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WWF 1996: Attitude Adjustment






January 1, 1996:


"In somewhat of a shock move, World Wrestling Federation owner, Vince McMahon has named magazine editor Vince Russo as the company's new head booker/writer. Sources are reporting that the WWF is in for somewhat of an 'overhaul' moving forth." ~ Wrestling Observer Newsletter





12/17/95 - In Your House 5 results, from Hershey Pennsylvania:


- WWF IC Champion, Razor Ramon and Marty Jannetty defeated Psycho Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid at 12:23 when Razor pinned Sid with a bulldog off the middle turnbuckle. During the match, Goldust and his usher watched on from the crowd. Todd Pettengill approached him to get a word to which he said he was keeping his eyes on Razor.


- Ahmed Johnson defeated Buddy Landel [sub for Dean Douglas] at the 42 second mark with the Pearl River Plunge. Shortly thereafter, Jerry Lawler and a returning Jeff Jarrett (who after a five month hiatus was invited to do guest commentary, as he was promoting his new album, "Greater Than Great", which Lawler had presented him with a golden CD plaque to commemorate selling 500,000 copies) began insulting Johnson. When Ahmed started to threaten The King, Double J smashed him over the head with his new plaque. Jarrett continued the assault momentarily, before quickly retreating backstage.


- Hunter Hearst Helmsley defeated Henry O. Godwinn at 8:58 in an Arkansas Hog Pen match by backdropping Henry into the hog pen. Hillbilly Jim was the surprise guest referee.


- Owen Hart defeated Diesel via disqualification at 4:34 when Big Daddy Cool shoved referee Tim White. Diesel opted not to pin Owen after one Jacknife powerbomb, but instead shouted: "This Is For YOU, Shawn!" and delivered another. Shortly thereafter, Diesel motioned that he wanted the WWF World Heavyweight Title back around his waist.


- The Undertaker defeated King Mabel at 6:11 in a Casket Match, stuffing both members of Men On A Mission into the casket, locking the door shut. During the match, The Deadman regained the remnants of the urn, and afterwards motioned that he too wanted the WWF World Title.


- WWF World Champion, Bret Hart defeated The British Bulldog at 21:09 via pinfall with an Oklahoma side roll after kicking the challenger in the face as he ran towards the corner. During the match it was announced that due to his dominant victory tonight, The Undertaker would be challenging for the WWF Title at The Royal Rumble. Post-match, Todd Pettingill conducted a backstage interview with The Undertaker and Paul Bearer in regards to his upcoming title shot, but then....






Big Daddy Cool came nose-to-nose with The Phenom, outraged he wasn't the one receiving the shot!






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<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Roll Call Of Champions/Official Talent Roster</span></strong></span></p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-size:8px;"><strong>as of 1/1/96.</strong></span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong>WWF Champion:</strong></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> Bret "The Hitman" Hart (3)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><img alt="FV04Le3.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/FV04Le3.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Date Won:</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> November 1995 (Survivor Series)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Previous Champions</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

1. Diesel</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

2. Bob Backlund (2)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

3. Bret Hart (2)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong>Intercontinental Champion:</strong></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon (4)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><img alt="vgTlWLK.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/vgTlWLK.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Date Won:</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> October 1995 (WWF Action Zone)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Previous Champions</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

1. Jeff Jarrett (2)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

2. Vacant</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

3. Jeff Jarrett</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong>Tag Team Champions:</strong></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> The Smoking Gunns (2)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><img alt="Yc3no8Y.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/Yc3no8Y.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><img alt="l74qFfI.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/l74qFfI.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Date Won:</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> September 1995 (RAW)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Previous Champions</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

