In the 2nd installment of the new ZWrestleTalk series "Network Classics", Triple Z looks back at which is a emotionally charged RAW IS WAR. Also how WWE went on about the night...
Starts off with the ten bell salute, and then into a emotional video package. Jim Ross is now speaking on how this will be a special episode.
Mick Foley: Foley is speaking about how his son's favorite wrestler was Owen Hart, also how Mick would call him Nugget. Foley said if his son turned out like Owen Hart he would be super proud.
JBL: Bradshaw back then was talking about how "Cheap" Owen Hart was. Owen Hart wanted to retire early to spend time with his family. Bradshaw hopes that Owen's kids will grow up realizing they had a terrific father.
Test VS Jeff Jarrett
The now CEO of GFW gets some assistance from his manager Debra, and pulls off a sharpshooter to put away Test in a fairly quick match.
Henry hits a dramatic poem, saying that you get a burn when you cry. Henry is sobbing during his tribute to Owen.
Former WWE talent Droz and he was talking about how Owen would entertain the locker room. Droz calls him "One of the best guys around". Droz says he will never forget Owen Hart.
X-PAC and KANE VS The Brood
This is for the tag team titles. Edge,Gangrel,and Christian. Edge and Gangrel will be fighting for The Brood. X-Pac and Edge are exchanging some serious offense right now. Kane and Gangrel are now in the ring to start brawling. Kane and X-Pac take control of the match and they get the win. All the matches will most likely be short due to the tribute.
Triple H and Chyna
Oh my look its that psychopath Chyna and the COO Triple H, Chyna goes on to say for someone that makes people laugh he is making a lot of people cry tonight. Triple H is currently bawling right now lets see what he has to say. HHH is now heavily breathing, he says that when you saw everyone at their worse. Owen was always at his best to make you laugh or make you mad. Triple H says that "Owen will always be his friend".
Son of Earl Hebner. Now he's just talking about how caring Owen Hart was.
Hardy Boyz w/ Micheal Hayes VS Taka Michonuku and Funaki
Taka and Funaki have nice teamwork out of the gate. Jeff just did a somersault flip onto Taka. The match had high impact but once again was very short with the Hardy Boyz coming out on top.
"Owen was a great joker and performer and he provided entertainment for people inside the ring and outside the ring, and he will be missed"- Bruce Pritchard, his speech for me has been 2nd next to Foley he really expressed what he was like.
Starts telling a story, about how they were at Harley Race's house. Owen Hart poured hot sauce into Harley's chili and Harley ran to get his stun gun and Owen started running around and his own prank almost backfired.
Hardcore Holly VS Ken Shamrock
"The World's Most Dangerous Man" is about to take on Hardcore Holly. Commentators are sounding like Holly isn't good enough to hang with Shamrock. Holly has been hanging with Shamrock so far. This might be the longest match of the night. Oh…wait no Shamrock put Holly in the ankle lock and Holly immediately taps, wow I really thought this would be a long contest.
"It's hard to put this in words" and Ron Simmons says that he will miss him.
Telling a story about Owen in Chicago. That he received a phone call, saying should we cancel the show and Owen was behind the other line and Test didn't know that until a day before his death.
Billy Gunn VS Mankind
Billy Gunn starts off by saying "If your not down with Owen Hart I go two words for ya!" The crowd shouts "Suck IT" back. The match starts off with high velocity, Billy Gunn currently is in control of the match. Mankind has Mr. Socko ready and Billy Gunn has a chair. Mankind wins by count out and this was another short uneventful match. Mankind is now saying "Owen Hart this one is for you!!"
"You have many co workers in this business and you have a few friends and Owen was one of his friends" and Jarrett continues to say "You look at it selfishly I lost my buddy, and Owen Hart had integrity and I saw him more than my wife." Owen Hart's kid will get to know him through old tapes of him wrestling, and I hope they realize they had a great dad.
"Leader of the Canadian Mafia" and Edge is talking about his match with Owen Hart. Which would become Owen Hart's last match.
APA VS D-Lo Brown and Mark Henry
Farooq just hit an epic DDT on D-Lo. The match continues and then Bradshaw hits Farooq in his face, and D-Lo steals the victory.
"Owen was a marvelous person and he was a pleasure" and he continues to say "He's never met a person that didn't like Owen Hart".
"Owen always made you laugh, and he was a big ribber"
The Godfather VS Road Dogg
Road Dogg hits a "Owen Hart" promo in only the style he could pull it off. Godfather comes out with the Hoe Train. Godfather says "Road Dogg lets go to Downtown and party with my hoes!!!" and Road Dogg agrees "Let's go tell some Owen stories!"
Just read a emotional poem.
"Funniest guy I ever met" and "One of the best guys ever in the ring."
Triple H VS AL SNOW
First time meeting between these two. This is not for the Hardcore Championship. High knee just caught Al Snow. Triple H is now landing punches. Triple H is giving Al Snow an absolute beating. The tables have turned Al Snow now in control. Snow is looking for the moonsault. Snow barely misses. This leads into a pedigree and Triple H wins.
" I will be praying for your family this might be too soon to talk to me about Owen."
Owen was a phenomenal worker and he put a smile on everybody's face.
Big Show VS Blue Meanie and Goldust
Big Show does to monstrous choke slams and puts the two bizarre ones to bed.
"I spent a lot of time traveling with Owen, and the world loss a great person and no matter if it was a good day or a bad day he would always be cheery, and you do take people for granite and life is very precious and never take people for granite and Owen has brighten my day and I will definitely miss you."
"Owen Hart was the ultimate prankster, and one day we did a prank to him and he got us back big."
Val Venis VS The Rock
Both men do their usual promos, and The Rock did his with a "Owen Hart" flare like most of the wrestlers have been doing. Match starts quick and The Rock hits a "People's Elbow" to finish off another short match.
To end the night here comes out the "Texas Rattlesnake" and he will be doing a beer toast to Owen Hart.
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