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World Wrestling Federation roster

Face

Heel

Main Eventers

Bret Hart

Gimmick: Old School Face

Overness: 100

Shawn Michaels

Gimmick: Unique

Overness: 100

The Undertaker

Gimmick: Supernatural

Overness: 98

Cactus Jack

Gimmick: Crazy

Overness: 95

Kevin Nash

Gimmick: Cool

Overness: 99

Owen Hart

Gimmick: Obnoxious

Overness: 97

Scott Hall

Gimmick: Unique

Overness: 100

Scott Steiner

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 97

Upper Midcarders

Ahmed Johnson

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 88

Jesse James

Gimmick: Cool

Overness: 86

Marc Mero

Gimmick: Old School Face

Overness: 88

Mr. Perfect

Gimmick: Cocky

Overness: 92

Rick Martel

Gimmick: Cocky

Overness: 92

Sycho Sid

Gimmick: Psycho

Overness: 91

Al Snow

Gimmick: No Gimmick Needed

Overness: 88

Billy Gunn

Gimmick: Cocky

Overness: 88

British Bulldog

Gimmick: Old School Heel

Overness: 93

Hunter Hearst Helmsley

Gimmick: Unique

Overness: 90

Steve Austin

Gimmick: Cocky

Overness: 88

Vader

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 91

Midcarders

Bart Gunn

Gimmick: Pro USA

Overness: 74

Brian Adams

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 84

Brian Lee

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 81

Brian Pillman

Gimmick: No Gimmick Needed

Overness: 81

Chavo Guerrero

Gimmick: Show Stealer

Overness: 74

Chris Benoit

Gimmick: No Gimmick Needed

Overness: 80

D'Lo Brown

Gimmick: Cool

Overness: 70

Doug Furnas

Gimmick: Legitimate Athlete

Overness: 75

Jim Neidhart

Gimmick: Old School Face

Overness: 74

Mark Henry

Gimmick: Legitimate Athlete

Overness: 84

Phillip LaFon

Gimmick: Legitimate Athlete

Overness: 75

Rocky Maivia

Gimmick: Blue Chipper

Overness: 77

Scorpio

Gimmick: Fun Babyface

Overness: 70

Yokozuna

Gimmick: Old School Face

Overness: 75

Alex Wright

Gimmick: Harsh German

Overness: 74

Brian Christopher

Gimmick: Obnoxious

Overness: 75

Duke Droese

Gimmick: City Slicker

Overness: 76

Goldust

Gimmick: Freak

Overness: 84

Jacobs

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 75

Jacques Rougeau

Gimmick: Old School Heel

Overness: 70

JC Ice

Gimmick: Rapper

Overness: 80

Jerry Lawler

Gimmick: Royalty

Overness: 77

Pierre Oulette

Gimmick: Old School Heel

Overness: 70

Scott Taylor

Gimmick: Cocky

Overness: 80

Sean Waltman

Gimmick: Cool

Overness: 84

Wolfie D

Gimmick: Rapper

Overness: 80

Lower Midcarders

Adam Copeland

Gimmick: Daredevil

Overness: 65

Bob Holly

Gimmick: Dual Sport Superstar

Overness: 66

Christian Cage

Gimmick: Daredevil

Overness: 65

Don Harris

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 64

Fatu

Gimmick: Fun Babyface

Overness: 63

Hakushi

Gimmick: Martial Arts

Overness: 63

John Bradshaw

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 69

Ron Harris

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 64

Scott Putski

Gimmick: Old School Face

Overness: 64

Albert

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 62

Andrew Martin

Gimmick: Anti USA

Overness: 60

Angel Jackson

Gimmick: Anti USA

Overness: 58

Chris Kanyon

Gimmick: Obnoxious

Overness: 55

Disco Inferno

Gimmick: Cocky

Overness: 54

Joe E. Legend

Gimmick: Anti USA

Overness: 57

Johnny Swinger

Gimmick: Egomaniac

Overness: 65

Simon Diamond

Gimmick: Obnoxious

Overness: 67

Steve Blackman

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 63

Tiger Ali Singh

Gimmick: Old School Heel

Overness: 54

Openers

Jeff Hardy

Gimmick: Daredevil

Overness: 52

Matt Hardy

Gimmick: Daredevil

Overness: 52

Bull Buchanan

Gimmick: Bad Ass

Overness: 46

Mike Lockwood

Gimmick: Cheater

Overness: 46

Scott Borders

Gimmick: Anti USA

Overness: 49

Jobbers

The Magician

Gimmick: Magician

Overness: 34

Ekmo

Gimmick: Rebel

Overness: 35

Kimo

Gimmick: Rebel

Overness: 35

Managers

Sable

Gimmick: Cheerleader

Manages: Marc Mero

Overness: 80

Bob Backlund

Gimmick: Crazy

Manages: Jacobs

Overness: 76

Dawn Marie

Gimmick: Executive Consultant

Manages: Duke Droese, Johnny Swinger, Simon Diamond

Overness: 59

Joanie Laurer

Gimmick: Bodyguard

Manages: Alex Wright

Overness: 70

Marlena

Gimmick: Secretary

Manages: Goldust

Overness: 78

Sunny

Gimmick: Seductress

Manages: Billy Gunn

Overness: 78

Non Wrestlers

Paul Bearer

Gimmick: Supernatural

Overness: 77

Ric Flair

Gimmick: Suave

Overness: 98

Rowdy Roddy Piper

Gimmick: Crazy

Overness: 88

Shane McMahon

Gimmick: Old School Face

Overness: 70

Stephanie McMahon

Gimmick: Staff Member

Overness: 70

Vince McMahon

Gimmick: Staff Member

Overness: 74

James E. Cornette

Gimmick: Obnoxious

Overness: 75

Rick Rude

Gimmick: Ravishing

Overness: 85

Ted DiBiase

Gimmick: Arrogant

Overness: 76

USWA Roster

Banky Phat

Barry Horowitz

Barry Windham

Beulah McGuillicutty

Bill Alfonso

Bruce Prichard

Clarence Mason

David Flair

Erik Watts

Fred Ottman

Gangrel

Harvey Wippleman

Henry Godwinn

Ivory

Johnny Hall

Kama Mustafa

Kendall Windham

Nelson Knight

Paul Ellering

Peter Polaco

Phineous Godwinn

Phoebe Elizabeth

Ron Simmons

Shawn Stasiak

Steve Bradley

Terry Taylor

Tom Brandi

Tom Prichard

Tag Teams

Adams and Lee (Brian Adams and Brian Lee)

Diamond and Swinger (Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger)

Furnas and LaFon (Doug Furnas and Phillip LaFon)

Hardy Boyz (Matt Hardy and Jeff Hardy)

Harris Brothers (Don Harris and Ron Harris)

Island Boyz (Ekmo and Kimo)

Model Of Perfection (Rick Martel and Mr. Perfect)

PG-13 (JC Ice and Wolfie D)

Pillman and Benoit (Brian Pillman and Chris Benoit)

Scorpio and D'Lo (Scorpio and D'Lo Brown)

Snow and Austin (Al Snow and Steve Austin)

Suicide Blonds (Adam Copeland and Christian Cage)

The Godwinns (Henry Godwinn and Phineous Godwinn)

The Quebecers (Jacques Rougeau and Pierre Oulette)

Windham Brothers (Barry Windham and Kendall Windham)

Yokozuna and Fatu (Yokozuna and Fatu)

Stables

Canadian Revolution- Andrew Martin, Angel Jackson, Joe E. Legend, Scott Borders

The Money Mine- Dawn Marie, Duke Droese, Johnny Swinger, Simon Diamond

Rehab

Marty Jannetty

Kevin Nash

Injured

Clarence Mason will return from his broken leg in five months.

Hakushi will return from his neck injury in two months.

World Wrestling Federation Title History

World Wrestling Federation Championship

Bret Hart (3) 11/19/95- 3/24/96

Shawn Michaels (1) 3/24/96- 11/17/96

Scott Hall (1) 11/17/96-

World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Championship

Razor Ramon (4) 10/22/95- 1/29/96

Goldust (1) 1/29/96- 3/24/96

Razor Ramon (5) 3/24/96- 4/26/96

* Owen Hart (1) 4/26/96- 8/25/96

Rick Martel (1) 8/25/96- 10/21/96

Hunter Hearst Helmsley(1) 10/21/96-

World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Championship

Bart Gunn (2) and Billy Gunn (2) 9/25/95- 2/19/96

Owen Hart (3) and British Bulldog (2) 2/19/96- 4/29/96

Bart Gunn (3) and Billy Gunn (3) 4/29/96- 7/1/96

Al Snow (1) and Steve Austin (1) 7/1/96- 10/20/96

Brian Adams (1) and Brian Lee (1) 10/20/96- 12/15/96

Al Snow (2) and Steve Austin (2) 12/15/96-

Million Dollar Championship

** Sean Waltman (1) 6/28/96- 10/20/96

Chavo Guerrero (1) 10/20/96- 12/15/96

Duke Droese (1) 12/15/96-

Notes

- * The Intercontinental Championship was declared vacant after Razor Ramon was suspended for "unknown reasons". The title was put on the line in a twenty men over the top battle royal which was won by Owen Hart.