1. Owen Hart and Yokozuna (2)</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

2. Two Dudes With Attitude</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

3. Owen Hart and Yokozuna</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Face</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Heel</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Main Eventers</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Bret "The Hitman" Hart</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"Big Daddy Cool" Diesel</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">"The Master And Ruler Of The World" Sycho Sid</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">The British Bulldog</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Upper Midcarders</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The Pearl River Powerhouse" Ahmed Johnson</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">"The Bizarre One" Goldust</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">"Double J" Jeff Jarrett</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Jerry "The King" Lawler</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Marty Jannetty</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">"The King Of Harts" Owen Hart</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Yokozuna</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Midcarders</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Bart Gunn</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Billy Gunn</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Bob "Spark Plug" Holly</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Hunter Hearst Helmsley</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Isaac Yankem DDS</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">King Mabel</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"Make A Difference" Phatu</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Savio Vega</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Tatanka</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">The 1-2-3 Kid</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Lower Midcarders</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Avatar</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Barry Horowitz</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Henry O. Godwinn</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Sir Mo</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Skip</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Zip</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Openers</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The Portuguese Man O' War" Aldo Montoya</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Duke "The Dumpster" Droese</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The White Angel" Hakushi</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Rad Radford</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Enhancement Talent</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">The Brooklyn Brawler</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Occasional Wrestlers</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Bushwhacker Butch</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Bushwhacker Luke</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Tag Teams</strong></span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Men On A Mission</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[King Mabel and Sir Mo.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Owen Hart and Yokozuna</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Sid & The Kid</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[sycho Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">The Bodydonnas</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[skip and Zip.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">The Bushwhackers</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[Luke and Butch.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">The Smoking Gunns</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[billy Gunn and Bart Gunn.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Stables</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Camp Cornette</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[Owen Hart. The British Bulldog. Yokozuna. Clarence Mason. Mr. Fuji.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">The Million Dollar Corporation</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[sycho Sid. Tatanka. The 1-2-3 Kid.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Managers</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Clarence Mason</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[aligned with James E. Cornette.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">James E. Cornette</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[Owen Hart. The British Bulldog. Yokozuna.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Mr. Fuji</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[Yokozuna.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Paul Bearer</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[The Undertaker.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Sunny</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[The Bodydonnas.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">"The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[sycho Sid. The 1-2-3 Kid. Tatanka.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Announcers/Colour/Personalities</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Dok Hendrix</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Gorilla Monsoon</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[WWF President.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Hillbilly Jim</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The Fink" Howard Finkel</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Jim Ross</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Mr. Backlund</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Raymond Rougeau</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Todd Pettengill</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">Vince McMahon</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Inactive</span></strong></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">"Nature Boy" Buddy Landel</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[injured.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Crush</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[in jail.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">Mr. Perfect</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[injured.]</span></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">"The Heart Break Kid" Shawn Michaels</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="font-size:8px;">[injured.]</span></span></p></div><p></p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45294" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="zZnEaKu.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/zZnEaKu.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p> <span style="font-family:Tahoma;">Raw comes to us LIVE this week from the Hilton Coliseum in Ames, Iowa!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> - </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>WWF President, Gorilla Monsoon dropped a </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><strong>BOMBSHELL</strong></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em> earlier today, informing us that World Heavyweight Champion, "</em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">The Hitman</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>" </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">Bret Hart</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em> will defend his title in a rematch from In Your House 5 against </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">The British Bulldog</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>! President Monsoon has also stated that James E. Cornette's lawyer, Clarence Mason has been petitioning hard for this and ultimately got his wish, but only under one condition: if The Bulldog loses, he will NOT receive another shot at the WWF Title for as long as The Hitman remains champion!</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> - </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>An OUTRAGED "</em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">Big Daddy Cool</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>" </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">Diesel</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em> gets put to the task in monstrous fashion this week, when he collides with 1995's King of the Ring, the MASSIVE </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">King Mabel</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>!</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> - </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>Also, witness the 1996 RAW Bowl; where World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions, </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">The Smoking Gunns</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em> put their belts on the line against three other top-tier teams -- </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><strong>under NFL-esque rules</strong></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>! Can the champs overcome the odds, or will another one of these dynamic duos emerge victorious??</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> - </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>Plus, we'll be hearing from The Phenom of the World Wrestling Federation, and number one contender himself, </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><span style="color:#FF0000;">The UNDERTAKER</span></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>!</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> - </span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em>And, President Monsoon has also promised another </em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em><strong>HUGE</strong></em></span><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"><em> announcement that's guaranteed to knock the wrestling world right flat on its ass!</em></span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Tahoma;"> Tune in for all this and more, Monday 9PM Eastern/8 Central!</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:left;"><p>Prediction Key:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">1996 RAW Bowl for the WWF World Tag Team Championship</span>:</p><p> Sycho Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase Vs. Owen Hart and Yokozuna w/James E. Cornette and Mr. Fuji Vs. Razor Ramon and Savio Vega Vs. The Smokin' Gunns [bart Gunn & Billy Gunn] ©</p><p> Comment:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> King Mabel w/Sir Mo Vs. "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel</p><p> Comment:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> <span style="text-decoration:underline;">WWF World Heavyweight Championship</span>:</p><p> The British Bulldog w/James E. Cornette and Clarence Mason Vs. Bret "The Hitman" Hart ©</p><p> Comment:</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>___________________________________</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Yes, I'm gonna be cliche and do a prediction contest, and the first month's prize promises to be a good one. The winner gets to pick ANYONE they want me to bring in and actively use (and perhaps even toss out a booking/angle idea for said person). Just as long as they are both available for hire and within the confines of my owner goals. Good luck!</p></div><p></p></div></blockquote>
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<p>1996 RAW Bowl for the WWF World Tag Team Championship:</p><p>

Sycho Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase Vs. Owen Hart and Yokozuna w/James E. Cornette and Mr. Fuji Vs. Razor Ramon and Savio Vega Vs. The <strong>Smokin' Gunns</strong> [bart Gunn & Billy Gunn] ©</p><p>

