Wrasslin’ Raw is a wrestling podcast that centers around three friends doing a deep-dive into World Wrestling Entertainment’s past. Starting in 1993, Joe, Ryan, and Jason take a look back at old-school wrestling by watching the WWE show Monday Night Raw in chronological order, along with the Pay-Per-Views as they happen. Bringing together three different viewpoints that sometimes agree and sometimes don’t, Wrasslin’ Raw is a round table discussion centered around individual episodes and events. Our hosts give opinions on matches, wrestlers, and storylines, as well as brief glimpses into the then-contemporary world of professional sports entertainment.
Fans of wrestling from their early youth, the boys decided one day to start re-watching old episodes of Raw. This started a texting discussion thread that wound up revealing some reevaluations of old favorites, new appreciation for things overlooked, and an overall richer viewpoint that has been informed by hindsight. Realizing this, the suggestion to record a podcast of the discussion was made and Wrasslin’ Raw was born.
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Wrasslin' Raw: Week Off
Wrasslin’ Raw is taking a week off to prepare for and record the annual WrestleMania Spectacular- but don’t worry Rawheads, the boys will be back next week to entertain you. The ride to WrestleMania is on!
WWE Raw: March 18, 1996
In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys sink their teeth into a night of odd matchups. The British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith takes on Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Goldust battles “Make a Difference” Fatu, and we see matches from Diesel and Bret Hart. Barry Horowitz and Tatanka make appearances as well. But hey, at least we get more Billionaire Ted!
WWE Raw: March 11, 1996
Call in to 1-900-SHAMELESS to find out what Billionaire Ted is up to this week! In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys see the “debut” of Stone Cold Steve Austin in an amazing match against Savio Vega, some comedy relief from a possibly-rabid Phineas when the Godwins wrestle, and what amounts to a handicap match between Yokozuna, Owen Hart, and the British Bulldog when the Undertaker goes Diesel hunting. We’ve got a new Jobber of the Week, so Ryan brushes off the ring rust and delivers!
WWE Raw: March 4, 1996
It’s the Wrasslin’ Raw 100th episode spectacular! In celebration, Monday Night Raw treats the boys to some great matches between Shawn Micheals and the 1-2-3 Kid, Bret Hart and Hunter Hearst Helmsley, and the Raw debut of Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw. The party continues with yet another fantastic Mankind vignette, and a perverted and predatory ‘movie’ from Goldust that causes Ryan and Jason to stop and examine their tastes. Oh, and it’s official, we’ll get the ULTIMATE WARRIOR at Wrestlemania XI
WWE Raw: February 26, 1996
Who doesn’t want to play Rowdy Roddy Piper’s bagpipes? In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys take a gander at a subpar episode of Monday Night Raw, with matches featuring Ahmed Johnson and Yokozuna. There’s another fantastic Mankind vignette, and a concerning Jake the Snake Roberts match. Vader’s run-ins aren’t making the kind of impact they were before, but the news of an upcoming Iron Man match gets everybody popping their asses off. Wait, did Jason really say that about Marty Jannetty?
WWE Raw: February 19, 1996
And what about the ULTIMATE WARRIOR?? In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, Vince name drops the Ultimate Warrior and then never follows up on why. The boys get to look at a good old-fashioned finish between Razor Ramon and Goldust, some underwhelming Vader action, and the Undertaker in a match against Tatanka. Things begin to heat up with the transition from Ringmaster to Stone Cold, and the penultimate Mankind vignette, featuring George the rat, is here for all to see and love!
Yeah for old school wrestling
Great podcast if you enjoy old school Raw. Pretty neat they are going episode by episode, really cool.