Best friends become bitter enemies. Shawn Michaels and Diesel go to war. Could your Trios Tag Team champions ever split up? Listen to the show to find out!
This seventh in the series took place April 28, 1996 from the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nerbraska in front of over nine thousand fans.
This is the oddest pay per view we’ve covered so far. Nothing makes sense and the main event is shocking. This show marks the last time Razor Ramon and Diesel appear in the WWF. Both men would soon debut on WCW Monday Nitro as Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, changing the wrestling industry as the new World order.
WWF is buying time on this show and even your favorite wrestling experts have trouble following what happens. How does a singles match become a tag team match? Does a good guy smoke cigars? We break down our thoughts on Vader, Diana Smith, Sunny, and Ahmed Johnson.
Finally, the main event is the most violent and surprising one we’ve watched so far. Tables, belts, and fake legs! It all comes to a head as Shawn Michaels ascends the throne as leader of the WWF’s New Generation.
Tonight’s matches include:
Jake “the Snake” Roberts vs. The British Bulldog (with Owen Hart, Jim Cornette, and Clarence Mason).
Jake “the Snake” Roberts and Ahmed Johnson vs. The British Bulldog and Owen Hart.
Goldust (WWF Intercontinental champion, with Marlena) vs The Ultimate Warrior.
Vader (with Jim Cornette) vs. Razor Ramon.
The Bodydonnas – Skip and Zip (WWF Tag Team Champions, with Sunny) vs. The Godwinns – Henry and Phineas (with Hillbilly Jim).
Shawn Michaels (WWF World Champion, with Jose Lothario) vs. Diesel in a No Holds Barred match.
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