Comment: The tag team scene is pretty thin on the ground around this time, especially for face teams. I can't see you wanting to keep your Intercontinental Champion stuck in the tag league, so keep the belts on the faces for now as there are more heel teams to chase them.....unless you have a new team lined up obviously</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

King Mabel w/Sir Mo Vs. <strong>"Big Daddy Cool" Diesel</strong></p><p>

Comment: Hopefully this isn't as bad as their Summerslam 95 effort.....Diesel all the way</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

WWF World Heavyweight Championship:</p><p>

The British Bulldog w/James E. Cornette and Clarence Mason Vs.<strong> Bret "The Hitman" Hart ©</strong></p><p>

Comment: Bulldog <em>could</em> have been World Champ around this time, if only for a minute.....but not by winning it on Raw</p><p> </p><p>

Good luck with this, it's a great time to book with so many possibilities to improve a pretty confused product.....one foot in the "New Generation" one foot in the "Attitude Era".....it'll be interesting to see how you get there.</p>

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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="to4sty" data-cite="to4sty" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45294" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Good luck with this, it's a great time to book with so many possibilities to improve a pretty confused product.....one foot in the "New Generation" one foot in the "Attitude Era".....it'll be interesting to see how you get there.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> I have a few great ideas in mind. Or at least I think they're great lol -- my ultimate goal is to transition into car crash television my way, while simultaneously staying somewhat true to the era. I chose this mod cause so many 'what ifs' revolve around this year, it's incredible. For example: 'what if' Diesel and Razor never left the WWF? How cool would that be for all three of us going forward? <img alt=":D" data-src="//content.invisioncic.com/g322608/emoticons/biggrin.png.929299b4c121f473b0026f3d6e74d189.png" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /></p><p> </p><p> </p><blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="Beejus" data-cite="Beejus" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45294" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>I am echoing what to4sty said, there is a lot you can work with in this time period, but it all needs a lot of work. Best of luck!</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Thanks brother! And yes, whilst there's some really great talent to work with, it surely does.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> Appreciate the predictions guys, show coming soon.</p>
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<blockquote data-ipsquote="" class="ipsQuote" data-ipsquote-username="RKOwnage" data-cite="RKOwnage" data-ipsquote-contentapp="forums" data-ipsquote-contenttype="forums" data-ipsquote-contentid="45294" data-ipsquote-contentclass="forums_Topic"><div>Bret, but it would be great if Bulldog randomly got the belt. Screwjob.</div></blockquote><p> </p><p> Haha. That'd be a great transition to attitude!</p><p> </p><p> Seriously though, considering having Ahmed come charging down to ringside during the Rumble and do the Titus World Slide 22 years early.</p>
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<p></p><div style="text-align:center;"><img alt="eNNIIUY.jpg" data-src="https://i.imgur.com/eNNIIUY.jpg" src="<___base_url___>/applications/core/interface/js/spacer.png" /><p> </p><p>

January 1996 - Week One</p><p>

Live from the Hilton Coliseum in <em>Ames</em>, <em>Iowa</em>!</p><p>

Attendance: 20,000 [sELL OUT!]</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pre-Show</span>:</p><p> </p><p>

The Bodydonnas def. The Bushwhackers</p><p>

Jeff Jarrett def. Barry Horowitz</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Vince McMahon and Jerry "The King" Lawler wish everyone a Happy New Year and welcome us to MONDAY NIGHT RAW!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>* Opening Video *</p><p>

<em>If someone could private message me on how to insert this, that'd be great, lol</em></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Immediately after, we cut back to McMahon and Lawler, who quickly run down tonight's show and put over that Monsoon's HUGE announcement promises to deliver later on tonight and also how they have some big news themselves in regards to the one and only Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels! The infamous Million Dollar Man theme begins to blast through the PA system as he escorts Sycho Sid and The 1-2-3 Kid out from behind the curtain, but The King gets his digs in, claiming we should all be THANKING Owen for putting that low-life Shawn Michaels down for good!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:18px;">WWF World Tag Team Championship</span></span></strong></p><p>

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<strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#FF0000;">1996 </span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"><span style="color:#8B0000;">RAW</span></span></span></strong><strong><span style="font-size:18px;"><span style="color:#FF0000;"> BOWL</span></span></strong></p><p>

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<span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">This contest is set to be a 4-way elimination tag match, under 'NFL/College Bowl style rules' as Vince so eagerly emphasizes. Each team will be awarded a timeout at any time... a team is eliminated when a teammate is pinned, disqualified, counted out, or submits... any 'player' may be tagged in at any time... once tagged in, physical contact must be made with the opponent before tagging out.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

Every 'player' comes out in corny jerseys, with their number symbolizing something (ie: The Kid rocking number 123, while Razor sported the number 4, referring to the amount of times he's won the IC title). During the team's entrances, Goldust's usher presents Ramon with a gift -- a box of golden flowers. Ramon immediately whips his ass for it, all while </span><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"><strong>Goldust</strong></span><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> eerily watches on from the 'sidelines' as The King points out. Oy vey.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