- ** Ted DiBiase brought back the Million Dollar Championship, Sean Waltman defeated Bob Holly in a match and was awarded the title.

*The numbers by the name mean how many times they have held the title.*

*The * means if something of note happened that caused a title change*

OOC- No backstory, Just things as they are in 1997 from my 1996 game.

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Today's Wrestling World

January 1997

By: Davey Hewey

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World Wrestling Federation

Owner: Linda McMahon

Public Image: 100

Size: Global

Based In: America

Risk Level: 70

Production Values: 100

Merchandising: 100

Advertising: 100

Top 5 Faces

1. Bret Hart (100)

2. Shawn Michaels (100)

3. The Undertaker (98)

4. Ric Flair (98)

5. Mr. Perfect (92)

Top 5 Heels

1. Scott Hall (100)

2. Kevin Nash (99)

3. Scott Steiner (97)

4. Owen Hart (97)

5. Cactus Jack (95)

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World Championship Wrestling

Owner: Ted Turner

Public Image: 62

Size: Global

Based In: America

Risk Level: 50

Production Values: 95

Top 5 Stars

1. Hulk Hogan (100)

2. Randy Savage (100)

3. Sting (100)

4. Lex Luger (96)

5. Shane Douglas (95)

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Extreme Championship Wrestling

Owner: ?

Public Image: 27

Size: National

Based In: America

Risk Level: 90

Production Values: 70

Top 5 Stars

1. Taz (83)

2. The Sandman (82)

3. Sabu (81)

4. Goldberg (81)

5. Terry Gordy (80)

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Amber Benson's Wrestling Federation

Owner: Nik Simpson

Public Image: 55

Size: Backyard

Based In: America

Risk Level: 30

Production Values: 5

Top 5 Stars

1. Steve Armstrong (26)

2. Kid Kash (25)

3. Elektra (20)

4. Miguel Perez (20)

5. Christian York (14)

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United States Pro Wrestling

Owner: Peter Walsh

Public Image: 60

Size: Cult

Based In: America

Risk Level: 20

Production Values:

Top 5 Stars

1. Taz (83)

2. The Sandman (82)

3. Sabu (81)

4. Goldberg (81)

5. Terry Gordy (80)

- Clarence Mason will return from his broken leg in five months.

- Hakushi will return from his neck injury in two months.

- Kevin Nash will return from rehab in one month.

- Tiger Ali Singh has returned from rehab.

- Marty Jannetty has returned from rehab.

- Jeff Jarrett has now left the WWF.

- Scott Putski has returned from injury.

- King Kong Bundy and Bob Armstrong have retired.

OOC- The news format will return to normal after the first month, I didn't really have that much to post about right now.

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MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARTY!

*Dances*

Hey Hewey, when will the scenario be out? Just curious as to when I can slap the world title on my boy Marty. :)

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World Wrestling Federation makes new signings, Plus more!

By: Davey Hewey

The World Wrestling Federation has announced that several wrestlers have been signed. "Cowboy" Bob Orton, Matt Borne, Kamala, Taka Michinoku, Chris Davis, Darnell Porter and Donalbain have all been signed. With the 1997 Royal Rumble nearing, The World Wrestling Federation decided to bring in a legend, A old fan favorite and a gentle giant into things. "Cowboy" Bob Orton, Matt Borne and Kamala will be entering the 1997 Royal Rumble. They're all one time deals, But things could change. "Cowboy" Bob Orton will be used as the legend and old timer in the Royal Rumble. The man from Kansas City, Kansas has said to be looking forward to being in the Royal Rumble match for the first time in his career. The forty six year old legend has been training for this since he got called back in December by Vince McMahon who asked him if he wanted to be in the 1997 Royal Rumble match. Bob Orton has feuded with legends like "Nature Boy" Ric Flair, Bob Backlund, Don Muraco. Orton was also apart of the first ever Wrestlemania event when he was managing Rowdy Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff against Mr. T and Hulk Hogan. Can the oldest man in the Royal Rumble match win?

Matt Borne is another man making his return to the World Wrestling Federation. Borne played Doink The Clown in it's early days and he's arguably, The best man to have played Doink The Clown. Borne will also be playing Doink The Clown in the World Wrestling Federation for the first time in years. If you remember back to the original Doink The Clown, You'll return that Doink was a evil clown. And most people consider him to have been at his best as a evil clown. And that's the way the WWF is looking to bring him in as. It'll be interesting to see if Doink will have any of his old tricks up his sleeve for the 1997 Royal Rumble. And could this be Doink's Rumble? Could Doink The Clown be the one who wins the 1997 Royal Rumble and challenges for the World Wrestling Federation Championship at Wrestlemania 13?

The third man who will be returning at the Royal Rumble is Kamala. A man who hasn't wrestled with the World Wrestling Federation in four years. Most fans remember Kamala as the man who feuded with Undertaker and wrestled in the first ever coffin match. Kamala will be entering the 1997 Royal Rumble and you got to wonder if the Ugandan giant will make an impact in the Royal Rumble. Right now, It's a one time deal but if Kamala wins the Royal Rumble, Then he's main eventing Wrestlemania 13.

Japanese star, Taka Michinoku signed a written deal with the World Wrestling Federation. The twenty three year old star is being brought into the World Wrestling Federation as apart of the Light Heavyweight division. Michinoku will be debuting at the Royal Rumble during the Royal Rumble. Taka signed a two year deal worth about $127,000 per month. Taka Michinoku will join the likes of Brian Christopher, Chavo Guerrero, Scott Taylor, Scott Putski etc in the Light Heavyweight division. Taka Michinoku could also be a very big impact player during the Royal Rumble match.

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Charismatic Chris Davis impressed World Wrestling Federation officials back in October during a dark match against Bob Holly. Davis is only nineteen years of age. He comes from Venice, Italy. Davis competed for several promotions and he even fought former ECW World Champion, Taz on TV in a squash match. Davis wrestled some big World Wrestling Federation superstars like Bob Holly, Jacobs, The Hardy Boyz and even Scott Putski! But it wasn't until his match with Bob Holly in October that caught the eyes of the road agents. Davis kept touring with the WWF with no contract. A offer was made to him this past December. Davis has been sent down to USWA making him the youngest WWF Superstar on the roster. Davis is expected to debut at USWA within a few days. He was trained by WCW star Fit Finley, So you can expect big things from this kid.

Name: Chris Davis

Weight: 250lbs

Height: 6' 3

Finishing Move: Max Impact and End Of The Line (Frog Splash)

Hometown: Venice, Italy

Debut: June, 1996

Contract: 24 months

Wage: $26,000

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Darnell Porter was trained by Ken Shamrock and Steve Blackman. Porter is a young Light Heavyweight star with alot of potential. The twenty two year old star from LA started his career in the now out of business LATMF. Porter wrestled big names such as Rob Van Dam, Little Guido and Nova. Porter even had a small feud with Little Guido. Porter was sidelined with a injury in November, But returned in December. He worked several house show matches with Albert and really impressed some of the top road agents. Porter has been known to take some high risks in his matches and has impressed some of the best bumpers in the WWF. Porter was offered a USWA contract this past December. He's currently feuding with Gangrel. When he is called up to the main roster, Will Darnell Porter make an impact?

Name: Darnell Porter

Weight: 212lbs

Height: 6’2

Finishing Move: 450 Splash and Play Of The Day

Hometown: Los Angeles, California

Debut: September, 1996

Contract: 24 months

Wage: 31,000

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Another man trained by Fit Finley has made his way into the World Wrestling Federation. This man has had the World Wrestling Federation officials watching him ever since May. Jim Ross said numerous times that this hoss could make an impact in the World Wrestling Federation. Unlike Davis and Porter, Donalbain hasn't wrestled for too many big promotions in the United States. He mostly worked in England and it wasn't until the fall where he worked a few more dark matches for the WWF under the request of Jim Ross. Donalbain also signed a contract this past December before In Your House on the 15th. Donalbain has also been sent to USWA and isn't expected to be called up anytime soon. Will he make an impact in the World Wrestling Federation?

