What the World Was Watching: Monday Night RAW – February 6, 1995

Vince McMahon gives a recap of last week’s show where King Kong Bundy needed interference from the Million Dollar Corporation to beat Mabel in a “mini Royal Rumble” match.  Tonight Mabel looks to settle the score in a six man tag.

Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels are doing commentary and they are still taped from Palmetto, Florida.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–12.16.96

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 12.16.96

Back to the other side of the equation, with the post-PPV show. And everyone can un-knot their panties, I’m not dropping the Observer recaps, I was just tired of not reviewing wrestling on a regular basis because I love reviewing wrestling. It’s kind of my thing. So my goal is to have Nitro up on Tuesday mornings, followed by RAW on Wednesdays, and fill in other days with Observers. Fair warning: Once Nitro hits 3 hours, I’m done. Luckily there’s still years of RAW at two hours to come.

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – January 28, 1995

Vince McMahon recaps how the Smoking Gunns became the new WWF Tag Team Champions on Monday Night RAW when they defeated Bob Holly and the 1-2-3 Kid.

McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are announcing taped matches from one of the WWF’s favorite locations:  Corpus Christi, Texas!

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Night RAW – January 23, 1995

Vince McMahon apologizes to Lawrence Taylor for Bam Bam Bigelow’s conduct at the Royal Rumble and announces that Bigelow has been suspended without pay.

Vince and Shawn Michaels are doing commentary and they are live from Palmetto, Florida.  Vince puts over how Michaels won from the #1 position and Michaels says he is going to put some moves on Pamela Anderson.  It is so weird to see the winner of the Rumble not getting a twenty minute promo to start the show.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF In Your House: It’s Time! (12.15.96)

The SmarK Rant for In Your House: It’s Time! (12.15.96)

Hey, welcome to rock bottom for the WWF, pretty much.

Live from West Palm Beach, FL, drawing 5700 people and a paltry 0.35 buyrate, which was, if not the lowest in history up until that point, at least one of them.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler & JR

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What the World Was Watching: Royal Rumble 1995

A limousine pulls into the backstage area and Pamela Anderson walks out.  She goes to her locker room as WWF wrestlers, led by Dink of all people, hoot and holler.  What?  You expected respectful manners out of a group of wrestlers?

As a side note, when you have been watching tons of television tapings from Liberty, New York in a high school gym for weeks on end it really makes you appreciate the bigger venue that this show is in and it makes everything seem more important.

Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are on the mic and they are live from Tampa, Florida.  What is hilarious about the opening is that Vince tries to introduce the Spanish announce team and Hugo Savinovich just stays seated with his back to the camera.

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