• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (October 13, 1997) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Landon Arena in Topeka, Kansas and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Survivor Series 1997’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Owen Hart vs. Faarooq
2. Max Mini & Nova vs. Tarantula & Mosaic
3. Shawn Michaels vs. Flash Funk
4. Skull & Eight Ball vs. Truth Commission
5. Brian Christopher vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri
6. Goldust vs. Savio Vega
7. Ahmed Johnson vs. Triple H
8. WWF Tag Team Titles: Legion Of Doom vs. The Godwinns
• Hulk Hogan Says He Wanted To Become “Triple H” After WrestleMania 6
During a recent appearance on Apter Chat, WWE Hall of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan talked about wanting to become “Triple H” after his match with The Ultimate Warrior at WrestleMania IV back in 1990.
Below is what the Hulkster said:
“Me turning heel was Eric (Bischoff) beating on me for a couple months trying to persuade me. You know I’d been through the whole WWF departure and the Turner thing when I got the belt from Flair and then all of a sudden, the red and yellow was starting to get a few boos you know, but I was in a turmoil.
I thought man this isn’t going to be the greatest thing for my career, it’s going to ruin it.
I was on the fence about turning heel but the Hollywood Hogan character man that was something I wanted to do after WrestleMania VI with The (Ultimate) Warrior.
I went to Vince (McMahon) and I want to be ‘Triple H’ Hollywood Hulk Hogan. I want to turn heel and Vince went, ‘no man you can’t turn heel there’s no way it would work’.
I wanted to walk away from the ring, hand Warrior the belt, look up to god, and then left the ring. As I left the ring you’ll notice a lot of people following me watching me walk away.
I would have loved to get half-way down that aisle and turned around and went back. You know, but that’s what I wanted to do, but Vince had other plans.”