Name: Donalbain

Weight: 295lbs

Height: 6'3

Finishing Move: Powerbomb and Texas Cloverleaf

Hometown: Paris, France

Debut: April, 1996

Contract: 24 months

Wage: 54,000

Pay Per View Map For 1997

Royal Rumble- January 19, From Montreal, Quebec, Canada

In Your House #13- February 16, From Chattanooga, Tennessee

Wrestlemania 13- March 23, From Chicago, Illinois

In Your House #14- April 20, From Rochester, New York

In Your House #15- May 18, From Richmond, Virginia

King Of The Ring- June 22, From Providence, Rhode Island

In Your House #16- July 13, From Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SummerSlam- August 24, From East Rutherford, New Jersey

In Your House #17- September 14, From Louisville, Kentucky

In Your House #18- October 12, From Saint Louis, Missouri

Survivor Series- November 9, From San Antonio, Texas

In Your House #19- December 14, From Springfield, Massachusetts

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Date: January 3, 1997

Location: New York City, New York

It's the first event of the new year. 1997 will open in a big way tonight on Friday Night Mayhem. We got the biggest main event in Friday Night Mayhem history taking place tonight. Sycho Sid goes one on one with Bret Hart. Bret Hart came down to the ring during Sid's match with Scott Hall on Monday Night Raw and nailed Hall with a steel chair. This lead to Sid Powerbombing Scott Hall and winning the WWF Championship. Or so we thought. Another referee ran down from the back and told the referee what happened and the decision was reversed! Sid snapped and Powerbombed "The Hitman"! Tonight these two fan favorites are gonna get it on in the main event. And which man will come out as the winner?

One of the greatest Superstars in the history of the World Wrestling Federation will be making his return for one night only at the Royal Rumble. Kamala! Tonight we understand Kamala will be at Madison Square Garden! Many fans remember the Ugandan giant as one of the best Superstars to set foot inside a WWF ring. Tonight he'll be interviewed. Has the big man learned how to talk? If so, What will he have to say about the Royal Rumble?

We'll also be taking a look at a young Superstar who will debut in the 1997 Royal Rumble match, Taka Michinoku. It'll be interesting to see what the Japanese star has in store for the fans of the World Wrestling Federation.

And Owen Hart will be teaming up with his brother in law, British Bulldog to take on "The Wildman" Marc Mero and Ahmed Johnson in tag team action. All four men are entered in the 1997 Royal Rumble match, And this should be a very interesting match up.

Plus, Plenty of matches featuring some of the best WWF Superstars! Including Hunter Hearst Helmsley, The Quebecers and PG-13!

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Channel: UPN

Time Slot: Prime Time

Date: January 3, 1997

Location: New York City, New York

Attendance: 10,034

Ticket Sales: $401,360

Announcers: Jonathan Coachman and Dok Hendrix

Voice Over- The World Wrestling Federation, For over fifty years the revolutionary force in sports entertainment.

Friday Night Mayhem comes on the air with a video package showing great World Wrestling Federation action. When the video ends, We're taken inside the arena where pyro goes off from the rafters and from the entrance way. We then head over to our announce position where Jonathan Coachman and Dok Hendrix are standing by. They are very excited and hype up tonight's big show.

The Quebecers Vs. D'Lo Brown and Scorpio

Scorpio has returned from being suspended last month after missing a photo shoot. The crowd was into the match big time here, As The Quebecers are one of the most hated tag teams in the World Wrestling Federation today. Jacques and Pierre started off with a quick hug, Getting booed by the crowd. The only person in the arena who liked their hugging was Dok Hendrix. Scorpio and D'Lo started off with alot of quick offense, Surprising the former three time World Wrestling Federation Tag Team Champions. At one point during the match both Scorpio and D'Lo came out of the top rope with dives to both Pierre and Jacques! The Quebecers finally took control of the match after hitting D'Lo with a double back elbow to the face. The Quebecers isolated Brown and used a few double team maneuvers on D'Lo. Including a double flapjack which sent D'Lo right into the ropes. D'Lo was able to make the tag to Scorpio after moving out of the way from Pierre's Cannonball. Scorpio came into the ring and took down both Jacques and Pierre with drop kicks. Scorpio even connected with a tornado DDT to Jacques for a very close near fall. The ending of the match came with Scorpio and Pierre fighting in the ring while Jacques and D'Lo brawled on the outside. Scorpio went up top and went for the Diss That Don't Miss, But Pierre moved out of the way! Jacques sent D'Lo to the steel steps and came into the ring. The Quebecers took out Scorpio with a double neck breaker and Pierre covered Scorpio to score the win. The Quebecers celebrated their win after the match was over while D'Lo helped Scorpio to the back.

79, 76, 82 ***

It's PARTY TIME!

A "earlier today" video begins to air. It shows some of the staff of the World Wrestling Federation having lunch in the cafeteria and relaxing. Suddenly, Music begins to play real loudly. It's the music of "Party Boy" Marty Jannetty! Marty Jannetty busts through the door of the cafeteria!

Marty Jannetty- Party boy is back! Yooooooooow! It's been months baby! Months since the WWF has had wild Marty around! But you know what they say, Partying comes first! And Marty is not the only one who's back daddy! Van "Party Time" Hammer is also here!

Hammer comes into the cafeteria with a boom box which is playing Marty's theme. He high fives Marty and gets on top of a lunch table and starts dancing.

Marty Jannetty- But wait a minute! That's not all! There's someone missing! This man is a real party animal! He parties almost as much as old Marty! He's crazy! He's always partying! This man party so much that he's been banned from three countries! Marty met this man while partying down in Mexico! This man is wild! And he's back in the World Wrestling Federation! He's Koko B. Party! Yeah!

Koko B. Ware comes through the door and also high fives Marty. He gets on top of a table and shoves the workers lunches aside and begins dancing around.

Marty Jannetty- See, It isn't about worrying about the Royal Rumble or the WWF Championship. There's something bigger than that! Partying! That's what the WWF has been needing since I took off! Look at how wild things have gotten! And "Party Boy" will be at the 1997 Royal Rumble to show everyone how to party! That's right! I might not be apart of the Royal Rumble match, But I will show up during it and play my music! And dance baby! Marty Jannetty and his Party Squad are back. And every WWF show leading to the Royal Rumble will see us partying everywhere! Because it's like Kiss said, We're hooligans! And we're gonna rock n roll all night and party everyday! And Marty will be in Montreal to party with all my Canadian fans!

The video ends with Jannetty, Koko and Hammer dancing around with their music playing while some of the staff look uncomfortable.

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Koko B. Ware gained overness from this segment.

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Hunter Hearst Helmsley Vs. John Bradshaw

This is a non title match. Hendrix said it was a non title match due to Helmsley having to defend the title on Monday Night Raw against Mark Henry. The crowd was into this match and booed Helmsley every chance they got. John Bradshaw dominated the beginning of this one, Tossing Helmsley around the ring a few times and sending Helmsley out to the floor with a clothesline. John Bradshaw and Hunter Hearst Helmsley got into a brawl at the ringside area with Bradshaw beating the living hell out of Helmsley and sending Helmsley face first into the steel ring post. Bradshaw kept beating down Helmsley inside the ring as well. Helmsley was able to duck the Clothesline From Texas and score with the high knee to Bradshaw's face for a two count. Helmsley used a few suplexes and started going to work on Bradshaw's legs. Helmsley wrapped Bradshaw's legs a few times around the ring post and eventually locked the large hoss into a figure four leg lock. But Bradshaw would not give it up. Bradshaw looked like he was going to make the comeback after catching Helmsley with a boot to the face, But Helmsley grabbed the ropes with his arm breaking up the count. Bradshaw ended up making the comeback and again he came very close to winning this non title match. Bradshaw went for his Clothesline From Texas, But Helmsley ducked and planted Bradshaw with a kick to the gut. One Pedigree later, And Helmsley scored the three count. Hunter Hearst Helmsley took the Intercontinental Championship and did his bowing pose with it, Jonathan Coachman asked if there was anyone who would be able to beat Hunter Hearst Helmsley.

