–Boyz 2 Men sing “America the Beautiful” to kick off the show. They receive a Cena-like mixed reaction.
–Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler are in the booth and they are live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
WrestleMania XV Rage Party
Date: March 27, 1999
Hosts: Dok Hendrix, Michael Cole, Shane McMahon
Venue: Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
I saw this on one of the darker corners of the internet today and just had to give it a watch.
And then after a quick search of the BoD archives, turning up no hits, I figured I’d throw it up on here.
Before there was Fan Axxess, there was the Rage Party – WWF’s attempt at a Super Bowl style pre-party, promoted as a sort of after-dark rave meets wrestling, with live music performances, promos, and stooges-related comedy, nestled in the heart of the Attitude era. It took place the night before WrestleMania XV and aired live, late at night on the USA Network (I want to say it started at like 11PM ET).
And oh boy, was this thing a treat…