The match itself was OK at best and a bit messy at times. Our first elimination came after a costly miscue from Sid, causing The Kid to get caught in the Sidewinder! DiBiase yelled for a timeout from the outside but unfortunately, the official didn't see it. This outrages Sid, who's held back by The Million Dollar Man whilst repeatedly screaming "I'll rip your head off!" at referee Earl Hebner.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

Elimination number two was a rather abrupt one. Razor was rollin', heavily taking it to The King Of Harts, but just as Ramon sets him up for the fall-away slam, he notices Goldust suddenly appeared up the aisle once again! Completely thrown off, The Bad Guy drops Owen without actually executing the move, to which he swiftly syncs Razor in a quick roll-up, hooking the tights for leverage and scoring the fall.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

Then finally, amidst some mass chaos and confusion, Yokozuna accidentally hits the Banzai Drop on his own partner! Naturally, The Gunns easily capitolize and retain their titles!</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Your Winners</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: And STILL WWF World Tag Team Champions, The Smokin' Gunns!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Match Rating</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: C+</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Match Time</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: 14:25</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Russo's Notes</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

Yokozuna was visibly tiring toward the end.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

The 1-2-3 Kid and Ted DiBiase have absolutely zero chemistry together.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

Razor Ramon looked excellent out there.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Next up, Vince and Lawler kick it over to our colleague, Dox Hendrix, who is standing by for *blows whistle* a... Two Minute Drill??... Oh ok, this is where he gives us our Royal Rumble report in two minutes. Got it.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

He starts off by informing us that "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel, who's been in quite the foul mood lately, has officially declared himself as the very first entrant into the 1996 Royal Rumble match! And that no matter whom the other 29 superstars may be, Diesel has got to be the odds on favorite.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#808000;">Dok</span></strong>: <em>Imagine the possibilities</em>! <em>A Survivor Series rematch between Diesel and Bret Hart</em>?! <em>Diesel Vs</em>. <em>The British Bulldog</em>?! <em>Diesel Vs</em>. ...<em>The UNDERTAKER</em>?!!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Speaking of The Undertaker, he states, going on to put over his forthcoming WWF Title match with Bret, or whomever the champion may be, claiming that dark days in the World Wrestling Federation could most certainly be on the horizon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

We then see footage from In Your House 5: the Jeff Jarrett assault on Ahmed Johnson, then a pre-taped promo from The Pearl River Powerhouse himself...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">Ahmed</span></strong>: <em>JEFF JARRETT!</em> <em>You see</em>, <em>what you did to me was WRONG and uncalled for and at the Royal Rumble</em>, <em>I'm gonna take it to you like we used to take it to those PUNKS ON THE STREET!</em> <em>By whoopin' yo ASS from one side of town</em> -- <em>TO THE OTHER</em>!!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

The ticker runs down, as Dok then sends it over to another colleague of ours, Mr. Todd Pettengill...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Todd is standing by with The British Bulldog, his manager James E. Cornette, and their attorney, Clarence Mason...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#808000;">Todd</span></strong>: <em>James E</em>. <em>Cornette</em>, <em>a golden opportunity tonight for</em>...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#4169E1;">Cornette</span></strong>: <em>Gimme that you sorry excuse for a journalist!</em> <em>You see Hitman</em>, <em>at In Your House you MAY have pulled one out of left field</em>. <em>But tonight</em>? <em>Tonight my friend</em>, <em>it's all about this man right here</em>. <em>It's all about</em> "<em>The British Bulldog</em>" <em>Davey Boy Smith and HIS crowning moment</em>. <em>Remember</em> - <em>the sun don't shine on a dog's backside more than once</em>. <em>And with the best manager in the game today</em>, <em>alongside the world's greatest attorney getting this rematch approved</em>, <em>this time</em>, <em>The BULLDOG PREVAILS</em>!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">Bulldog</span></strong>: <em>That's right James</em>. <em>Bret Hart</em>, <em>you and I have a storied history for sure</em>. <em>From The Bulldogs versus The Foundation</em> -- <em>to Wembley Stadium</em> -- <em>to being family</em>. <em>But in just a few short minutes</em>, <em>much like at Wembley</em>, <em>The Bulldog is gonna take that title you hold so dear</em>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Pettengill sends us back over to ringside, where we're set for our next contest.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">Vince reminds us that Big Daddy Cool's been in a foul mood as of late, and boy was he on point. A mere seconds after the bell rang, Diesel connects with a devastating big boot right to Mabel's jaw and makes the cover, knocking off our reigning King of the Ring! Sir Mo attempts to tell the official that King Mabel wasn't ready, but catches a Jacknife Powerbomb for his efforts!</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Your Winner</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Match Rating</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: C-</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Match Time</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: 1:10</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Russo's Notes</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