80, 83, 75 **1\2

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Scott Putski, Doug Furnas and Phillip LaFon Vs. Scott Taylor and PG-13

The action was nonstop here in this six men tag team match up. Scott Putski is making his return after being out with a one month injury in December. PG-13 came down to the ring and did a rap making fun of mostly Jonathan Coachman. This one was a well worked six men tag team match with six of the best wrestlers in the World Wrestling Federation today. Scott Putski was able to hit a big plancha to Scott Taylor on the outside, But fell victim to a moonsault from Wolfie D, Who came all the way from the top turnbuckle to the outside! Furnas and LaFon took out both Wolfie D and JC Ice with a pair of German suplexes in the ring! The heel side finally took control after Scott Taylor caught Phillip LaFon with a high impact DDT. PG-13 and Taylor triple teamed LaFon behind the referee's back several times and wouldn't allow him anywhere near Furnas and Putski. LaFon was able to tag in Putski after taking out Wolfie D with a devastating enziguri kick. Putski came into the ring and started to clean house. Furnas and LaFon ended up on the outside with PG-13. Scott Putski and Scott Taylor were left alone in the ring. Putski started getting all rilled up and kicked Taylor's butt. Putski took out Taylor with a powerslam and went up top. Putski came off the top with a high cross body block to Taylor and scored the one, two, three.

77, 76, 79 **1\2

Things are going to change around here!

We go to the interview area where we see Michael Cole standing by with Bob Holly.

Michael Cole- I am standing by with Bob Holly. Bob, Tonight you have a big match ahead of you. You take on a former WWF Tag Team Champion, Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart. Last Monday night you were in the ring against Duke Droese and you snapped and got yourself disqualified. Bob Holly, What is going on with you as of late?

Bob Holly- What's going on with me? First of all Michael.......... Who in the hell do you think you are? Asking me what's going on with me? I am sick and tired of not getting any respect around here. You, The fans and everyone else don't respect me. And I am sick and tired of it. I am the best wrestler in the world today. Everyone knows that. But where's the titles? Where's the TV time? To hell with you and everyone else! Things will be changing and they'll be changing tonight. Bob Holly is gonna make big changes. And tonight everyone will see something big happen. Neidhart, I got no problem with you. But when you're in that ring with Bob Holly, You better get ready for me to kick your butt all over Madison Square Garden! And that my friends is, The way things are!

Bob Holly walks off, Shoving Michael Cole aside.

Michael Cole- What does Bob Holly mean? Fans, We'll find out next as he takes on Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart!

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COMMERCIAL BREAK

Bob Holly Vs. Jim "The Anvil" Neidhart

Bob Holly came down to the ring with a sour look on his face. He didn't have the stupid smile on his face and jumped Neidhart right from the get go. Bob Holly's look has changed a bit, His outfit doesn't have the racing stripes and he's cut his hair short. This match wasn't pretty, But the crowd was somewhat into it. Holly beat down Neidhart and used plenty of chokes and really risked getting disqualified. They went to the outside where Holly sent Neidhart right into the steel ring post and then rammed Neidhart's head time and time again into the steel steps! Chris Kanyon was shown watching this match from the top of the stage. Holly continued working over Neidhart and even cursed at the referee! Neidhart tried to make the comeback several times, But Holly kept using illegal tactics to take over the match. Neidhart was finally able to make the comeback after catching Holly with a big time powerslam. This was when Kanyon started walking towards the ring. Neidhart called for the Hart Attack, But Kanyon tripped him without the referee seeing it! This allowed Holly to connect with a big drop kick to Neidhart and score the win. After the match ended, Kanyon came into the ring and stared down Holly. Both men then hugged! Neidhart got up, And was attacked by both men! Neidhart was left down and out by this attack from both Kanyon and Holly! Hendrix was laughing, Saying that Holly has finally seen the light. Coachman couldn't believe it and started asking Why Bob, What happened to you? Why turn on everyone?

64, 66, 60 1\2*

Bob Holly gained overness from this match. Bob Holly's turn was completed, and he is now a heel.

Bob Holly gained overness from this turn.

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Doink The Clown and Kamala!

We return from the commercial break with Kevin Kelly standing in the ring.

Kevin Kelly- The 1997 Royal Rumble is nearing. It's just a few weeks away. And we got big names in the Royal Rumble. Names like Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Owen Hart, Cactus Jack and many other men. And tonight I'm going to be interviewing a man who'll make his one night only return to the WWF at the Royal Rumble. This man has been in the ring with men like Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and Bret Hart. This man is Kamala!

The crowd give a good ovation to Kamala who makes his way down to the ring. Kamala looks a bit terrified as he gets inside the ring. He pats his belly and Kevin Kelly begins to speak.

Kevin Kelly- Kamala, It's a pleasure to have you here tonight. Now it's been awhile since you've been in the WWF. What do you have to say about being back?

Kamala just shakes and doesn't speak into the microphone. Kelly tries to give him the microphone, But Kamala shoves Kelly and shakes.............

Kevin Kelly- You'll be in there with alot of men. Men like Shawn Michaels. Owen Hart. Sycho Sid, The Undertaker.

As soon as Kelly said Undertaker, Kamala started running around the ring screaming "no". Kamala goes into the corner and sits there, Hiding his face.

Kevin Kelly- I didn't mean to scare you Kamala......... I..........

Kelly is interrupted by the music of Doink The Clown. The crowd cheers as Doink The Clown makes his way down to the ring. Doink gets inside the ring and offers Kelly a handshake. Kelly accepts and gets shocked by the joybuzzer! Doink points and laughs at Kelly! Doink The Clown looks at Kamala who is still shaking. Doink pulls something out of his jacket! It's a balloon! Doink The Clown begins to make a balloon animal for Kamala! He offers it to Kamala. Kamala goes to take it, But Doink pops it with a needle! Kamala jumps up in fear as Doink The Clown laughs at Kamala! Kevin Kelly starts arguing with Doink, But Doink kicks Kelly in between the legs! Kamala then shoves Doink! Doink looks like he's going to back off, But when Kamala turns around, Doink The Clown pulls out a lead pipe from his jacket! Doink attacks Kamala with the lead pipe from behind and hits Kamala over the back with it! Kamala goes down! Doink hits Kamala over and over with the lead pipe. When he's finished, Doink The Clown stands over Kamala and laughs at Kamala and Kevin Kelly who are both down! The crowd boos as Doink The Clown leaves the ring. Jonathan Coachman says Doink is back to his evil ways!

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Doink The Clown debuted his new gimmick, it got a positive response. (Evil Clown)

Kamala debuted his new gimmick, it got a positive response. (Fun Babyface)

Kamala gained overness from this segment.

Doink The Clown gained overness from this segment.

COMMERCIAL BREAK

British Bulldog and Owen Hart Vs. Ahmed Johnson and "The Wildman" Marc Mero with Sable

British Bulldog and Owen Hart didn't come down to the ring together. Coachman tried to play it up as both men not being able to co exist, Even though they haven't teamed up regularly since August. Owen and Bulldog started off getting their asses handed to them by Mero and Johnson. They brawled all over the ringside area with the two brothers in law getting beat down. Finally, It was Davey Boy Smith and Ahmed Johnson going at it in the ring. Both men went at it in a test of strength, With Ahmed Johnson overpowering Bulldog. Bulldog crawled to his corner to tag in Owen, But Owen jumped off the apron! Owen said he hurt his leg! Bulldog argued with Owen and got nailed by a right hand from Johnson! Mero and Bulldog went at it for a bit, With Davey Boy Smith gorilla slamming Mero! Bulldog tagged Owen in, And Owen Hart did not seem too happy. Owen and Bulldog were able to work together and isolated "The Wildman". At one point of the match, Bulldog went for a clothesline to Mero as Owen was holding Mero, Mero ducked and Bulldog took out Owen! Then, Owen Hart went for his spinning heel kick to Mero, But he ducked and Owen took out Bulldog! Both Bulldog and Owen got in each other's faces which allowed Mero to tag in Ahmed Johnson! Johnson came into the ring and started cleaning house. Mero took it to Owen while Bulldog and Ahmed Johnson were in the ring alone. Owen Hart send Mero into the steel steps and came into the ring with a steel chair. Sable was on the apron trying to tell the referee, Owen went to hit Johnson with it, But he ducked and Owen took out Bulldog! Johnson hit Owen with a right hand knocking down Owen! Johnson covered Bulldog, But Owen hit Johnson over the back with the chair and rolled Bulldog on top of Johnson. Owen threw the chair to the outside while the referee counted the three. Owen Hart then left the ring while Mero was down on the outside and both Bulldog and Ahmed Johnson were out cold.

89, 93, 81 ***1\4

Taka Michinoku is coming

We go to the announce position. Coachman and Hendrix talk about the Royal Rumble and all the men that are entered in the Royal Rumble match. Jonathan Coachman talked about how we'd see the debut of Japanese star Taka Michinoku at the 1997 Royal Rumble. A video then began to air showing Taka Michinoku in action. Some footage was actually from Japan. The video ends with the Royal Rumble logo and a shot of the Japanese flag waving in the backround.

