• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (October 14, 1996) – WWF RAW IS WAR
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 Hersheypark Arena in Hershey, Pennsylvania and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 11: Buried Alive’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Vader vs. Phinneas I. Godwinn
2. Jake Roberts vs. Jerry Lawler
3. Freddie Joe Floyd vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
4. Faarooq Asad vs. Alex Porteau
5. Shawn Michaels vs. Steve Austin
• Psycho Sid Recalls Shawn Michaels Almost Getting Beat Up By WWF Wrestler For Calling Him A Pu$$y
During a recent appearance on The Hannibal TV, Old School WWF Legend Psycho Sid recalled Shawn Michaels’ backstage altercation with The Harris Brothers.
Below is the story:
“It was Madison Square Garden. And I swear this is what happened because Ron told me this word for word, and Don was there too. What happened was, and people don’t realise this, this is no exaggeration. These guys including me weren’t getting paid for weeks and weeks upon time.
Lot of us, not everyone, some of us had money saved up so that we could make it on the road, and we did get paid, it just took a while to get paid. So what the guys would do is, they would take their draws, get to their home and put it in their debit or credit card account, and that would help them pay bills and get back on the road the next time.
So what happened was, and they weren’t the only ones that did it. Several people had to quit because they just couldn’t afford to go on the road.
So Shawn, who like me was getting paid well while those guys weren’t, called them ‘pu$$ies’ or quitters… he said something to them. And then Ron grabbed him by the throat and knocked him up against the wall, or something like that. I remember that happened because it really bothered Kevin Nash.
Kevin was going to beat Don up, which would have never happened. Don would have killed him. I think it was Ron who did that.”