Survivor Series Count-Up – 1996: The Austin Era Really Begins

Survivor Series 1996 Date: November 17, 1996 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,647 Commentators: Jim Ross, Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler I had three options for an older redo this year (this one, 1988 and 1992) but this one had the most Survivor Series matches plus Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart, […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1996 (2016 Redo):

Survivor Series 1996 Date: November 17, 1996 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,647 Commentators: Jim Ross, Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler I had three options for an older redo this year (this one, 1988 and 1992) but this one had the most Survivor Series matches plus Steve Austin vs. Bret Hart, […]

Wrestlemania Count-Up – Wrestlemania XIII: The Match That Saved The Company

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 – March 24, 1997: Bret’s Magnum Opus

Monday Night Raw Date: March 24, 1997 Location: Metro Center, Rockford, Illinois Attendance: 7,557 Commentators: Jim Ross, Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler Wrestlemania has passed and we have a new savior in the form of Steve Austin. Last night, in one of the most famous (and best) matches of all time, Austin turned face for the […]

Monday Night Raw – February 17, 1997: Three World Title Matches….Sort Of

Monday Night Raw Date: February 17, 1997 Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee Attendance: 5,876 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross It’s the night after In Your House: Final Four and we have a new world champion in the form of Bret Hart. However as a condition of him being champion, he has to defend the title […]

Survivor Series Count-Up – 1996: The Rise Of Steve Austin And The Debut Of The Future

Survivor Series 1996 Date: November 17, 1996 Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York Attendance: 18,647 Commentators: Jim Ross, Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler To MSG we go as we’re in a very different era here. Shawn is world champion but is also burned out and needing some time away from the ring. He’s […]