• OLD SCHOOL 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
• WWE Officials Planning To Use WWE vs. AEW War To Draw Interest
At the WWE Hall of Fame 2019 ceremony, Triple H took a shot at AEW. Then at AEW Double Or Nothing, Cody Rhodes took a shot at WWE by destroying Triple H’s throne.
On last week’s episode of RAW, Sami Zayn sat on “The Electric Chair” and answered fan questions.
Zayn wasn’t impressed with the questions that fans asked him and this led to him saying the following:
“You could’ve asked me about AEW.”
You can watch Sami mentioning AEW below:
Sami Zayn mentions AEW on RAW pic.twitter.com/rkJfkEJ3al
— World Wrestling News (@WWENewsMafia) May 28, 2019
According to Slice Wrestling, WWE officials are looking to capitalize on the WWE vs. AEW war to generate publicity and interest in their product.
With the viewership being down, Triple H feels things like this can help in improving things and this is the most likely reason why Sami was booked to mention AEW on RAW.