to take on Owen Hart and Davey Boy Smith!
Monday Night Raw – (3/18/1996, San Antonio, TX)
While Diesel turns on Shawn Michaels in MSG, Undertaker and Paul Bearer freak him out with a wax figure in a casket!
Monday Night Raw – (3/25/1996, San Antonio, TX)
“YOU START THE FIRE IN MEEEEE!”
WrestleMania XII – (3/31/1996, Anaheim, CA)
Follow your dreams, Shawn!
Monday Night Raw – (4/1/1996, San Bernardino, CA)
A couple big debuts. Plus, Undertaker takes on Bradshaw 24 hours after battling Diesel!
Monday Night Raw – (4/8/1996, San Bernardino, CA)
Hey Mr. Fuji, your wrestler is so fat, he has to be carried out on a forklift when he breaks his leg.
Monday Night Raw – (4/15/1996, San Bernardino, CA)
Savio Vega CHEATS TO WIN!
Monday Night Raw – (4/22/1996, San Bernardino, CA)
So now Steve Austin cheats so Savio Vega can lose. Irony!
IYH: Good Friends, Better Enemies – (4/28/1996, Omaha, NE)
Just when you thought you had seen everything.
Monday Night Raw – (4/29/1996, Sioux City, IA)
Diana Hart-Smith makes an accusation about the Heartbreak Kid.
Monday Night Raw – (5/6/1996, Sioux City, IA)
Shawn Michaels having sex with a married woman? Yeah, that’ll put butts in the seats.
Monday Night Raw – (5/13/1996, Sioux City, IA)
Introducing, DESTRUCITY! In the main event, Shawn Michaels battles Hunter Hearst Helmsley right before his punishment starts for the MSG Incident!
Monday Night Raw – (5/20/1996, Sioux City, IA)
The 1-2-3 Kid finishes up his first run in the WWF, the Godwinns upset the Bodydonnas and take the tag titles in MSG, and Davey Boy Smith takes on Jake Roberts in a dull main event. Oh look, Shawn Michaels is doing color commentary!
IYH: Beware of Dog 1 & 2
(5/26 & 5/28/1996, Florence, SC/North Charleston, SC)
Not even the power going out can stop this from being a good show.
Monday Night Raw – (5/27/1996, Fayetteville, NC)
Goldust makes a move on the Mighty Mandingo. The results are nothing short of hilarious.
Monday Night Raw – (6/3/1996, Fayetteville, NC)
Jake the Snake takes on Hunter Hearst Helmsley in the KOTR qualifier. It’s June 1996. Who you think is winning?
Monday Night Raw – (6/10/1996, Fayetteville, NC)
Jerry Lawler gives the Ultimate Warrior a portrait of him. Things happen. Plus, the Undertaker main events against Davey Boy Smith!
Monday Night Raw – (6/17/1996, Fayetteville, NC)
STONE COLD STUNNER! AUSTIN! AUSTIN! AUSTIN!
King of the Ring – (6/23/1996, Milwaukee, WI)
Austin 3:16 is born.
Monday Night Raw – (6/24/1996, Green Bay, WI)
Tension builds after the King of the Ring as Paul Bearer manages Undertaker against Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Monday Night Raw – (7/1/1996, Green Bay, WI)
Shawn Michaels battles an old friend and foe.
Monday Night Raw – (7/8/1996, Green Bay, WI)
So who would you rather have on your team if your only choices were Psycho Sid and the Ultimate Warrior?
Monday Night Raw – (7/15/1996, Green Bay, WI)
The Smoking Gunns take on the WWF and IC champs. Well, individually speaking.
IYH: International Incident – (7/21/1996, Vancouver, BC, Canada)
You’ve probably never even heard of this show.
Monday Night Raw – (7/22/1996, Seattle, WA)
Hey, that man looks like Ron Simmons!
Monday Night Raw – (7/29/1996, Seattle, WA)
Taker-Austin 2!
Monday Night Raw – (8/5/1996, Seattle, WA)
Eleven men compete in a battle royal for a shot at the WWF title the night after SummerSlam!
Monday Night Raw – (8/12/1996, Seattle, WA)
Just six days before SummerSlam, the WWF Champion Shawn Michaels battles his old nemesis Owen Hart!
SummerSlam – (8/18/1996, Cleveland, OH)
HBK meets his beastliest challenge to date!
Monday Night Raw – (8/19/1996, Wheeling, WV)
The Intercontinental Title tournament begins! Plus, there’s ANOTHER battle royal to determine who faces Shawn Michaels for the WWFtitle! Are battle royals really the best way to find challengers for HBK?
Raw Championship Friday – (9/6/1996, Wheeling, WV)
Goldust faces Shawn Michaels for the WWF title. Elsewhere, the IC title tournament continues.
Monday Night Raw – (9/9/1996, Wheeling, WV)
Here comes the Stalker. Plus, Undertaker knocks Salvatore Sincere down a peg.
Monday Night Raw – (9/16/1996, Wheeling, WV)
IC title semifinals!
IYH: Mind Games – (9/22/1996, Philadelphia, PA)
There’s NO WAY that creepy Mankind fellow could ever be WWF champion.
Monday Night Raw – (9/23/1996, Hershey, PA)
Steve Austin wonders why the heck Barry Windham is covering up his face. Well, that’s the end of *that* gimmick.
Monday Night Raw – (9/30/1996, Hershey, PA)
Shawn Michaels and Vader team up with their managers for a big main event.
Monday Night Raw – (10/7/1996, Hershey, PA)
Psycho Sid battles Psycho Goldust, Bob Backlund gets psycho, and then psycho Mankind and psycho Taker dig graves!
Monday Night Raw – (10/14/1996, Hershey, PA)
Shawn Michaels meets Steve Austin in a DREAM match.
IYH: Buried Alive – (10/20/1996, Indianapolis, IN)
TAPHEPHOBIA IS RUNNING WILD~! Look it up.
Monday Night Raw – (10/21/1996, Ft Wayne, IN)
Is the WWF swerving us or just plain lying to us? How could you think dangling a return to the ring for Mr. Perfect would draw ratings?
Monday Night Raw – (10/28/1996, Ft Wayne, IN)
HBK/Bulldog III!
Monday Night Raw – (11/4/1996, Ft Wayne, IN)
Austin 3:16 meets Pillman 9MM glock!
Monday Night Raw – (11/11/1996, Ft Wayne, IN)
Shawn Michaels knocks out Psycho Sid colder than a block of ice. Whoops.
Survivor Series – (11/17/1996, New York City)
Bret Hart returns to beat some respect into Stone Cold.
Monday Night Raw – (11/18/1996, New Haven, CT)
Steve Austin and the Undertaker have a moment. Plus, Psycho Sid has some words for the Bretman.
Monday Night Raw – (11/25/1996, New Haven, CT)
Bret wrestles Owen for the last time, Rocky Maivia makes his RAW debut, and Shawn Michaels has an attitude adjustment.
Monday Night Raw – (12/2/1996, New Haven, CT)
The worst episode of the Monday Night Wars?
Monday Night Raw – (12/9/1996, New Haven, CT)
Undertaker meets Mankind: No Holds Barred.
IYH: It’s Time – (12/15/1996, West Palm Beach, FL)
It’s time…it’s time…it’s Sid time?
Monday Night Raw – (12/16/1996, Tampa, FL)
Steve Austin battles Vader while Bart Gunn does something awful to his brother.
Monday Night Raw – (12/23/1996, Tampa, FL)
Marc Mero gets another rematch with the IC champ.
Monday Night Raw – (12/30/1996, Albany, NY)
The Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels Summit!
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