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COMMERCIAL BREAK

Interview with Bret Hart

We go backstage where we see Michael Cole standing by with Bret "The Hitman" Hart.

Michael Cole- I am standing by with Bret "The Hitman" Hart. Tonight you'll be taking on Sycho Sid in the main event. But lets talk about Monday Night Raw. You were attacked from behind by Scott Hall as you came into the arena. Then during the main event, You hit Hall with a chair and it looked like Sid became the new champion. But that wasn't the case. Another referee came down from the back and the decision was reversed. Sid then Powerbombed you. Bret Hart, Many people feel that you cost Sid the chance to be the World Wrestling Federation Champion. How do you feel about that?

Bret Hart- Michael, I am sorry that I got involved. My anger got the best out of me. I am sorry for costing Sid the title. I don't think Sid made the right decision by Powerbombing me. But tonight he'll have to own up to his mistakes by getting in the ring with me. And Sid, After I beat Scott Hall at the Royal Rumble and take back my World Wrestling Federation Championship, You'll get the first shot the next night on Monday Night Raw. You deserve another title shot and I know Scott Hall isn't man enough to fight you one more time. So I'll give you the title shot on the next night after I beat Scott Hall at the Royal Rumble. And Sid, I won't be a one day champion.

Michael Cole- Speaking of Scott Hall, You and him will be meeting at the Royal Rumble for the World Wrestling Federation Championship. Scott Hall has been one of the greatest WWF Champions in quite some time. How do you plan on beating this man for the title on January 19th?

Bret Hart- I'm going to enter the Royal Rumble and out wrestle Scott Hall. I'm going into my country of Canada on January 19th. I'm going into Montreal to challenge for the World Wrestling Federation Championship. And you can bet that I am not going to lose. Scott Hall better be ready for the Royal Rumble. I'm going into my country of Canada and I will be victorious. Scott Hall has held the WWF Championship for way too long. It deserves to be around the waist of a hero. Not a punk like Scott Hall. Scott Hall doesn't care about the fans, All he cares about is himself and the WWF Championship. That's not the kind of man we need as the WWF Champion. Scott Hall is no good and he's gonna be stopped at the Royal Rumble. I don't care how badly he'll take it to me, I'm going to beat him. I'm going to make him tap out to the Sharpshooter and become a four time World Wrestling Federation Champion. Scott Hall, Enjoy your final days with the WWF Championship. I am the excellence of execution and you will find out why on January 19th at the Royal Rumble.

Michael Cole- Any thoughts on your match with Sycho Sid tonight?

Bret Hart- Sid, I already apologized for what happened on Monday Night Raw. Tonight we're going to step into that ring and I will defeat you. And after I'm done with you, I'm taking the WWF Championship and I will go to Wrestlemania 13 and defend it against whoever wins the Royal Rumble. And I'm going to keep my title and prove to everyone that I am the best there is, The best there was and the best that there ever will be.

Michael Cole- Fans, It's up next! Bret "The Hitman" Hart takes on Sycho Sid! It should be quite the battle! Who's going to win this match up?

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COMMERCIAL BREAK

WWF Slam Of The Week- Sycho Sid Powerbombs Scott Hall to almost win the World Wrestling Federation Championship! (12/30/96)

Bret Hart Vs. Sycho Sid

The crowd was torn for this main event. Both Sid and Bret got huge ovations on their way to the ring and the crowd was divided here. Bret Hart and Sycho Sid were able to put on quite the solid showing. Sid started off just beating down Bret Hart. Using his size to his advantage and destroying "The Hitman". But Bret Hart is a smart man and took Sid down with a chop block. Bret went to work on Sid's legs and teased going for the Sharpshooter several times. Every time Sid would try to come back, Bret Hart would go back to work on the leg. They went to the outside with Bret Hart sending Sid right into the steel guardrail. Bret Hart then wrapped Sid's leg around the ring post a few times and locked Sid into a figure four around the ring post! Sid almost gave it up there. Bret Hart and Sid went into the ring with "The Hitman" continuing working over Sid's legs. Bret Hart even locked Sid into a figure four leg lock. Sid didn't give up though, And started making the comeback. Sid connected with a big time powerslam to Bret for a two count. Sid then started punching and kicking Hart. Sid even gorilla slammed Bret Hart. Sycho Sid connected with the Choke Slam, But Bret Hart had his foot on the ropes. Sid went for the Powerbomb, But Bret Hart countered into a sunset flip and then somehow locked Sid into the Sharpshooter! Sid wasn't giving up though, Scott Hall then came down from the back with a steel chair and hit Bret Hart over the head with it! Hall then hit Sid as well! The referee ruled this a no contest! The crowd booed as Scott Hall stood over both Sycho Sid and Bret Hart. Friday Night Mayhem went off the air with Scott Hall posing over both Bret Hart and Sycho Sid.

83, 84, 81 ***

Overall Rating- 75

TV Rating- 7.91

Notes

"I'd like to request a match or two with The Undertaker. I'm pretty sure we could do some good work together."- Cactus Jack

"Ahmed Johnson was working too stiffly, i could have been badly hurt." -Owen Hart

"I think i should be higher up the card." -John Bradshaw

News

- Robert Gibson has agreed to an open contract with USPW!

- Chavo Guerrero Sr. has agreed to an open contract with USPW!

- ABWF have released Dirtbike Kid!

- ECW have released Abdullah The Butcher!

- ECW have released Danny Doring!

- ECW have released Chris Chetti!

- ECW have released Sign Guy Dudley!

- ECW have released Kid Kash!

- WCW have fired Chad Fortune!

- WCW have fired Greg Valentine!

- WCW have fired Glacier!

- USPW have released Kensuke Sasaki!

- USPW have released Goldberg!

- USPW have released Terry Funk!

- USPW have released Taz!

- USPW have released Rob Van Dam!

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Koko B. Ware...

Van Hammer...

Marty!?!?!?

CAN YOU SAY DYNASTY!?

All kidding aside, it was a very solid show, and it's nice to see the guy I picked for you to sign is finally on the main roster, and with Marty no less! Sid/Bret could make a three way for the world title, or so seems to be your direction.

The Doink stuff was funny, but overall the show seemed a little too like you were "Running through the motions" you know? Perhasps it was the time off.

The party squad makes it all good though.

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Channel: USA Network

Time Slot: Prime Time

Date: January 4, 1997

Location: WWF Studios

The World Wrestling Federation debuts RAW Saturday Night tonight on the USA Network. It'll be hosted by Shane McMahon and Todd Pettengill. They'll bring you all the weeks highlights and five action packed matches. Including a six men tag team main event of The Undertaker joining forces with Rick Martel and Mr. Perfect to take on the team of Steve Austin, Al Snow and Scott Steiner. We've seen the problems between Perfect/Martel and Snow/Austin. Tonight they can settle it in the six men tag team main event!

Cactus Jack will also be phoning in from his home. It'll be interesting to see what Cactus Jack will have to say about his confrontation on Monday Night Raw with The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels. What will Cactus Jack also say about the Royal Rumble match?

Shawn Michaels will be at the WWF Studios, And the "Heart Break Kid" will also have alot to say about the Royal Rumble and his involvement with The Undertaker and Cactus Jack.

All this and much more on the debut edition of RAW Saturday Night. Only on the USA Network!

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RAW Saturday Night

Channel: USA Network

Time Slot: Prime Time

Date: January 4, 1997

Location: WWF Studios

Attendance: 10,037

Ticket Sales: $401,480

Announcers: Todd Pettengill and Shane McMahon

Voice Over- The World Wrestling Federation, For over fifty years the revolutionary force in sports entertainment.

RAW Saturday Night comes on the air with a video package showing great World Wrestling Federation action. When the video ends, We're taken to the WWF studios where we see Todd Pettengill and Shane McMahon standing behind a big desk. The WWF logo is behind them.

Shane McMahon- Hello fans and welcome to RAW Saturday Night. We got plenty of action tonight and we'll be taking a look at some of the great action we've seen this week in the World Wrestling Federation. I'm Shane McMahon and my partner is Todd Pettengill. Todd, It's a pleasure to be here with you tonight.

Todd Pettengill- Todd Pettengill doesn't look happy, He has a sour look on his face. Right........ Shane let Todd make something very clear to you. The Todd is here on RAW Saturday Night because I want to. I am sick and tired of the other announcers getting to host a show. We got your daddy Vince and jumbo Jim on Monday Night Raw. They blow! The fans don't care about them. Nobody wants to listen Vince talk and nobody wants to hear JR talk about football and his hosses! No one wants to listen to them! And on Friday Night Mayhem, We got Dok Hendrix and Jonathan Coachman boring us to death. Dok Hendrix and his stupid Malibu barbie haircut. And Coachman always crying about something. The Todd is here on RAW Saturday Night. And The Todd is gonna make sure all the WWF fans get the very best entertainment.

