–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are the commentary team for today’s show and they are still in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
–Vince McMahon recaps Sid’s cowardly behavior that dates back to a sneak attack on Shawn Michaels the night after WrestleMania XI. Sid says that he will tell the audience later tonight why he does not fear a lumberjack match against Diesel at In Your House 2.
–McMahon and Jerry Lawler are tonight’s commentary team and they are still taped from Danville, Pennsylvania.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Wheeling, West Virginia. Hendrix relives his Freebird days by dancing to Michaels theme music in the announce booth.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are on commentary and are broadcasting from Struthers, Ohio as we conclude the tapings and prepare for this weekend’s King of the Ring pay-per-view. McMahon says that the stench coming from our television set is due to Lawler’s feet.
–A video package recaps how the Shawn Michaels-Rad Radford feature match was set up on last week’s show.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are broadcasting today’s edition of the show and they are still in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.
–A video package plays up the ongoing Bret Hart-Jerry Lawler feud, including Bret’s challenge to Lawler on Monday Night RAW.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are the commentary team for today’s show and they are taped from Danbury, Connecticut.
–A promo video puts over how King Kong Bundy is going to try to put Shawn Michaels on the shelf permanently tonight in their King of the Ring qualifying match.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are in the booth and they are taped from Binghamton, New York.
–A video package hypes today’s Sid-Bob Holly feature match, with Sid saying that Holly has made the biggest mistake of his life by agreeing to face him.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill are doing commentary and they are inaugurating a new set of tapings in Springfield, Massachusetts. The tapings were held on May 17 and drew 2,800 fans according to historyofwwe.com.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are on commentary duties and they are still in Des Moines, Iowa.
–Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill recap the Diesel-Bam Bam Bigelow match for the WWF title that occurred on Monday Night RAW, as well as how Bigelow turned face after the bout when he was beaten down by the Million Dollar Corporation.
–Ross and Pettengill are doing commentary for today’s show and they are taped from Moline, Illinois. The tapings took place on April 26 and had a papered attendance of 5,500.
–Ross and Pettengill announce that the 1-2-3 Kid was supposed to face Jeff Jarrett for the Intercontinental title on today’s show but he is injured. As a result, Bob Holly will face Jarrett instead. Jarrett says that he will show Holly how great he is, while Holly promises to cross the finish line.
–Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix are in the booth and they are taped from Des Moines, Iowa. These tapings occurred on April 25. Thehistoryofwwe.com says that 4,500 people attended the tapings but that they were “papered,” meaning that the company gave away free tickets for people to show up to the arena.
–McMahon and Hendrix discuss Diesel’s WWF title defense against Bam Bam Bigelow on RAW and how Bigelow was kicked out of the Million Dollar Corporation after the bout.
–A video package hypes tonight’s main event for the WWF title between Diesel and Bam Bam Bigelow. Vince McMahon plays up that Sid is not happy that Bigelow is getting a title shot prior to In Your House.
–Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are doing commentary and they are live from Omaha, Nebraska. Historyofwwe.com notes that of the 5,800 that attended the tapings, only 4,000 paid.
–Vince McMahon hypes today’s battle between the Smoking Gunns and the Shoguns (Hakushi and Kwang).
–McMahon and Dok Hendrix – the name that the WWF has given to Michael Hayes – have the commentary duties and they are still in Glen Falls, New York. This is Hayes’s debut as the company chose him to fill color commentary duties over others that they reportedly auditioned, which included Shane Douglas.
With a few work-related obligations out of the way for the immediate future that absorbed the last month of my time, we return to the WWF in 1995. We are less than twenty-four hours away from the Royal Rumble in Tampa, Florida, but before we get there we have “go home” broadcast of Wrestling Challenge.
–Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase are in the booth and are still in Liberty, New York.
Monday Night Raw
Date: August 12, 2002
Location: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
With less than two weeks to go before Summerslam, it might be nice to add a few matches to the card. Unless I’m missing something, all we have at the moment is Rock vs. Lesnar and HHH vs. Shawn Michaels. While those are both big matches, you need more than that to fill out a show. I mean, Shawn and HHH might disagree but not everyone thinks like they do. Let’s get to it.