• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (January 5, 1998) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1998, the World Wrestling Federation aired another LIVE episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the New Haven Coliseum in New Haven, Connecticut and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1998’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Ken Shamrock vs. Faarooq
2. NWA North American Heavyweight Title: Jeff Jarrett vs. Barry Windham
3. D.O.A. vs. Truth Commission
4. Owen Hart vs. Savio Vega
5. Marc Mero vs. Tom Brandi
6. Flash Funk vs. TAFKAG Goldust
7. New Age Outlaws vs. The Headbangers
• Jerry Lawler Reveals Vince McMahon’s Level Of Interest In Lana’s Wedding On RAW
During a recent edition of The Jerry Lawler Show podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler revealed Vince McMahon’s level of interest in Lana’s wedding on RAW.
Below is what Lawler said:
“Here’s something that a lot of people don’t realize, too. I’ll give this little bit of backstage info about this. This thing was so good, it was gonna be so highly anticipated by everybody backstage especially.
Vince had some really important meetings — he doesn’t do this often, but lately, I think with the upcoming XFL about to start and all that sort of stuff, Vince has been torn in so many different directions. And he’s missed several RAWs, and he’s missed several SmackDowns, in the past few weeks. And he actually left Hartford, CT at 2:00 in the afternoon, and everybody thought he was gone.
Vince has his own office there, and he told everybody he had to leave at 2:00. He left, the limousines took him out.
We even went from the Talent Relations, I dress in the Talent Relations office with Mark Carrano and those guys. And so we moved the Talent Relations office into Vince’s office.
So we moved all our stuff over into his bigger, nicer office, where we had more room and we’re all sitting there. And about — I don’t know, about 5:30 or so, somebody comes in and says, ‘Hey, Vince is on his way back, he doesn’t want to miss the wedding!’
So, he came all the [way back], and all of a sudden we’re in the back. We’re grabbing up all of our stuff. We had to put his office back together, so he wouldn’t know that we’d stolen his office from him.
And so — but yeah, Vince came back just to make sure he was there for the wedding. So, it was great.”
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