WWF PPV 96

- – 1996 Royal Rumble – -
January 21 in Fresno, CA
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G))
Ahmed Johnson vs. Jeff Jarrett
Tag Team Title Match: the Smoking Gunns vs. the Bodydonnas
IC Title Match: Goldust vs. Razor Ramon- The debut of the beautiful, Terri Runnels (Marlena). Entertaining match.
WWF Title Match: Undertaker vs. Bret Hart
Royal Rumble- Shawn Michaels eliminated Diesel via some Sweet Chin Music and won the Rumble. I liked this Rumble match too as Jerry Lawler hid under the ring for most of the match. Very Funny.
- – In Your House #6 – -
February 18, 1996 in Louisville, KY
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G/VG))
Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Duke Droese
Yokozuna vs. British Bulldog
Jake Roberts vs. Tatanka
Cry Baby Match: Razor Ramon vs the 1-2-3 Kid
Owen Hart vs. Shawn Michaels- Winner had the rights to a title shot at WMXII. Good match.
WWF Title, Steel Cage Match: Diesel vs. Bret hart- Cool ending in this match as Diesel is about to win, the Undertaker breaks through the ring to drag Diesel down and allows Bret Hart to win.
*IC Title Match: Undertaker vs. Goldust*- Goldust stalls way too much time before the match starts. Luckily, this is only a bonus match and not part of the actual ppv.
*Music Video: We’re All Together Now*- Cool video and I do like that song too.
- – 1996 Wrestlemania 12 – -
March 31, 1996 in Anaheim, CA
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live (VG) with Countdown (F))
The Bodydonnas vs. The Godwinns
Owen Hart, Vader, and the British Bulldog vs. Ahmed Johnson, Jake “the Snake” Roberts, and Yokozuna
“Backlot Brawl” Match: Roddy Piper vs. Goldust
Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega The Ring Master, all but a bad dream to Stone Cold.
Ultimate Warrior vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley- I hate the Warrior. He got up right after the Pedigree, destroying the credibility of that move. This was his return match after 3 years.
Undertaker vs. Diesel
WWF Title, Iron Man Match: Shawn Michaels vs. Bret Hart- Awesome wrestling match. Even though it’s over 60 minutes and a bit slow for good reason, wrestling for over an hour is tough. An Excellent way for HBK to win his first WWF Championship. This was the beginning of Bret Hart always complaining that he was screwed.
- – Good Friends, Better Enemies – -
April 28, 1996 in Omaha, NE
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live (VG))
Owen Hart and The British Bulldog vs. Ahmed Johnson and Jake Roberts
IC Title Match: Goldust vs. The Ultimate Warrior- One clothesline and that’s the match. Really stupid.
Marc Mero vs. The 1-2-3 Kid
Vader vs. Razor Ramon- Good back and forth match.
The Bodydonnas vs. The Godwinns
WWF Title, No DQ Match: Diesel vs. Shawn Michaels- An awesome, classic match. Diesel powerbombs Shawn through a table on the outside. He later takes off the artificial leg of Mad Dog Vachon’s who was sitting at ringside. Shawn Michaels then makes a classic comeback.
- – Beware Of Dog – -
May 26 and 28, 1996 in Florence/Charleston, SC
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G))
Marc Mero vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Vader vs. Yokozuna
Caribbean Strap Match: Steve Austin vs. Savio Vega- Pretty good match actually.
IC Title, Casket Match: Goldust vs. the Undertaker
WWF Title Match: British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels
- – 1996 King Of The Ring – -
June 23 in Milwaukee, WI
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G/VG))
IC Title Match: Ahmed Johnson vs. Goldust
Mankind vs. the Undertaker
Ultimate Warrior vs. Jerry Lawler
Tag Team Title Match: Smoking Gunns vs. the Godwinns
Bodydonnas vs. The New Rockers
Semi Finals
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. “Wildman” Marc Mero
Jake Roberts vs. Vader
Finals
Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Jake Roberts- The birth of “Austin 3:16″ as he gave the speech after he beat Jake Roberts for the KOTR.
WWF Title Match: The British Bulldog vs. Shawn Michaels- Probably, the best match that the British Bulldog put on in his career. Of course again, it involved HBK.
