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Sting Recalls A Story Of Almost Getting Shot During A Wrestling Match

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (May 26, 1997) – WWF Monday Night RAW

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 Roberts Municipal Stadium in Evansville, Indiana and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF King of the Ring 1997’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. The Legion of Doom vs. Brian Pillman & Jim Neidhart

2. D’Lo Brown vs. Bob Holly

3. Jerry Lawler vs. Goldust

4. Flash Funk vs. Rocky Maivia

5. Ahmed Johnson vs. Vader

6. Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Rockabilly

7. World Tag Titles: Shawn Michaels & Steve Austin vs. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith

• Sting Recalls A Story Of Almost Getting Shot During A Wrestling Match

During an appearance at Starrcast II, WWE Hall of Famer Sting recalled a story of facing Jake “The Snake” Roberts early in his career and almost getting shot during the match.

Below is the story:

“The only Jake story I can tell you is wrestling him in Dallas and I believe it was the old Sportatorium that the Von Eriks [ran]. We wrestled in there and I was so new and green and he had me in this hold and we were just laying there and I’m going ‘What are we doing? What are we doing?’

He goes, ‘We’re in a hold, we’re in a hold just relax’ — ‘Why? Why are we just laying here’ Because there’s something going on in audience right now. He goes, ‘They’re watching that they’re not watching us.’

Turned out we thought there was a fight or something, but was a kid, a young kid, a teenager with a .22 and he shot two rounds into the ring trying to kill Jake. No one got hit. No one ringside, not me, not Jake. It was amazing. We got shot at. A lot of people don’t know that. Jake had heat too.”

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