Monday Night Raw Date: November 6, 2006 Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
We are done with Cyber Sunday and the big story continues to be John Cena vs. Kevin Federline. That might not be the most thrilling story in the world, but hopefully we can move on from this and get on the way to Survivor Series at the end of the month. If nothing else we have new Tag Team Champions with the probable and at the same time improbable team of Ric Flair and Roddy Piper. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: October 30, 2006 Location: Mark of the Quad, Moline, Illinois Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the go home show for Cyber Sunday and that puts this show in a weird spot. There are some matches set, but there are also some matches which will not be set up until Sunday. I’m not sure how that is going to go, but it is going to make for a bit of a strange final push towards the pay per view. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: October 23, 2006 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 15,101 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the 700th episode and that means we are going to be in for a pretty big show. It does not help that we are just a few weeks removed from the Raw Family Reunion show, but we only have about two weeks to go before Cyber Sunday so the push continues. We have a few matches set up already so let’s get to it.
I have literally no memory of this guy ever being a thing. I wasn’t watching regularly enough.
Welcome back to more “Dream Matches”! This time with more weird, forgotten one-off characters who actually made TV in the Big Two! Short-lived weirdos like Battle Kat! Phantasio, the wrestling magician who had one WWF appearance and then vanished! Plus a match with Nick Dinsmore, pre-OVW- in WCW against Wrath! The Godwinns fight former stars under embarrassing identities in Who & TL Hopper! And the return of Big Bully Busick as he faces off against Kerry Von Erich!
BATTLE KAT vs. PAUL DIAMOND: (WWF TV, Nov. 18 1990) * So Battle Kat’s another “quickly done” gimmick I’ve no familiarity with- the first was Brady Boone, a short roided-up guy who was done very fast- his WWF matches under this gimmick run from September to October before he’s gone- I have no idea why. He largely ended up doing jobs for the rest of his career, so it’s probably a combination of size and lack of charisma- his “gymnastic cat-man” thing didn’t seem to get over anywhere. He died in a car accident in 1998, but was the inspiration to Rob Van Dam with his athleticism. Oh man, but the shiny purple cape and kitty ears… no, dude. Another jobber was given the role- Bob Bradley. I’m not sure which was which in the following two matches. Diamond has a GREAT mullet and is a jobber in silver tights here (we’re a ways away from Kato).
Monday Night Raw Date: August 28, 2006 Location: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
We’re well on the way to Unforgiven and last week John Cena threw Edge into the rather contaminated water. Odds are that is going to set up something for the pay per view, which is in Edge’s hometown of Toronto this time around. Other than that, we’ll be seeing more of the McMahons vs. DX because eight months isn’t enough of that feud. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: August 21, 2006 Location: Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut Attendance: 5,700 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
Summerslam has come and gone and the show didn’t exactly change much. Edge is still World Champion thanks to some shenanigans and that means we are probably continuing John Cena’s chase after the title. Other than that, the McMahons seem to have some new minions to help them against DX, because that’s still going too. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: August 14, 2006 Location: John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, Virginia Attendance: 6,139 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the go home show for Summerslam and that means we are in the final push for the show. I’m curious to see what that is going to include as the show is ready, but you never know what kind of twists they might throw in here. If nothing else, I think you know where most of the stories are going and that’s not too bad given how pay per view builds can go at times. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: July 10, 2006 Location: Tyson Events Center, Sioux City, Iowa Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
Everything got shook up last week as Edge beat Rob Van Dam to win the Raw World Title. Other than that, it’s time to head towards Dallas for Saturday Night’s Main Event, which was scheduled to feature last week’s main event. Odds are something is going to change for that show, which is likely only going one way. Let’s get to it.
Vengeance 2006 Date: June 25, 2006 Location: Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina Attendance: 6,800 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s time for another Raw pay per view but this time around we have ECW invading as WWE continues to try to turn it into something again. This time around that means Edge challenging ECW/WWE Champion Rob Van Dam and John Cena vs. Sabu in an EXTREME Lumberjack match. I’m not sure how EXTREME you can make a lumberjack match but maybe Cena can make it work. Let’s get to it.
