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.
WELCOME EVERYONE- TO WRASSLIN’ RAWWWWWW!
WWE Raw: December 16, 1996
SPECIAL SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT! In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the fates have conspired to deliver a two-man booth, so the Year End update and the episode the boys got subjected to are a man down. That doesn’t stop the talk about Steve Austin and Vader, a Jobber of the Week with a familiar masked face, and some serious questions about pretending like Sunny never happened. Are we back around to “worked concussion” again?
WWE In Your House: It's Time
It's not just the Executioner going downhill! In this episode of Wrasslin' Raw, the boys put aside their reservations and sit down to examine In Your House 12: It's Time. This Pay Per View has matches featuring Marc Mero and Hunter Hearst Helmsley, a tag team championship match featuring Fake Razor and Fake Diesel, and Bret Hart taking on Psycho Sid for the championship. We also get a surprise ECW match, or at least something that looks like one!
WWE Raw: December 9, 1996
Wait, the Undertaker is taking on who at the Pay Per View? In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys wince at the go-home Monday Night Raw, leading into the In Your House: It’s Time Pay Per View. The Handicap Match between the “Real Double J” Jesse James, Justin Bradshaw, and Uncle Zebekiah doesn’t get any pops, but Goldust and Bart Gunn were serviceable. Who’s looking forward to that upcoming tag team titles match?
WWE Raw: December 2, 1996
SHAKE THE BOOTY! In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys bear witness to a particularly poor episode of Monday Night Raw. Flash Funk gets pyro, Shawn Michaels has an apology to present to everyone, and The Goon is here to ruin everyone’s good time. That trend continues with Fake Diesel, Jake “the Snake” Roberts, and the Mildman Marc Mero. Some confusing events happened last Wednesday in London, but it’s very clear that Tiny Tim has passed away and Jerry Lawler loves it. “I like my ukulele!”
WWE Raw: November 25, 1996
Lou Albano, out of nowhere! In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys get ongoing updates from Doc Hendrix that don’t really update anything at all. Rocky Maivia gets a chance to work a solo match, Bret “the Hitman” Hart and Owen Hart give us a great show opener, and Sunny continues to evolve into a sexual predator. Ryan gets to present a Jobber of the Week, and Vince McMahon gets to lead Shawn Michaels through another interview. This is all Jose Lothario’s fault!
WWE Raw: November 18, 1996
How many times can the Executioner ruin a finish? In this episode of Wrasslin’ Raw, the boys have to ask the hard questions: Can Jose Lothario, in FULL CARDIAC ARREST, refuse medical attention? What do PG-13 really bring to the table in the Nation of Domination? What’s it going to take for Ryan to give Bob Holly the Jobber of the Week title? The answers to these questions and the results of the 1996 Presidential election are on an all-new episode this week!
Donk is #1 baby!
Yeah for old school wrestling
Great podcast if you enjoy old school Raw. Pretty neat they are going episode by episode, really cool.