What the World Was Watching: Monday Night RAW – February 27, 1995

Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette are in the booth and they are taped from Macon, Georgia.

Lex Luger recaps his feud with Tatanka and says that Chief Jay Strongbow will be in his corner tonight when he looks to finish Tatanka for good.  The beginning of this promo was humorous as Luger struggled to speak and flex his pectoral muscles at the same time.

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What the World Was Watching: The Action Zone – February 26, 1995

Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are on commentary and they are still taped from Fort Myers, Florida.

A video package recaps the end of last week’s British Bulldog-Bob Backlund match that led to today’s tag team main event between the Bulldog and Bret Hart against Backlund and Owen Hart.

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The SmarK Rant for the Monday Night Wars–01.27.97

The SmarK 24/7 Rant for The Monday Night War – January 27 1997

– This will be my last rant for a week or so, as we’re moving and the cable doesn’t get hooked up until next Tuesday. How I will live without 24/7 for a week, I honestly don’t know.  (Backstory!  This was written around 2007, and we were moving because we were kicked out of our dream apartment due to the building getting sold for condos.  It was wonderful, because there was a second bathroom and I had my own office for writing and a FIREPLACE and everything. The real kick in the pants is that we actually repainted it ourselves because we wanted to make it perfect, and then they decided to use our place as the show room because we did such a good job on it.  We were then kicked out of the NEXT place we rented as well, because the owners also sold the property, and finally bought our own house in 2010 and we’ve been there ever since.  Unfortunately I have no office now and only one bathroom, but at least we know we’re not getting the property sold out from under us.)  

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What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – February 25, 1995

Vince McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon are doing commentary and they are still taped from West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Repost: The SmarK Rant for Royal Rumble 1993

(As requested, here’s a repost of the Rumble 93 rant to go with today’s Observer Flashback.  This one DESPERATELY needs a redo, but here’s my 2012 amended version at least.)

The Netcop Retro Rant for the Royal Rumble 1993.

(2012 Scott sez:  First ever Royal Rumble available on PPV in Edmonton back in the day!  And man what a disappointment!  It’s funny because PPV didn’t launch until Summerslam 92 in my neck of the woods, and we bought pretty much everything offered, and they all sucked.  Survivor Series 92, Halloween Havoc 92, Starrcade 92, Rumble 93, Wrestlemania 9…thanks a lot, PPV.)

– Live from the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, home of some basketball team.

– Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–01.18.93

(Once again, to follow up on the Observer Flashback from earlier this morning, here’s the corresponding episode of RAW!) 

The SmarK Legacy Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – January 18 1993

– Live from New York

– Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Rob Bartlett and Randy Savage (who is attacked by Repo Man in your first angle of the week, already)

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVI

Taped from Austin, TX

Airdate:  April 28, 1990 (taped 4/23)

Attendance:  8,500

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

It’s time for the Warrior era! Will the WWF go in a nonsensical direction? Or will Warrior just continue that by himself? Read on!

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What the World Was Watching: Monday Night Raw – February 20, 1995

Vince McMahon and Jim Cornette are in the booth and they are live from Macon, Georgia.  Less than 3,000 fans bought tickets to this show, illustrating just how cold the product was at the time.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–01.11.93

The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Monday Night RAW – January 11 1993

– Well, you knew I had to get around to this one sooner or later. At the point when this show debuted, WWF Superstars was still the primary outlet for the angles and major happenings, whereas this crazy “RAW” show was just an experiment to replace Prime Time Wrestling, kind of like Shotgun Saturday Night was intended to be later on. But then syndication died and cable became the future, and here we are.

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