And it’s time for more Dream Matches- this one actually featuring a GOOD match! Sabu vs. The Lightning Kid! LIGHTNING FOOT in the WWF! And a weird 2007 6-Man Tag with DOINK of all people in a WWF ring with Kane & Eugene as partners. Ric Flair versus a jobber luchador, and one of the laziest Indie Show matches you will ever witness.
A reminder that WWF-owned videos are not kosher to post here- these are all on YouTube, however. SABU (w/ Oliver Humperdink) vs. THE LIGHTNING KID: (NWA Grandslam ’93) * Yes, this is one of the famous indie tape-trader dreams, featuring Sean Waltman (pre-1-2-3 Kid) versus SABU. Sabu, in pink Prince of Persia pants, goes after the announcer before the match to play off his “crazy person” gimmick, while the Kid, in his WWF gear with “L. Kid” printed on his ass, looks like a 14-year old.
Monday Night Raw Date: May 15, 2006 Location: United Spirit Arena, Lubbock, Texas Attendance: 6,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
Things are getting interesting around here as we have the mostly uncombined forces of John Cena, Shawn Michaels and HHH vs. Vince and Shane McMahon, plus the Spirit Squad. It’s certainly a different enough looking feud and I’m curious about how it is going to go. Throw in the new alliance of Edge/Mick Foley/Lita and things are actually getting good. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: August 8, 2005 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Attendance: 11,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman
We’re less than two weeks away from Summerslam and the card is looking decent at best. You can see most of if not all of the card, but at the same time they have a few things left to set up or at least push. If nothing else, we need Hulk Hogan to actually respond to Shawn Michaels and that is going to take place tonight. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: July 25, 2005 Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Attendance: 7,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
We are officially on the road to Summerslam and that means it’s time to crank things up. Now granted that doesn’t mean much of a change around here as a lot of the matches have already been set up or at least made clear. Tonight we’re getting a Diva Search segment plus a battle of the bands between Chris Jericho and John Cena, because we’re just lucky that way. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: November 15, 2004 Location: Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Attendance: 5,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the night after Survivor Series and that means it’s time for Team Orton to take over the show for the next four weeks. Assuming it’s not Randy Orton’s week to be in charge, you can all but guarantee the boss for the week getting a World Title shot against HHH. Then repeat that for two of the next three weeks. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: October 4, 2004 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s time for a big show as we’re in the World’s Most Famous Arena for one of the last two shows before a gimmick pay per view on a Tuesday. Last week’s Raw saw Randy Orton try to turn Ric Flair away from the dark side, only to get screwed out of the Taboo Tuesday title match voting. I’m sure you know where this is headed so let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: September 6, 2004 Location: Kay Yeager Coliseum, Wichita Falls, Texas Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
Somehow this is the go home show for Unforgiven, which I didn’t realize somehow. That means it’s time to get ready for Randy Orton’s first Raw World Title defense against HHH, which I’m sure will be completely encouraging. Other than that…well there isn’t much because there’s not much else to talk about other than that one match. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: August 30, 2004 Location: Cow Palace, San Francisco, California Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
Things picked up last week as Randy Orton got a little revenge on HHH but the bigger story saw Kane marrying Lita and destroying Matt Hardy in the process. There’s a good chance that we’re going to see some entertaining followup to that this week, which could go several different ways. Let’s get to it.
Summerslam 2004 Date: August 15, 2004 Location: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 17,640 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the second biggest show of the year and that could go multiple ways. Smackdown has been getting better as of late but it’s still not very good. Raw has had its moments, but with the second biggest match from the red show being HHH vs. Eugene, they’re working underneath a pretty low ceiling. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: August 9, 2004 Location: Gund Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the go home Raw for Summerslam and the big developments from last week saw Randy Orton pinning Chris Benoit in a six man, plus the long awaited HHH vs. Eugene match being announced. That doesn’t leave a lot to be done this week, but maybe they can put something good enough together. Let’s get to it.
Monday Night Raw Date: July 12, 2004 Location: Verizon Wireless Arena, Manchester, New Hampshire Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
It’s the night after Vengeance and while Chris Benoit is still World Champion, the big story is HHH (yeah yeah of course it is) and Eugene, who cost HHH the title with an accidental chair shot. I’m sure we now get to see the REAL HHH as he wants to get his revenge for his plan screwing up, which will in no way shape or form dominate the show for the next few weeks. Let’s get to it.