This match suffered because there was not enough selling shown.</span></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Lawler can't believe what he's just seen and McMahon reminds us that Diesel is in fact, the very first entry into this year's Royal Rumble match, and that 29 other superstars surely do have a BIG problem on their hands. The King says that he's liking Diesel's new attitude as of late, and how everyone in the back, from Bret Hart to The Undertaker better be on notice!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

We return from commercial break with Vince standing in the ring. He goes on to introduce his guest at this time, The Undertaker! Following the grand smoke and mirror entrance, and the giant standing ovation, we're ready to get down to business.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#8B0000;">Vince</span></strong>: <em>Mr. Bearer</em>, <em>your man right here will be facing the winner of tonight's WWF Championship rematch between The British Bulldog and Bret Hart in just two short weeks at the Royal Rumble</em>. <em>Your thoughts if you so kindly will</em>...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#9932CC;">Paul</span></strong>: <em>ooOOOOOOHHH YEEEEESSSSS</em>! <em>Finally Mr. McMahon</em>, <em>after all this time</em>, <em>the creatures of the night will get what they've been crying out for</em>, <em>for oh so long</em>! <em>MY UNDERTAKER will be leaving the 1996 Royal Rumble with the World Wrestling Federation CHAMPIONSHIP</em>! <em>OOHHH YEEESSS</em>!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#800080;">Undertaker</span></strong>: <em>The day of reckoning is upon us</em>. <em>Hitman</em>... <em>Bulldog</em>... <em>whomever emerges this evening will be left with the gruesome task of standing before the reaper</em>, <em>only to fall victim like so many before</em>... <em>as MY World Title reign commences</em>! <em>RREEEEEESSSTTT</em>.... <em>IN PEEEEEEAAAAACCCCEEE</em>!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

The King, alone on duty for the moment, goes on about how things are REALLY heating up here in the World Wrestling Federation. Then, as Vince returns, he's getting word from the back that there's some kind of Lombardi trophy presentation?</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

We head to the locker room area, where RAW Bowl winners, The Smokin' Gunns are seen laughing and consulting with the likes of Ahmed Johnson, Bob Holly, Marty Jannetty, Razor Ramon, Savio Vega, etc. The Brooklyn Brawler walks over with a trophy in hand -- with his own head enshrined into it?!!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">Brawler</span></strong>: <em>Listen up here guys</em>. <em>I'm here to present yous with this</em>, <em>the Lombardi trophy</em>!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#0000FF;">Billy</span></strong>: <em>What the HELL</em>...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#800080;">Razor</span></strong>: <em>You gotsta be kidding me</em>, <em>chico</em>...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong><span style="color:#FF0000;">Brawler</span></strong>: <em>Kidding</em>? <em>This right here is the greatest honor in the HISTORY of sports and if any of you ingrates got a probl</em>...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

The Brawler's mouth really does him in this time, as everyone starts to pummel him at the same time! He hits the floor and tries to cover up as much as possible, but Ahmed hoists up a full cooler up and dumps the entire thing on him, leaving Vince obnoxiously yelling "THAT'S OUR LIPTON ICED TEA COOLER!" multiple times over. The camera zooms in on a beaten and battered Brawler, who licks his lips and claims it tastes "<em>pretty</em> <em>freakin</em>' <em>good</em>". Cringeworthy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Coincidentally, a Lipton iced tea graphic is shown and McMahon promotes it, with The Bulldog's theme hitting. The two proceed to hype our main event, as we see Stu, Helen and Diana in the front row. Lawler goes on about how beautiful Diana Hart-Smith is, but then quickly turns the corner on Stu and Helen, claiming those two are so old, they remember when the Dead Sea was living!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-size:18px;">WWF World Heavyweight Championship</span></span></strong></p><p>

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<span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">A good back and forth battle here that the crowd was fully invested in throughout. The Bulldog subdued his brother-in-law early on with power, while Bret methodically worked over his leg in prep for the SharpShooter when the advantage was in his favor.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

Eventually, The Hitman locks it in, dead center! But unbeknownst to him, Clarence Mason's jumped on the apron and tied up the ref! This allows Cornette to run in and WAFFLE Hart with his tennis racket! He rolls The Bulldog on top of our fallen champion -- but Davey ONLY GETS A TWO COUNT!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

The war waged on for a few minutes more with The Bulldog in full control, but the end came when he had Bret reeling in the corner, became a bit too cocky for just a moment, and got caught in a victory roll!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:'Franklin Gothic Medium';">

All three are left stunned and irate as the official announcement is made! The Hitman collects his belt and slides out of the ring, selling the beating he just took, while tagging hands with some fans down the ramp.</span></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Your Winner</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: And STILL WWF World Heavyweight Champion, Bret "The Hitman" Hart!</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Match Rating</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: B</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Match Time</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: 17:40</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Russo's Notes</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">:</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

The British Bulldog and Bret Hart don't seem to click and it made for an awkward bout.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

This match got the crowd hotter.</span></p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

