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Old 03-18-2013, 04:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello and welcome, everyone, to the Monday Night Wars Club: Third Edition!

For starters we have ROYAL RUMBLE 1997 (original air date: January 19th 1997 at The Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas)




PART 1 PART 2PART 3

  • WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Sid (c) VS Shawn Michaels
  • Undertaker VS Vader
  • Ahmed Johnson VS Faarooq
  • INTER-CONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: Golddust VS Hunter Hearst-Helmsley
  • Perro Aguayo, Hector Garza & El Canuk VS Fuerza Guererro, Heavy Metal & Jerry Estrada
  • THE ROYAL RUMBLE 30 MAN OVER-THE-TOP ROPE BATTLE ROYAL
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Followed by WWF MONDAY NIGHT RAW (Original air date: 20th January 1997)

Spoiler for Quick Synopsis of what happened last week:
Hunter Hearst-Helmsley and Jerry "The King" Lawler defeated Mark Mero and Golddust, after 'Dust wouldn't stop pummeling HHH in the ropes and a DQ was called. Sid and HBK both cut promos as to why they are going to defeat the other at the Royal Rumble, Sid's inside an empty Alamodome Arena to great effect, and HBK's amongst his home town fans. Rocky Maivia defeated the British Bulldog after interference from Steve Austin, Bret Hart was on commentary with an injured ankle after Stone Cold had trapped his ankle in a chair on the Saturday before. Finally, The Undertaker defeated Crush of the Nation of Domination, leading to a brawl after the match between 'Taker, NOD and Ahmed Johnson.
WATCH HERE!
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& WCW MONDAY NITRO (Original air date: 20th Januay 1997)

Spoiler for Quick Synopsis of what happened last week:
I didn't get a chance to watch after it kept getting deleted - I'm going to watch it before I watch this week's NITRO.
PART 1 + PART 2
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: MONDAY NIGHT WARS CLUB: Royal Rumble 1997, & Monday January 20th 1997

Glad you are continuing . Gonna watch Nitro first as its been more entertaining and must see thus far. I'll watch the Rumble and Raw in the coming days.
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Oh boy, we are already at the rumble, still havn't seen the go home show.
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I watched WWF back then but didnt catch every week and I saw WCW from around mid 98. So thanks very much for all of these!
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Thanks for continuing this. Gonna watch the Raw & then Nitro.
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Gonna watch Nitro and RAW later on after current RAW goes of the air.

Rumble was pretty meh. I honestly only enjoyed the Rumble match (just for the finishing sequence). Thought Austin was brilliant throughout the match, loved how full of anger he was. I must say, 97 Austin is my favorite year for his character.. He just seems legitimately pissed off. He's pure attitude throughout the match and it's good to see how they're setting up Bret/Austin, as I have never gone back to watch the build but have seen the Mania match dozens of times.

Thought Sid/HBK and Taker/Vader underdelivered. Both lacked any energy, it seemed as if all four just phoned it in. HBK was really off his game in his match, he damn near no sold that powerbomb outside of the ring.
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Stone Cold is undoubtedly the MVP of this whole show. He keeps the whole rumble together and the moment he and Bret have their big stand off is the highlight. None the less there is too many no names in the rumble.

Lol at Mil Mascaras eliminating himself with a high spot.

The ME doesn't really work, HBK could work miracles with most but Sid never really seemed to be one of them (even though their Survivor Series match was pretty cool).
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It's been said that HBK had the flu during his Rumble match with Sid, for what it's worth. I'm inclined to believe it because they had a good match just two months earlier at Survivor Series '96 at MSG. Will watch these shows tomorrow! Thanks for posting these, love these threads.
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Default Re: MONDAY NIGHT WARS CLUB: Royal Rumble 1997, & Monday January 20th 1997

So the Royal Rumble was held in the Alamodome. It looks like a big crowd, but I heard the event was heavily papered.
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I have to admit. You have a pretty great idea going here and it was one of the reasons I decided to join after lurking for a couple of weeks.

As someone who wanted to watch the Attitude Era episodes myself, I was able to gather about almost all that I could off of Youtube before WWE got rid of almost everything from 1998-2001. However, I always wanted to see the episodes before Summerslam 1997 (which is where I actually started downloading from) for the Austin/Hart feud, something I've wanted to see for sometime. I know January 1997 isnt the beginning of that feud, but this is still good enough for me. Since I was unable to find anything before August 1997 I have to thank you for this.

I'll watch Raw/Nitro/Rumble when I can.

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