Was it true that USA Network was so upset when the Steve Austin/Brian Pillman home-invasion/gun angle aired in late 1996 that they threatened to cancel Raw, or put it on in a late night timeslot? If this is accurate I find it ironic, what with the Attitude Era being right around the corner.
Yup, wrong place, wrong time.
That being said, USA Network was in on the angle the whole time, and only threw WWE under the bus after the fact when everyone complained about the angle and all of a sudden they'd NEVER approve something that horrible on THEIR network. The stuff about cancelling RAW was other people suggesting that USA cancel the show, not USA themselves.