Monday Night Raw – May 20, 1996: Holy Cheese Steaks Served on a Book of New York Times Crossword Puzzles

Monday Night Raw Date: May 20, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler This is going to be the last show of an era as the Curtain Call happened over the weekend but this was taped WAY in advance so the political issues haven’t come up yet. […]

Monday Night Raw – May 6, 1996: That’s an Intriguing Main Event

Monday Night Raw Date: May 6, 1996 Location: Sioux City Auditorium, Sioux City, Iowa Attendance: 4,000 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Again, for reasons that I can’t understand, I can’t get away from 1996. We’re just into the Shawn Michaels era now but more importantly, Razor Ramon and Diesel are gone (save for a few […]

Monday Night Raw – July 29, 1996: And Then There Was Summerslam

Monday Night Raw Date: July 29, 1996 Location: Key Arena, Seattle, Washington Attendance: 6,755 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler It’s time to wrap up the month and that can’t come soon enough, despite the marginally better show last week. Summerslam is still a few weeks away and above all else we’ve got a big time […]

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 1, 1996: Of Course It’s Shawn

Monday Night Raw Date: July 1, 1996 Location: Brown County Expo, Green Bay, Wisconsin Attendance: 4,660 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler It’s Shawn-a-Mania running wild here as Shawn is the undisputed king of the company and rolling over anyone who dares challenge him. Unfortunately this isn’t exactly saving them in the ratings but there’s only […]

Monday Night Raw – October 21, 1996: The Changes Start Here

Monday Night Raw Date: October 21, 1996 Location: War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Buried Alive has come and gone and now we can get on to the serious stuff with Survivor Series coming up in just a few weeks. Sid is the new #1 contender to Shawn Michaels’ WWF […]

In Your House #11 – Buried Alive: Who Needs The Title?

In Your House #11: Buried Alive Date: October 20, 1996 Location: Market Square Arena, Indianapolis, Indiana Attendance: 9,649 Commentators: Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross This is another of those shows where there just isn’t much to say. There are only five matches on the card and only two of them are worth much of […]

Monday Night Raw – October 7, 1996: Halloween Comes Early

Monday Night Raw Date: October 7, 1996 Location: Hersheypark Arena, Hershey, Pennsylvania Attendance: 3,923 Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Things have picked up a bit since we left off about ten months ago. Shawn Michaels is now the reigning WWF World Champion and the company is in a nosedive with the NWO running […]