The King is visibly upset, as Vince reiterates that The Bulldog will NOT receive another WWF World Heavyweight Title shot for as long as The Hitman is champion, and that the verdict is in -- it will be The Undertaker challenging Bret "The Hitman" Hart for the World Wrestling Federation Championship at this year's Royal Rumble. Wow.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

McMahon then promotes this Sunday's SuperStars and next week's RAW by making the following announcements, to which graphics flash across the screen for...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

On SuperStars: Hunter Hearst Helmsley Vs. "Make A Difference" Phatu - Lawler hypes Helmsley.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

On RAW: Yokozuna Vs. The Undertaker - the duo puts this monstrous main event over to the moon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

On RAW: "The Heart Break Kid" Shawn Michaels will be giving an exclusive press conference to address his pro-wrestling future! - The King goes on once again about how Owen's put him on the shelf forever and he can't wait for Shawn to announce his retirement right here next week!!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Vince then says that President Monsoon had promised us a major announcement, and BY GOD a major announcement he's delivered! Our 2nd entrant in the 1996 Royal Rumble match...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p>The show closes out with a training montage music video, hyping this man...</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

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<span style="text-decoration:underline;"><span style="font-family:Arial;">Final Rating</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">: C+. </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;"> </span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

</span><span style="font-family:Arial;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Notes</span></span><span style="font-family:Arial;">:The general feeling is that the WWF don't have enough interesting storylines going on.</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

There weren't enough attractive women on the show to satisfy your core male audience (your ratio was 2:44).</span></p><p><span style="font-family:Arial;">

This show lost us popularity in 11 regions.</span></p></div><p></p><p></p>

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January 1996 - Week One</p><p>

Pre-Taped from the Joplin Memorial Hall in <em>Joplin</em>, <em>Missouri!</em></p><p>

Attendance: 3,000 [sELL OUT!]</p></div><p></p><p></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Pre-Show</span>:</p><p> </p><p>

Duke Droese def. Jake Milliman</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Televised Broadcast</span>:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Jim Ross and Jerry "The King" Lawler greet everyone, as the SuperStars intro vid kicks in and the show begins.</p><p> </p><p>

RAW recap: Lombardi trophy segment, ending with Ahmed dumping a Lipton iced tea cooler on a beaten down Brawler.</p><p> </p><p>

<em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Ahmed Johnson</span></em> defeated <em><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Brooklyn Brawler</span></em> in 1:51 by pinfall with the Pearl River Plunge.</p><p>

<em>Ahmed Johnson was really off his game</em>.</p><p>

<em>This match cooled the crowd a little</em>.</p><p>

<em>D-</em></p><p> </p><p>

Vader training montage music video. Our latest entrant into this year's Royal Rumble match.</p><p> </p><p>

The Bodydonnas and Sunny are backstage walking toward the ringside area. As they pass President Monsoon's office, Sunny stops and tells the two to go at it alone for now. When Skip asks what she's doing, she simply kisses him on the lips and says to trust her.</p><p> </p><p>

<em><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Bodydonnas</span></em> defeated <em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Aldo Montoya and Avatar</span></em> in 5:06 when Skip defeated Montoya by pinfall, following a Blonde Bombshell. During the match we also had Sunny come down to ringside and distract Avatar.</p><p>

<em>Aldo Montoya was the weak link</em>, <em>struggling to keep up with everyone else's in-ring performance</em>.</p><p>

<em>D+</em></p><p> </p><p>

Backstage, Raymond Rougeau has a word with WWF President, Gorilla Monsoon, waiting outside his office door right after Sunny left. Upon asking what the encounter was all about, Monsoon reveals only that at the Rumble, it'll be The Smokin' Gunns defending their WWF World Tag Team Titles against The Bodydonnas, before asking to be excused.</p><p> </p><p>

<em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Isaac Yankem</span></em> defeated <em><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Berzerker</span></em> in 6:20 by pinfall with the DDS DDT.</p><p>

<em>D+</em></p><p> </p><p>

J.R. and The King inform us that just announced, tomorrow night on RAW, "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon puts his Intercontinental Title on the line against an old nemesis, "Double J" Jeff Jarrett!</p><p> </p><p>

A recap video is shown, catching us up to speed on the series of bizarre events that've transpired between Goldust and Razor as of late.</p><p> </p><p>

Jim Ross conducted an interview with The Bad Guy earlier today, which airs. Ramon states that tomorrow night, he's going to best Double J, just like he's done time and time again in the past. However, when J.R. brings up Goldust's name, Razor gets far more intense than usual. He goes on to send an outright threat, claiming sooner than later he's gonna get his hands on that weirdo freak! And when he does -- he intends to bash his brains clean out of his skull.</p><p> </p><p>

<em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Henry O. Godwinn</span></em> defeated <em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Rad Radford</span></em> in 6:34 by pinfall with the Slop Drop. Hillbilly Jim was in Henry's corner, to whom which Jim Ross put over as his new manager.</p><p>