Shane McMahon- Okay Todd, That's what we're here for. Bringing the fans the best entertainment on a Saturday night.

Todd Pettengill- Shane, Since The Todd was not done, Know your mouth and shut your role! This is The Todd's show! Everyone is watching The Todd. Not you! I'm gonna do what I do best and that is carry some worthless partner around for two hours. This is RAW Saturday Night, And this is The Todd's show. And The Todd already does not like you. You're a McMahon which makes you an annoying little nit wit.

Shane McMahon- The Todd? What the heck is The Todd suppose to be?

Todd Pettengill- If you knew anything Shane, You'd know that's what all the ladies in the World Wrestling Federation like to call me. And you know that when The Todd has the ladies all over, They're gonna get some action. Todd Pettengill style! And The Todd is the best damn announcer in the world today. And all the women are waiting outside the WWF studios to check out The Todd.

Shane McMahon- Whatever you say Todd. Fans, Tonight we got a six men tag team main event. We'll hear from both Shawn Michaels and Cactus Jack tonight on the debut edition of RAW Saturday Night.

Todd Pettengill- I can't wait to hear from Cactus Jack. Me and Cactus Jack go way back, Did you know The Todd taught Cactus Jack how to fight hardcore style matches? I had to fight everyday to survive in the tough streets of Pittsburgh Shane. Everyday was a fight for Todd Pettengill.

Shane McMahon- Wait a minute, I thought you grew up in Malibu...........

Todd Pettengill- No! That's just a rumor that someone started up. I had to fight everyday Shane. Tough fights. I'd get beat up, But I'd always win the fight. Sometimes, I'd have to pull out the brass knuckles. But that's just a day in the life of The Todd..........

Shane McMahon- I'm sure we'll hear about your tough life in Philadelphia some other time. Fans, Lets take you to the ring to see Rocky Maivia take on Tiger Ali Singh!

Rocky Maivia Vs. "Hindu Hero" Tiger Ali Singh

The matches appear to be taped before or after Friday Night Mayhem. Rocky Maivia gets a good ovation from the crowd. Tiger didn't get an entrance as he was already in the ring. The announcers for this are Shane and Todd. But they aren't shown at the ringside position for the match. Rocky and Tiger started off with some mat wrestling, Won by the rookie sensation Rocky Maivia. Tiger got frustrated and raked Rocky in the eyes to take over. Tiger took over and started pounding Rocky in the corner. Tiger used stomps and chokes to Rocky in the corner. Tiger even used a few right hands to Rocky's face. Tiger and Rocky wound up on the outside where Tiger sent Rocky into the steel steps. Tiger continued his assault in the ring and applied and sleeper to Rocky. Rocky eventually countered out of it and started to make the comeback. Rocky Maivia came off the top turnbuckle with a high cross body and called for the Third Generation Syndrome. Tiger got up to his feet, And Rocky connected with the Third Generation Syndrome to score the one, two, three. Rocky Maivia posed as we went back to the WWF studios.

72, 70, 74 **

Shane McMahon- What a win for the young Rocky Maivia. Rocky Maivia continues to impress many people in the WWF. And he's undefeated. I think he has quite a future ahead of himself don't you Todd?

Todd Pettengill- Rocky's all right. I don't buy his act. He comes out there to that ring always smiling like a fool. The Todd doesn't buy it. Rocky Maivia might have beaten our Hindu Hero, But I don't think he can win the 1997 Royal Rumble match.

Shane McMahon- I think Rocky Maivia could pull off the upset in the Royal Rumble Todd. We got names like Shawn Michaels, Owen Hart, The Undertaker, Scott Steiner, Sycho Sid and Cactus Jack in the Royal Rumble match. And if Rocky Maivia wins, He'll make a big name for himself.

Todd Pettengill- Lets not forget who else is in the Royal Rumble match. He made his return on Friday Night Mayhem and made a clown out of Kamala..............

Shane McMahon- You mean Doink The Clown?

Todd Pettengill- Of course! Doink The Clown returned on Friday Night Mayhem just last night and made an impact! Doink The Clown is my favorite to win the 1997 Royal Rumble. The Todd is already calling it Shane, Doink The Clown is winning the Royal Rumble.

Shane McMahon- Fans, Lets take a look at Doink's return this past Friday night.

Doink The Clown/Kamala video

FROM FRIDAY NIGHT MAYHEM

Kelly is interrupted by the music of Doink The Clown. The crowd cheers as Doink The Clown makes his way down to the ring. Doink gets inside the ring and offers Kelly a handshake. Kelly accepts and gets shocked by the joybuzzer! Doink points and laughs at Kelly! Doink The Clown looks at Kamala who is still shaking. Doink pulls something out of his jacket! It's a balloon! Doink The Clown begins to make a balloon animal for Kamala! He offers it to Kamala. Kamala goes to take it, But Doink pops it with a needle! Kamala jumps up in fear as Doink The Clown laughs at Kamala! Kevin Kelly starts arguing with Doink, But Doink kicks Kelly in between the legs! Kamala then shoves Doink! Doink looks like he's going to back off, But when Kamala turns around, Doink The Clown pulls out a lead pipe from his jacket! Doink attacks Kamala with the lead pipe from behind and hits Kamala over the back with it! Kamala goes down! Doink hits Kamala over and over with the lead pipe. When he's finished, Doink The Clown stands over Kamala and laughs at Kamala and Kevin Kelly who are both down! The crowd boos as Doink The Clown leaves the ring. Jonathan Coachman says Doink is back to his evil ways!

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Shane McMahon- Sick actions by Doink The Clown. I guess he's back to his evil ways once again. And what kind of threat will he be in the Royal Rumble match?

Todd Pettengill- Doink The Clown will be the biggest threat of them all in the Royal Rumble. Nobody is going to be able to stop this psychotic clown. Not Shawn Michaels, Not The Undertaker and certainly not Kamala.

Shane McMahon- Fans, We have got to go to our first commercial break. But when RAW Saturday Night returns, The Suicide Blonds take on members of The Money Mine in tag team action!

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Simon Diamond and Johnny Swinger with Dawn Marie and Duke "The Money Maker" Droese Vs. Suicide Blonds

Shane kept talking about how the Suicide Blonds are undefeated since debuting at the Survivor Series. This one was a excellent match up, That actually went over ten minutes. And had the crowd into it most of the time. Droese and Dawn Marie actually minded their business and didn't get involved in the beginning. Simon and Swinger started off slapping both Christian Cage and Adam Copeland right across their faces! Cage and Copeland used their quickness to get the advantage on Diamond and Swinger. Simon and Swinger were able to isolate Cage after catching him with a double flapjack. Simon and Swinger kept using illegal tactics through out the match to try to put away Christian Cage. But the young Canadian wouldn't stay down. Cage ended up taking out both men with a double DDT and made the hot tag to Adam Copeland. Copeland came into the ring and started to clean house. Copeland and Cage came close to winning it after Copeland hit Diamond with the Suicide Drop and Cage came off the top with a Frog Splash for two. Christian Cage and Johnny Swinger ended up on the outside while Copeland followed Diamond inside the ring. Dawn Marie got up on the apron as Copeland connected with a DDT to Diamond. Copeland covered Diamond, But Dawn Marie had the referee distracted. Duke Droese came into the ring with the Million Dollar Championship and smacked Copeland over the back of the head with it! Droese rolled Diamond on top of Copeland before leaving the ring! Dawn Marie got off the apron which allowed the referee to count the three. Afterwards, The Money Mine left and went to the back while Christian Cage checked on Adam Copeland.

80, 71, 89 ***1\2

Shane McMahon- No! The Suicide Blonds' streaked has just ended! Thanks to Duke Droese and Dawn Marie! I can't believe this! The Money Mine has cheated once again! Darn it! This should not have happened!

Todd Pettengill- McMahon, You're just like your daddy. Always complaining. Diamond and Swinger won because they're the best team and they have the back up. They're rich and they're smarter than the rest of the World Wrestling Federation. I'm happy to see my boys Simon and Johnny getting the win. The Todd appreciates seeing the right prevail.

Shane McMahon- Right? But they cheated! They're nothing but greedy rich folks! They don't care about anything but their money Todd!

Todd Pettengill- That's not true Shane, Duke Droese gave The Todd a fifty thousand dollar watch. Take a look at this baby. Todd shows off his watch to Shane. Duke Droese gave that to me. He's not greedy, He gives presents away.

