• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 11, 1997) – WWF RAW IS WAR
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 Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 17: Ground Zero’ PPV.
Here’s the card:
1. Legion of Doom Hawk vs. Henry Godwinn
2. Scott Putski vs. Tony Williams
3. Flash Funk vs. Brian Pillman
4. The Patriot & Ken Shamrock vs. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith
5. Faarooq vs. Chainz
6. Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind
• Old School WWF Jobber Of The Day: Alan Martin
• WWE Planning A Major Swerve For SummerSlam 2020 (Possible Spoiler)
As seen on this week’s episode of RAW, Randy Orton turned on Ric Flair by low-blowing him and punting him in the head.
According to Bryan Alvarez of the Wrestling Observer, WWE might be planning a major swerve here and Flair might end up returning at SummerSlam 2020 to help Orton defeat Drew McIntyre to win the WWE Championship and become a 14 time World Champion.
You can read Alvarez’s reasoning for this below:
“Why would Randy turn on Ric Flair now, as opposed to after the match with Drew McIntyre? If Drew McIntyre is going to win, Randy Orton turning on Ric Flair the next day is the best way to get his heat back and he can blame Ric Flair. There’s a million things you can do.
I think Randy Orton is beating Drew McIntyre. If Randy Orton is beating Drew McIntyre, look at how hard they have pushed Drew McIntyre. I think the only way that Randy wins is with help. I think that this is a swerve and that Ric Flair is going to come out at SummerSlam and he is going to help Randy Orton win the 14th World Title and they will have been in cahoots and they’re on their way to this gold that they talked about.
Why do I say that? Because Randy Orton punted Christian a few weeks ago, right? Christian retired due to a head injury. Christian had too many concussions and they will never clear him to wrestle again and you know what they sure aren’t gonna clear him to do – take a punt.
So what they did, it’s a taped show and they shot it in such a way that Randy Orton’s foot was in between the camera and Christian’s head. He was probably a foot away from Christian’s head but he did the punt and they edited in the sound effect and they shot it from the perfect angle and it looked like he punted the guy and killed him.
Well, guess what, Ric Flair can’t take any physical punishment as well. It was a taped show, they could have used sound effects, they could have done the exact same thing but they didn’t. Instead, Randy went for the punt and he started running and the lights went out and when they came back on, Ric Flair was allegedly dead. We don’t know, just like Zelina Vega asked, what proof do you have as a viewer that Randy Orton actually punted Ric Flair? Zero proof.
I think these two guys are working together and they allegedly wrote Ric Flair out of storyline but at SummerSlam, Flair is going to return and he is going to screw Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton is gonna RKO him and win the Title and they are all in cahoots. I hesitate to say this but guess what, it all makes sense! But we’ll see what happens at SummerSlam.”
SummerSlam’s tagline being “You’ll Never See It Coming” also makes it sound like it’s going to happen.
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