Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIII: This Might Be My Favorite Match Ever

Wrestlemania XIII Date: March 23, 1997 Location: Rosemont Horizon, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 18,197 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler There’s a very strong case that this is the night where the Attitude Era began. I’m not sure if that’s the case but it beats almost anything else for second place. The alleged main event […]

Monday Night Raw – May 27, 1996: Between the Dogs

Monday Night Raw Date: May 27, 1996 Location: Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium, Fayetteville, North Carolina Attendance: 5,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler We’re past In Your House VIII and….we saw about half the show. In a pretty famous moment, the arena’s power was knocked out by an electrical storm and aside from the first and […]

Monday Night Raw – May 13, 1996: The First of Way Too Many

Monday Night Raw Date: May 13, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Maybe this one can pick things up a bit. Last week’s show was about as uninteresting as you can get as we head towards In Your House VIII and the showdown of Shawn Michaels […]

Royal Rumble Count-Up – 1996: It’s Shawn Again

Royal Rumble 1996 Date: January 21, 1996 Location: Selland Arena, Fresno, California Attendance: 9,600 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Mr. Perfect We’re in the Monday Night Wars era now and it’s all about Shawn at the moment. He’s back from injury and in the Rumble tonight, looking to become the second person ever to win back to […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1995: They’ve Still Got It

Survivor Series 1995 Date: November 19, 1995 Location: USAir Arena, Landover, Maryland Attendance: 14,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Mr. Perfect, Jim Ross Aside from the main event, there really isn’t much else to talk about. The rest of the show is dedicated to the midcard, save for the return of the Undertaker. He’ll be captaining the […]

Monday Night Raw – February 26, 1996: There’s Wrestlemania

Monday Night Raw Date: February 26, 1996 Location: Cincinnati Gardens, Cincinnati, Ohio Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Hopefully things pick up a bit this week as there’s going to be a showdown between Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart with a little over a month to go before their WWF World Title match at […]

Monday Night Raw – July 22, 1996: I Love Cake

Monday Night Raw Date: July 22, 1996 Location: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington Attendance: 6,755 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler We’re past the dreadful and worthless In Your House IX and nothing has changed. Vader pinned Shawn Michaels to become the de facto #1 contender and thankfully we’re about a month away from Summerslam so maybe […]

In Your House IX: International Incident (2013 Redo): The Most Worthless Show Ever

In Your House #9: International Incident Date: July 21, 1996 Location: General Motors Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Attendance: 14,804 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross The People’s Posse originally had the Ultimate Warrior teaming up with Johnson and Michaels, but Warrior bailed on the company again for asking for too much time off. […]

Monday Night Raw – July 15, 1996: I Need Some Nitro

Monday Night Raw Date: July 15, 1996 Location: Brown County Expo, Green Bay, Wisconsin Attendance: 4,660 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler It’s FINALLY time to wrap up this horrible cycle as it’s the go home show for the dreadful In Your House IX. The big story coming out of last week is Sid joining forces […]

Monday Night Raw – July 8, 1996: The Other Third Man

Monday Night Raw Date: July 8, 1996 Location: Brown County Expo, Green Bay, Wisconsin Attendance: 4,660 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler We’re coming up on In Your House IX, which was barely mentioned last week. To be fair though, it’s not like anyone cared about that waste of a show so they might as well […]