Shane McMahon- He probably pick pocketed that from someone. You can't trust a guy like Duke Droese or The Money Mine.

Todd Pettengill- Shane, You're just jealous because they got all the money. You had to beg your dad to give you a expensive watch like this one. Duke Droese gave me this watch because he's down with The Todd.

Cactus Jack phones in

Shane McMahon- Hang on, We got the call coming in. Cactus Jack is on the phone. Cactus Jack are you there?

Cactus Jack- Yeah, I'm here.

Shane McMahon- All right, Cactus first of all, It's good to be talking to you here on RAW Saturday Night. And Cactus we're wondering what did you mean last Monday night when you said maybe The Undertaker or Shawn Michaels would help you take each other down. What did you mean by that?

Cactus Jack- It's real simple Shane. You got two men in there who I hate more than anyone in the World Wrestling Federation. You got The Undertaker. A man who I hate probably as much as Shawn Michaels. The Undertaker knows all too well about my pain. He knows what happens when you encounter Cactus Jack. The Undertaker felt pain that only a few people got to feel. He found out what happens when you get inside that ring with me. And it wasn't pretty. Remember what I did to Paul Bearer? Remember what happened to Paul? Where is Paul now? Still in some hospital? Paul Bearer is gone because of me. I took it to The Undertaker like nobody else did. And as far as Shawn Michaels goes, I don't like him period. He comes out here and all he does is brag. And talk about how great he is. Has he ever been beaten down like I have? Has he had his body burned? Does he have scars from matches like me? No! Shawn Michaels got everything handed to him. He just walked all over everyone that stood in his way. And let me ask you something, When he was the WWF Champion did he ever defend it against me? Of course not! Nobody wanted to see Cactus Jack as the World Wrestling Federation Champion. But you know something Shane? It's going to happen after I win the Royal Rumble. I will win the Royal Rumble and then the biggest nightmare for the WWF will happen, Cactus Jack as the World Wrestling Federation Champion. I will eliminate everyone that stands in my way. And I will also get rid of Shawn Michaels once and for all. Shawn Michaels will not make it past the Royal Rumble, I promise the whole world that there will be no more Shawn Michaels after the 1997 Royal Rumble.

Cactus Jack hangs up the phone.

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Cactus Jack gained overness from this segment.

Shane McMahon- There you have it, Cold comments from Cactus Jack. Fans, When we come back, Mike Lockwood will be in action. Stay tuned! RAW Saturday Night returns after this.

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Chavo Guerrero Vs. Mike Lockwood

A decent Light Heavyweight match up here. Lockwood and Chavo started off using their quickness doing several near fall and reversal sequences. Lockwood got thrown to the outside by Chavo who then hit a plancha to Lockwood on the outside. They went back into the ring where Chavo almost got the pin fall with a missile drop kick to Lockwood. Lockwood was able to take down Chavo with a DDT to take control of this match. Lockwood kept using short cuts to try to put away Chavo, But the young man kept kicking out. Lockwood at one point rolled Chavo up using the tights to the advantage, But Chavo kicked out. Chavo made the comeback and started taking it to Lockwood. Chavo finished Lockwood off with the Brainbuster to score the win.

73, 62, 85 **3/4

Shane McMahon- What a great win for the young Chavo Guerrero. He continues to be one of the brightest superstars in the World Wrestling Federation. What a win and what a great match.

Todd Pettengill- Personally, I don't think much of Chavo Guerrero. He's decent, But Mike Lockwood is better in The Todd's opinion.

Shane McMahon- With all due respect, Chavo beat Mike Lockwood. He was the better man tonight on RAW Saturday Night.

Todd Pettengill- Mike will get the win back. The Todd is a very big fan of Mr. Lockwood and his past accomplishments. Chavo got lucky tonight.

Shane McMahon- Fans, On Friday night we saw Bob Holly align himself with Chris Kanyon. Tonight Bob Holly will join us here in the WWF Studios and explain why he turned on everyone, Why he turned on all his fans.

Todd Pettengill- The Todd will go on record to saying he was always a big fan of Bob Holly. But now with this new attitude, He's one of my favorite wrestlers in the World Wrestling Federation. Bob Holly is gonna go very far in the WWF with Chris Kanyon. I'm also a big fan of Chris Kanyon. I been friends with Kanyon for years.

Shane McMahon- Really? I didn't know that.

Todd Pettengill- Oh yeah, Kanyon is a very big fan of The Todd. On his first day in the WWF, He asked for a autograph. Everyone loves The Todd.

Shane McMahon- Fans, When we return, We'll hear from Bob Holly as to why he turned on the fans. It's up next!

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Hollywood Holly!

RAW Saturday Night returns with Shane and Todd behind the desk.

Shane McMahon- Fans, We saw what happened on Friday Night Mayhem. Chris Kanyon came down to the ring and assisted Bob Holly in getting the win over Jim Neidhart. Bob Holly and Chris Kanyon are both here in the studio and they're both going to answer why this happened. So Chris Kanyon, Bob Holly come on out here.

Chris Kanyon and Bob Holly are shown leaving their dressing room and walking through the hallway. Bob Holly's look has totally changed, He has short blond hair and he's wearing all black. He's also growing a beard. Kanyon and Holly make their way into the set and Kanyon shakes hands with Todd, But ignores Shane.

Todd Pettengill- It's great to have you guys on the show. And Bob, I'm digging the new look.

Chris Kanyon- Thank you Todd. And Bob Holly needed to change things. And with me as his manager, Things will get very interesting. And now, This isn't Bob Holly anymore. Bob Holly is dead. This man right here is the man with the twenty four inch pythons, The man who's been in more movies than Brad Pitt. The man who will go to the Royal Rumble and win the whole thing. This isn't sparky plug, This is the biggest icon in pro wrestling. The biggest icon in the World Wrestling Federation. The man who's gonna headline every Wrestlemania from now on. This is Hollywood Holly! Hollywood Holly will go to the Royal Rumble and toss out twenty nine other men. Hollywood Holly is the man with the largest arms in the world. He's the best wrestler in the WWF. He's gonna hold every title in the WWF. He's going to beat names like Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Bret Hart, Sycho Sid and everyone else that stands in his way. And you wanna know why? Nobody can stop Hollywood Holly!

Shane McMahon- Hollywood Holly, There will be some big names in the Royal Rumble........ Do you think you can beat them?

Todd Pettengill- Sorry for Shane's stupidity fellas. Of course he can! Look at him Shane! He's young, Look at the body on Hollywood! This man is a machine! He's gonna run right through everyone that stands in his way at the Royal Rumble!

Chris Kanyon- And he has me as his manager. I used to wrestle actually, But due to a knee injury, I'm probably never gonna wrestle again. So who better than Kanyon to manage Hollywood Holly? Chris Kanyon is going to lead Hollywood Holly to the very top of the World Wrestling Federation. Nobody can beat Hollywood Holly. Bob Holly turned on all these fans to become someone. What happened in '96? Nothing! No one cared about Bob Holly! But 1997 will be the year of Hollywood Holly. I promise the whole world. 1997 will be the year where Hollywood Holly not only wins an Oscar, But he'll win the World Wrestling Federation Championship.

Hollywood Holly- Todd, Shane, All I gotta ask you is, Do you think anyone will be able to beat Hollywood Holly? And the answer is, I don't think so!

Chris Kanyon- Hollywood Holly, We gotta go. We got a meeting with some big Hollywood executives. Todd, Always a pleasure. And Shane, The Todd will make you look good.

Kanyon and Holly leave.

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Hollywood Holly debuted his new gimmick, it got a positive response.

Chris Kanyon gained overness from this segment.

Shane McMahon- Hollywood Holly is in town, And he's entered himself in the 1997 Royal Rumble. And who's going to be able to beat Hollywood Holly? And who's going to be able to beat him with Chris Kanyon by his side?

Todd Pettengill- Nobody will be able to beat Hollywood Holly. He's going into the Royal Rumble with a task in hand. And that is to win. And believe me Shane, Hollywood Holly will be the man who wins the 1997 Royal Rumble.

Shane McMahon- Fans, At the Royal Rumble we'll see a title match between Scott Hall and Bret Hart. It's for the World Wrestling Federation Championship. Lets take a look at what happened between these two men on Friday Night Mayhem.

