The Best And Worst Of WWF Monday Night Raw 5/27 & 6/3/96: The Most Revolting Thing

Pre-show notes:

– We’re back! Sorry for the recent delays on the column. We tried to set them up for Mondays, and then WWE did four live specials in five weeks and beat me to death. We tried moving them to Fridays, and then whoops, Dusty Rhodes died. So now that everybody’s okay and the next live special isn’t until July 4, welcome back to the vintage Best and Worst of a show from 1996.

– Here are your pertinent show links on the Network:

In Your House: Beware Of Dog
WWF Monday Night Raw 5/27/96
WWF Monday Night Raw 6/3/96

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And now, the Best and Worst of WWF Monday Night RAW for May 27 and June 3, 1996.

Before We Begin

Here’s everything you need to know about In Your House: Beware Of Dog, a slightly better show than In Your House: Baby On Board, but nowhere near as good as In Your House: Keep Honking, I’m Reloading.

God Hated This Show

You may know In Your House: Beware Of Dog as “the one where the lights went out.” A severe thunderstorm knocked out power in the arena, took out the WWF satellite TV trucks and cut the pay-per-view feed, so fans had to watch a bunch of matches in pitch blackness and the show had to be aired twice. The second time was two days later — a day after the 5/27 Raw, so it goes “pay-per-view, Raw, pay-per-view” — and was re-edited to be half live and half pre-taped. It was a massive clusterf*ck in every direction, and to date WWE’s never brought a pay-per-view event back to South Carolina. Because that’s where the anti-wrestling super villain with the doomsday weather machine lives, I guess.