The SmarK Rant for WWF Thursday RAW Thursday!–02.13.97

(Ah, well, I guess I did do a review of this one previously.  I’m old, I lose track after a while, what can I say?) 

The Smark Retro RAW Rant for Thursday RAW Thursday…Live!

– Reasoning behind this show was the annual dog show, plus conspiracy-minded fans at the time thought that perhaps Vince was testing the waters for an unopposed timeslot move. God knows no one expected USA to finance a change to a live two-hour show every week. Originally this show was going to feature Sid winning the World title back from Shawn Michaels in a rematch from Royal Rumble, but, and you won’t BELIEVE this, Shawn didn’t want to job the belt! I know, I know, I’m as shocked as you are that a fine upstanding champion like Shawn would balk at doing the honors for someone else. In fact, not only wouldn’t he job to Sid, but he mysteriously developed a heretofore unheard of knee injury that might put him out of wrestling FOREVER. Gosh, that’s certainly serious, everyone said, better give him a 20 minute slot on the show to deliver a tearful goodbye and vacate the title. I’m all broken up just thinking about it right now. Let’s go to the matches before I lose it…

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–03.01.93

(We’re getting a bit behind on these, so here’s another one before we hit tomorrow’s Observer Flashback.) 

The SmarK Legacy Rant for Monday Night RAW – March 1 1993

– Yeah, I know I should get back to reviewing Wrestling Challenge again or whatever, but this show is like crack, I can see why CRZ used to love recapping it so much.

– Live from New York.

– Your hosts are Vince, Macho and Elvis. Wow, Bartlett as an Elvis impersonator. BA-ZING, now there’s cutting edge comedy.

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Monday Night Raw – December 16, 2002

Monday Night Raw
Date: December 16, 2002
Location: TD Waterhouse Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

We’re past the final pay per view of the year and that means it’s time to get ready for the 2003 Royal Rumble. That also means that the new Raw World Champion HHH needs a new challenger, which means we’re in for a major problem in the next month or two. Words don’t do the upcoming nightmares justice so let’s get to it.

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Monday Night Raw – December 9, 2002

Monday Night Raw
Date: December 9, 2002
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

It’s the go home show for Armageddon and that means it’s time for the HHH vs. Shawn Michaels Show (as in the official version instead of the unofficial one we’ve seen for weeks now). Other than that, I really can’t think of anything important that Raw has to offer on Sunday but it’s not like Raw cares about anyone but these two anyway. Let’s get to it.

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