• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (July 28, 1997) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Pittsburgh Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1997’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Legion of Doom vs. Los Boriquas
2. Vader vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
3. The Truth Commission vs. Bob Holly, Flash Funk & Jesse James
4. Crush vs. Faarooq
5. The Godwinns vs. Steve Austin & Dude Love
6. Devon Storm vs. Ace Darling
7. Goldust vs. Rockabilly
8. The Patriot vs. Bret Hart
• Old School WWF Jobber Of The Day: Rick Mitchell
• AEW Personality Calls Charlotte Flair’s WWE RAW Debut ‘Idiotic Booking’
While speaking on the ARN podcast, AEW Head Coach Arn Anderson discussed WWE making Charlotte Flair lose her first match on RAW against Natalya in 2014.
Below is what he said:
“What does that tell you about the idiotic choices that are made. Our audience is very smart. They do their homework. When you have a debut of a talent, if they’ve been anywhere, done anything, been on any television, been in any place that social media goes, our audience knows who they are before they come through the curtain.
Certainly, Charlotte Flair couldn’t go anywhere in the civilized world without people knowing who she is. She is a tremendous talent, as good as anyone out there on the female roster of any company. You can argue the point that she is the best.
She’s a hard worker and into her character and presence and what she brings to the table to be the face of the company where she is trying to get. But to beat her on her debut, our audience would look at that and go, ok, well she must not be a star like her dad.
She failed her first match. That’s not good. I don’t give a sh*t what anybody says. People say wins and losses don’t matter. When you debut and you get beat in your first match and you have a lineage and a heritage like that, name me one person, and I mean just one, that lost their way into getting over.”
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