- – International Incident – -
July 21, 1996 in Vancouver, British Columbia
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G/VG))
Bodydonnas vs. The Smoking Gunns
Mankind vs. Henry Godwinn
Steve Austin vs. Marc Mero
Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw vs. Savio Vega
The Undertaker vs. Goldust- Mankind rips threw the bottom of the ring to pull down the Undertaker, only to have UT come out on the other side.
Owen Hart, British Bulldog, and Vader vs. Ahmed Johnson, Shawn Michaels, and Sycho Sid- Good match, the return of Psycho Sid. Vader pins HBK to give him his title match at SummerSlam.
- – 1996 SummerSlam – -
August 18 in Cleveland, OH
(Home Video (VG/EX)
Owen Hart vs. Savio Vega
Tag Team Title Match: The Bodydonnas vs. Godwinns vs. the New Rockers vs. The Smoking Gunns
Sycho Sid vs. The British Bulldog
Marc Mero vs. Goldust
Jerry Lawler vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts- Jerry Lawler comes out on the mic and rips Jake apart about his “drinking problem”. Very mean but funny.
Boiler Room Brawl Match: the Undertaker vs. Mankind- Good action. In the end, Paul Bearer turns on the Undertaker, ending their long-term relationship that they had.
WWF Title Match: Vader vs. Shawn Michaels- Very good match as you should expect to see from Shawn Michaels.
- – Mind Games – -
September 22, 1996 in Philadelphia, PA
(Home Video (G/VG) or WWE Network (VG/EX))
Savio Vega vs. Marty Jannetty
Strap Match: Justin “Hawk” Bradshaw vs. Savio Vega- ECW’s Tommy Dreamer and Sandman try to get involved and the announcers try to just brush them off.
Jose Lothario vs. James E. Cornette
Tag Team Title Match: Owen Hart and The British Bulldog vs. The Smoking Gunns
Mark Henry vs. Jerry “The King” Lawler
The Undertaker vs. Goldust
WWF Title Match: Mankind vs. Shawn Michaels- Mankind shows more of his Cactus Jack side as he throws his body around again. Great Match vs HBK as this is there only match against each other on PPV.
- – Buried Alive – -
October 20, 1996 in Indianapolis, ID
(Home Video (VG/EX))
Steve Austin vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
Tag Team Title Match: The Smoking Gunns vs. Owen Hart and The British Bulldog
IC Title Match: Goldust vs. Marc Mero
Sycho Sid vs. Vader- Sid wins and goes on to become the number one contender to the WWF championship.
Buried Alive Match: Mankind vs. The Undertaker
- – 1996 Survivor Series – -
November 17 in New York City, NY (MSG)
(Home Video (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G/VG))
Godwinns, Doug Furnas, and Philip LaFon vs. New Rockers, British Bulldog, and Owen Hart
Undertaker vs. Mankind
Rocky Maivia, “Wildman” Marc Mero, Stalker, and Jake Roberts vs. HHH, Crush, Jerry Lawler, and Goldust- The Rock’s debut as he appears and wins his first match as a lame babyface.
Bret Hart vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin- Good match. This is the match that had people start to take notice toward Steve Austin, in my mind.
Faarooq, Vader, “Fake” Razor Ramon, and “Fake” Diesel vs. Flash Funk, Yokozuna, Jimmy Snuka, and Savio Vega
WWF Title Match: Sycho Sid vs. Shawn Michaels- I liked this match as the crowd favored HBK but Sid was receiving cheers a bit as well. Sid beat HBK when Shawn was looking after Jose Lothario as he won his first WWF Championship.
- – It’s Time – -
December 15, 1996 in West Palm Beach, FL
(WWE Network (VG/EX) or Live with Countdown (G/VG))
Flash Funk vs. Leif Cassidy- Two high-fliers getting very little crowd reaction.
Rocky Maivia vs. Salvatore Sincere
The Undertaker vs. Executioner
Tag Team Title Match: “Fake” Razor Ramon and “Fake” Diesel vs. The British Bulldog and Owen Hart
IC Title Match: “Wildman” Marc Mero vs. Hunter Hearst Helmsley
WWF Title Match: Bret Hart vs. Sycho Sid- HBK does color commentary at ringside.
*Matches did not take place during the PPV. They were exclusive matches to the Home Video. Sims, the superintendent of the 32,500-student muscogee write papers for money web service here county, ga

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