The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 07.17.95
Nothing terribly interesting in the Observer for this week, aside from Meltzer’s incredulous note that he never would have believed that a UFC PPV could actually beat a WWF one, but that actually happened with King of the Ring. Now of course it’s a disaster if UFC doesn’t double or triple the WWE shows. King of the Ring, by the way, did 130,000 buys, which at the time was a “Wall Street stockbrokers jumping off the Empire State building” type of buyrate, but now would be a decent B-show number. How times have changed. He does get one zinger in with “Killer Kowalski is disavowing any knowledge of having ever trained the Renegade.” Ha!
(We’re getting closer to the point when I go from skimming the Observers for tidbits to actually recapping the Observers themselves!)
Taped from Danville, PA, the place my soul will go to die. Thank GOD next week starts a new taping cycle. (Wait, isn’t Danville the home of Phineas & Ferb? So that’s pretty awesome at least.)
Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler