Monday Night Raw – March 14, 2005

Monday Night Raw
Date: March 14, 2005
Location: Gwinnett Center, Atlanta, Georgia
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

We continue the march towards Wrestlemania with the first of two weeks in a series called Pick Your Poison. With this show and the next show, Batista and HHH will pick each other’s opponent, starting with HHH having to face Chris Benoit. That should be rather entertaining and we get to build up towards Money in the Bank as well. Let’s get to it.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Main Event IV

Taped from Fort Wayne, IN

Airdate: November 23, 1990 (taped 10/30)

Attendance:  unknown

Hosted by Vince McMahon & “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

Let’s finish Thanksgiving week of 1990 with a rather infamous show. In case you’ve been on vacation, this is the third wrestling supershow in the same week. I’ve even included a BONUS match for reasons that will materialize. Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WWF Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVII

Taped from Omaha, NE

Airdate:  July 28, 1990 (taped 7/16)

Attendance:  10,303 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

Has the WWF gone ape? Or can they give us a decent show? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on SNME XX

Taped from Hershey, PA

Airdate:  March 11, 1989 (taped 2/16)

Attendance:  9,000 (sold out)

Hosted by Vince McMahon & Jesse “The Body” Ventura

As if the dissolution of the MegaPowers isn’t enough, what else can cause separation between Hogan and Savage? Let’s find out!

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Rockers question

While we're on the subject of the Rockers…

Hey Scott,
Long time reader, yada yada yada
Random question – I've been watching some DVDs, and it seems that the Rockers were super-over back in the day. Why did Vince never give them a major push or a run with the tag team titles. Their match quality was incredible and the fans loved them, so what gives? (I've heard about the title change that was supposed to happen but cancelled, and that just reinforces the question, why was their push scrapped?) 

Because Vince thought they were too small, plus both of them were flaky party boys who were often far more concerned with getting high than with showing up for work.  I don't think I would have pushed them as a serious top team given all the baggage they came with, either.