<em>Henry O. Godwinn seemed off his game</em>.</p><p>

<em>This match cooled the crowd a little</em>.</p><p>

<em>D</em></p><p> </p><p>

<em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Hunter Hearst-Helmsley</span></em> defeated <em><span style="color:#0000FF;">Phatu</span></em> in 11:18 via pinfall after using a foreign object.</p><p>

<em>Phatu was visibly tiring toward the end</em>.</p><p>

<em>C-</em></p><p> </p><p>

Additionally on RAW tomorrow: the triumphant return of PIPER'S PIT! The King claims that his sources have told him that not only will "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase be his special guest, but DiBiase will also be crowning a brand new Million Dollar Champion!</p><p> </p><p>

RAW recap: highlights of the Bret/Bulldog match, with The Hitman narrowly escaping champion, thus leaving The Bulldog and his camp in a frenzy!</p><p> </p><p>

Our announcers remind us it's official, The Phenom to challenge The Hitman for the World Wrestling Federation Title at the Royal Rumble!</p><p> </p><p>

We close out with some pre-recorded comments from the Excellence of Execution. Bret says that most tend to believe the odds are stacked against him, but this is something he is both used to and thrives on. He will prevail based on the three things he has a hell of a lot more of than The Undertaker ever will -- heart, guts and determination.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

</p><div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Final Rating</span>: C-.</p><p> </p><p>

Russo's Report and RAW preview coming shortly.</p></div><p></p><p></p>

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<div style="text-align:center;"><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong><span style="font-size:14px;">Russo's Report</span></strong></span></p><p>

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Perhaps someone will read this someday because I was a success in the wrestling business, perhaps not. Either way, here it is. The Diary of a Madman: How I became Vince McMahon's right hand man and the path we chose.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Hello everybody, my name is Vince Russo and I'm the guy Vince McMahon has hired as head of creative/head booker for the World Wrestling Federation as of January, 1996. I've decided to record some of my own personal thoughts, opinions and creative ideas here, in hopes it will both help track my progress and leave some reference points I could return back to from time to time if need be.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

I have a vision. In order to bring this sinking ship back up to surface, this company must EVOLVE. While the days of Hogan's Rock N' Wrestling worked wonders for their time, we've managed to transcend into TL Hopper and The Goon approximately a decade later. That's not E-volving -- it's DE-volving. We need a shot in the arm right now in the worst way.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

That being said, I've come into my new role with a monumentally positive attitude. The roster, while far weaker than WCW's in terms of star power, is doing okay. We have our current champion, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, who's quite possibly the best all-around technical wrestler in the world today. Shawn Michaels, one of the best workers of this 'New Generation' movement, and perhaps the single hottest up-and-coming superstar in the entire business presently. Then we have guys like "Big Daddy Cool" Diesel, who's certainly gotten a lot of flack over the last few years, due in part to his instant mega-push, but who's also made his presence felt in a BIG way - and is really starting to come into his own as of late. Bret's brother Owen, another one of the absolute best workers out there today, who is hands down the epitome of everything a great pro-wrestling heel should be. Current IC champ, Razor Ramon, a guy who 'gets it', a guy who oozes charisma, and a guy who has an undeniable bright future in this industry. The Undertaker, the cornerstone of the modern day World Wrestling Federation, and in my opinion (Andre aside) the most menacing figure in this company's history. We also have some new (and/or) young talent that I'm tremendously excited to work with. Guys like Vader, Hunter Hearst-Helmsley and Goldust. Not to mention the few newbies we've got coming in, which we've locked down this past week.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

For now, I'll leave you the list of goals my boss has set for me, followed by the five bullet-points of my vision - which I'll probably be adding to down the stretch.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

McMahon's:</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Goal #1</span>: When the time expires, the WWF must have gained popularity in America. <em>2 years</em>. <em>Critical</em>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Goal #2</span>: Shawn Michaels must be kept above a B- overall popularity in America. <em>1 year, 8 months</em>. <em>High</em>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Goal #3</span>: Razor Ramon must be kept above a C+ overall popularity in America. <em>1 year, 10 months</em>. <em>High</em>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Goal #4</span>: Billy Gunn must have reached at least a C overall popularity in America when the time expires. <em>1 year, 10 months</em>. <em>High</em>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Goal #5</span>: You can't hire any wrestler who is classed as a luchador. <em>1 year, 4 months</em>. <em>Average</em>.</p><p> </p><p>

<span style="text-decoration:underline;">Goal #6</span>: You can't hire any wrestler who is classed as an MMA crossover. <em>2 years, 4 months</em>. <em>Average</em>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Mine:</p><p> </p><p>

Mirror society. The WWF has been immensely behind the curve as of late and this MUST change.</p><p> </p><p>

Better characterization and overall storytelling, both in and out of ring. The traditional 'good guy' versus 'bad guy' model needs a major adjustment and should be more character driven down the line.</p><p> </p><p>

