• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 3, 1996) – WWF Monday Night RAW
On this day in 1996, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.
It was broadcasted from the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium in Fayettville, North Carolina and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1996’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Steve Austin vs. Bob Holly
2. Mankind vs. Barry Horowitz
3. The Godwinns vs. Techno Team 2000
4. Jake Roberts vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
• Daniel Bryan Reveals How WWE Rubbed Him The Wrong Way During His Feud With CM Punk
During last night’s episode of WWE Backstage on FS1, Daniel Bryan talked about his feud with CM Punk for the WWE Championship back in 2012.
Below is what Bryan said about the feud:
“This is a period when Punk and I are doing stuff with the WWE Championship against each other, and we’re not in the main event? I don’t get rubbed the wrong way very often, but that was like one of those things.
We did a title match once where the main event was John Cena versus my now father-in-law, so this is all starting to get weird — John Cena vs John Laurinaitis that was the main event, but Punk and I were in the title match.
It was this weird thing where we did three pay-per-view title matches and two singles and none of them were the main event and the other one we got Kane involved and it’s just like I remember being in these title matches and being like, ‘Hey let’s go out and show them!’
I also didn’t know Kane at the time and that started this friendship between Kane and I were it’s like ‘Oh!’ When you meet him he’s really intimidating because he’s a [pro wrestling] veteran and he’s really smart and he’s really big so you like see him at the airport with his legs crossed and his glasses on and he’s reading the paper or he’s reading a super intellectual book or something like that and I’m like ‘Oh I don’t know if he’s going to fit with my quirky personality’, but it turns out that he fits great so it was just like a fun time.
I remember on live events it would either be me and Punk in these title matches or me, Punk and [Kane] in these triple threats. For me it was really, because I had just lost the World Championship in 18 seconds at WrestleMania and it was this point where the crowd was behind me, but that only lasts for so long so you either get involved in something that pushes you forward or you fall off the cliff and being involved with [Kane] and Punk and that kinda stuff kept me moving forward. I think that whole thing, the whole thing was neat, bizarre, and cool.”