Scott Hall/Bret Hart video

FROM FRIDAY NIGHT MAYHEM

Sid went for the Powerbomb, But Bret Hart countered into a sunset flip and then somehow locked Sid into the Sharpshooter! Sid wasn't giving up though, Scott Hall then came down from the back with a steel chair and hit Bret Hart over the head with it! Hall then hit Sid as well! The referee ruled this a no contest! The crowd booed as Scott Hall stood over both Sycho Sid and Bret Hart. Friday Night Mayhem went off the air with Scott Hall posing over both Bret Hart and Sycho Sid.

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Shane McMahon- Scott Hall certainly trying to take out the competition there. And what will "The Hitman" do about on Monday Night Raw this Monday night? Will Bret Hart get even with Scott Hall after that attack?

Todd Pettengill- You can say Scott Hall chaired both men............ Personally, The Todd is a big fan of Scott Hall. And in my opinion, Bret Hart has no chance of beating Scott Hall for the WWF Championship at the 1997 Royal Rumble.

Shane McMahon- We'll see about that at the Royal Rumble. Fans, Up next we'll see Jesse James in action! Don't go away!

COMMERCIAL BREAK

Jesse James Vs. Bull Buchanan

The crowd wasn't into this match much. Bull Buchanan is a glorified jobber. He now wears a squat team looking outfit, I guess he was a former cop or something? This one was actually a solid back and fourth match. Bull is quite agile and springboard off the ropes at one point of the match, With a flying clothesline to Jesse James. Bull had the advantage through out the match, Using his size to his advantage. Bull came very close to winning the match after connecting with a scissors kick to the back of James' head, But James was able to kick out at two. Jesse James made the comeback and won the match with the Pump Handle Slam. Jesse James then posed as we were taken back to the WWF studios.

76, 69, 84 ***

Shane McMahon- Big win for Jesse James. Jesse James is another young man who looks like he's going to have a big future in the World Wrestling Federation. He was somehow able to defeat the big Bull tonight on RAW Saturday Night. Jesse James is no doubt looking to get into the Royal Rumble match.

Todd Pettengill- He's not entered yet. And neither is the big Bull. But you know who is? Hollywood Holly and Doink The Clown. Those are my two favorites to win the whole thing. I can't pick a winner out of those two. And Cactus Jack, I think Cactus Jack will do anything and everything it takes to win the Royal Rumble match.

Shane McMahon- And we got a new World Wrestling Federation superstar joining us at the Royal Rumble. Japanese sensation, Taka Michinoku will make his debut at the Royal Rumble. He'll be apart of the 1997 Royal Rumble match. And could he win his first ever match here in the World Wrestling Federation?

Todd Pettengill- Taka Michinoku is another man who's a big fan of The Todd. I went to Japan and hung out with Taka and his boys. Taka's down with the Toddmeister Shane. I also showed Taka some new moves. He'll be ready for the Royal Rumble.

Shane McMahon- I don't think Taka Michinoku even knows who you are Todd, But he will be making his debut in the 1997 Royal Rumble. And it would be quite the upset if this young man were to win the whole thing and go to Wrestlemania 13 to challenge for the WWF Championship. Fans, Here's a look at Taka Michinoku.

Taka Michinoku video

FROM FRIDAY NIGHT MAYHEM

A video then began to air showing Taka Michinoku in action. Some footage was actually from Japan. The video ends with the Royal Rumble logo and a shot of the Japanese flag waving in the backround.

RAW Saturday Night goes to a commercial break.

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COMMERCIAL BREAK

Interview with Shawn Michaels

RAW Saturday Night returns from the commercial break with Shane McMahon and Todd Pettengill standing by.

Shane McMahon- Fans, Up next we'll be interviewing the winner of the past two Royal Rumble matches. The only man to enter as number one and win the whole thing. Here's the one and the only, Shawn Michaels.

Like Kanyon and Hollywood, We're shown Michaels walking through the hallway. He comes into the set and shakes hands with Shane and Todd.

Shane McMahon- Welcome to RAW Saturday Night, And thank you for joining us tonight Shawn.

Shawn Michaels- No problem, HBK is honored to be here tonight on the debut episode of RAW Saturday Night.

Todd Pettengill- Shawn, The Todd is a very big fan of your's myself. And he's gotta ask you, Do you dig The Todd's watch? It was given to me by Duke Droese himself.

Shawn Michaels- Isn't that the watch that Droese found in the trash?

Todd Pettengill- No! He gave this to me especially.

Shane McMahon- Well, Shawn we heard comments from Cactus Jack earlier tonight. He claims he's going into the Royal Rumble to destroy you. He says we're going to see the last of HBK at the Royal Rumble. How do you feel about that?

Shawn Michaels- Cactus Jack might think he's going to eliminate Shawn Michaels once and for all at the Royal Rumble, But there's no way that's going to happen. I'm looking forward to going to the Royal Rumble and tossing Cactus Jack right over the top rope. I'm also looking forward to winning the whole thing. I don't care who stands in my way. Cactus Jack might do all the talking, But he hasn't done anything to HBK yet. When we get it on during that Royal Rumble match, Everyone will see Shawn Michaels toss Cactus Jack out. I am not afraid of Cactus Jack. Cactus Jack can talk about doing this and that, But he's not going to be doing anything to me at the Royal Rumble. I respect Cactus Jack for everything he's done, But he's not going to take down HBK and the Kliq.

Todd Pettengill- Shawn, Aren't you just a bit afraid of Cactus Jack? This man is tough. He's been blow up, Tossed into barbed wire. Everything you can think of. Aren't you just a little scared of Cactus Jack?

Shawn Michaels- Well Todd, I might not be from the tough streets of Malibu like you, But I can handle myself well. I been in Last Man Standing matches, Cage matches, Ladder matches and I've always come out on top. I'm ready for the Royal Rumble and I'm ready for Cactus Jack. There's no stopping the "Heart Break Kid" on January 19th. I will win my third straight Royal Rumble match. I will go on to Wrestlemania 13 and get back what's mine, And that is the World Wrestling Federation Championship.

Shane McMahon- Shawn, We saw you get into a confrontation on Monday Night Raw with The Undertaker. What's going on there? Is there a little rivalry between you and the phenom?

Shawn Michaels- I respect The Undertaker. I really do. But come January 19th, He's going to be another man who stands in my way. And that won't be good for him. He thinks he's unstoppable? We'll see at the Royal Rumble. Personally, I can't wait to kick him right across the face and send his ass flying over that top rope. If Undertaker is in the ring at the same time as HBK, He's going right over that top rope to the outside. I will do whatever it takes to win the Royal Rumble, And if it includes hitting Undertaker with Sweet Chin Music, Then I'll do it. Shawn Michaels is winning the Royal Rumble and no one is going to be able to stop me.

Shane McMahon- Shawn, Thank you for joining us and good luck at the Royal Rumble. Fans, Up next it's the six men tag team main event!

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COMMERCIAL BREAK

WWF Slam Of The Week- Scott Putski beats Scott Taylor with a high risk cross body. (Friday Night Mayhem 1/3/97)

The Undertaker, Rick Martel and Mr. Perfect Vs. Al Snow, Steve Austin and Scott Steiner

The crowd was hot for this main event. It wasn't too long though, Probably around ten minutes or so. The match started off with everyone getting into a huge brawl. The face team cleaned house and threw the heels to the outside. Austin was the tough guy and got in there with The Undertaker. Undertaker easily whooped Austin's ass and tossed him out. Snow then tried his luck, But got tossed to the outside as well. Steiner then rolled both Austin and Snow back in, Instead of going in there himself! Undertaker proceeded to kick both their asses. The heels finally took control after Scott Steiner caught Mr. Perfect with a high overhead belly to belly suplex. The heels beat down Perfect and did everything they could to keep him away from The Undertaker and Martel. Perfect was able to hit Snow with a DDT and make the hot tag to Undertaker. Undertaker came into the ring and cleaned house! All six men then got into it, With Steiner going outside with Perfect while Martel battled Snow on the other side of the ring. Undertaker finished Austin off with the Choke Slam to score the win. RAW Saturday Night quickly went off the air with the face team celebrating their win.

90, 93, 84 ***1\2

Overall Rating- 78

TV Rating- 7.59

Competition

Saturday Night

TV Rating- 1.98

Attendance- 7,531

Ticket Sales- $301,240

Hardcore TV

TV Rating- 2.98

Attendance- 1,006

Ticket Sales- $30,180

Worldwide

TV Rating- 3.97

Attendance- 7,540

Ticket Sales- $301,600

Notes

"Here is my weekly report on our battle with WCW. We are seen as having better workers, and this is causing fans to choose us over them."- Sophie

"Jesse James and Bull Buchanan work pretty well together due to their similar styles." -Pat Patterson

"I think i should be higher up the card." -Bull Buchanan

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