Be more unpredictable. Do away with same old same old cookie-cutter, predictable wrestling formula and turn Monday Night Raw into must-see, car crash TV.</p><p> </p><p>

Be more edgy. Tarantino films, grunge music and the coastal rap rivalry are a few examples of what's hip these days -- sorry Vince, but I didn't see the crossover in TL Hopper or The Goon.</p><p> </p><p>

Roster overhaul. As we stand, there's plenty of guys we want here. Some of whom deserve a better push. Some of whom we believe need a repackaging. And some of who are just god awful, and most likely need to go.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

Realizing this all can't just happen overnight, AND I still gotta swerve the old man on the vast majority of the aforementioned, I have accomplished my first goal: talking Vince into going live with Monday Night Raw every week against WCW Monday Nitro. He was lukewarm to the idea at best initially, but then agreed that WCW is now to be seen as serious competition, not to be taken lightly. And that we'd need to step up and go pound for pound.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

In closing, I do plan on doing a monthly report, or whenever it is I deem necessary. We've got some substantial happenings coming up, heading into/for the Royal Rumble this year. So buckle up!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

'Till next time...</p><p> </p><p>

- VinnyRu</p>

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Raw comes to us LIVE this week from the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden in Manhattan, New York!



- A long-standing rivalry gets renewed, when "The Mighty" Yokozuna collides with "The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker! Can The Deadman survive the near 600 pound gargantuan just a mere 13 days before his shot at the WWF's most prestigious prize? Or will the monster from the Orient lay him to rest for good?



- The Intercontinental Championship is up for grabs in another renewed rivalry, that pits "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon putting his title on the line against former champ, "Double J" Jeff Jarrett! Could Razor stay focused this week, despite whatever Goldust may or may not have up his sleeve? Could Double J be adding more 'gold' to his gold record collection in the form of a new belt? Only one way to find out!



- Also, in a SummerSlam '95 rematch, The 1-2-3 Kid takes on "The White Angel" Hakushi!



- Plus, the return of PIPER'S PIT! And his special guest, "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase -- who's slated to be passing the torch and crowning a NEW Million Dollar Champion!



- And, exclusive footage from the press conference where "The Heart Break Kid" Shawn Michaels addresses his WWF future! All we can say is this is one you most certainly don't wanna miss!



Tune in for all this and more, Monday 9PM Eastern/8 Central!



Prediction Key:



The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase Vs. "The White Angel" Hakushi




Hunter Hearst Helmsley Vs. Local Job Guy




WWF Intercontinental Championship:

"Double J" Jeff Jarrett Vs. "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon ©




"The Mighty" Yokozuna w/James E. Cornette and Mr. Fuji Vs. "The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer


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Hunter Hearst Helmsley




WWF Intercontinental Championship

"The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon ©




"The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker


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The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase Vs. "The White Angel" Hakushi

Comment:Would be a great match, but I don’t imagine Hakushi is particularly high on the totem pole around now.



Hunter Hearst Helmsley Vs. Local Job Guy

Comment:Kind of a no brainer



WWF Intercontinental Championship:

"Double J" Jeff Jarrett Vs. "The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon ©

Comment:I’m assuming Goldust is interested in the Bad Guy’s gold....not just his, uhm.....”machismo”



"The Mighty" Yokozuna w/James E. Cornette and Mr. Fuji Vs. "The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer

Comment:Taker shouldn’t be losing this.....Yoko is long past his best by now and the Deadman has Title aspirations to consider

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<p><strong>The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase</strong> Vs. "The White Angel" Hakushi</p><p>

Comment: Push Waltman to the moon.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Hunter Hearst Helmsley</strong> Vs. Local Job Guy</p><p>

Comment: Should be fighting the Brawler.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

WWF Intercontinental Championship:</p><p>

"Double J" Jeff Jarrett Vs. <strong>"The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon ©</strong></p><p>

Comment: Goldust needs to be the next champion.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

"The Mighty" Yokozuna w/James E. Cornette and Mr. Fuji Vs. <strong>"The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer</strong></p><p>

Comment: I hate to pick against Fuji though.</p>

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<p><strong>The 1-2-3 Kid w/Ted DiBiase</strong> Vs. "The White Angel" Hakushi</p><p>

Comment: <em>Hakushi was a phenomenal performer wasted by WWF, but his potential has been worn thin by this point.</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Hunter Hearst Helmsley</strong> Vs. Local Job Guy</p><p>

Comment: You've not even named the opponent!</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

WWF Intercontinental Championship:</p><p>

"Double J" Jeff Jarrett Vs. <strong>"The Bad Guy" Razor Ramon ©</strong></p><p>

Comment: <em>Didn't realise JJ was still with WWF by early 96</em></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

"The Mighty" Yokozuna w/James E. Cornette and Mr. Fuji Vs. <strong>"The Man From The Darkside" The Undertaker w/Paul Bearer</strong></p><p>

Comments: <em>Yoko to go out on his back.</em></p>

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