The Way We Was: 1996 Week 43

Jamie Lithgow

It’s been a busy week in the music industry in 1996. 2Pac has released three albums in one week, despite the handicap of being dead. All are selling like hot cakes. The Artist Formally Known As Prince would now like to be known as ‘The Artist’ and Michael Jackson has announced that he is set to become a father. This is nothing compared to what was happening in the WWF and WCW though. Let’s see what was going down on Raw and Nitro in this week’s  ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 42

Jamie Lithgow

We’re heading back to 1996 again where Donald Trump has silenced rumours of sexism by purchasing the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen beauty pageants. Nobody associated with those contests could possibly be sexist, right?! One place where sexism was rife in the 1990s was in wrestling, so let’s see what happened on this week’s Raw and Nitro in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 41

 

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Jamie Lithgow

We’re heading back to 1996 to a world where Crash Bandicoot is the top selling video game for the Sony Playstation and computer firm Apple surprised everyone by actually making a profit in the last quarter. To make you feel more at home in this crazy world of change, a member of the Clinton family was also involved in a presidential debate. Let’s see what was open for debate on Monday’s episodes of Raw and Nitro in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 38

Jamie Lithgow

The 1996 fall season has begun and Michael J Fox has returned to television with a sitcom on ABC called Spin City. Elsewhere, CBS are telling us that Everybody Loves Raymond. If they are referring to Raymond Rougeau then they are sadly mistaken. Let’s see if Sting was still feeling the love after the events of Fall Brawl and if JR had an update on the Razor Ramon/Diesel situation in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 37

Jamie Lithgow

There’s only one story on everybody’s lips in 1996 and it concerns events from last Saturday. Yes, pay per view boxing fans are outraged that Mike Tyson destroyed Bruce Seldon within two minutes of round one. I jest, because the actual big story on this week 20 years ago was the shooting of Tupac Shakur, who attended the Tyson bout. The actor/rapper extraordinaire died six days later in hospital. Despite the incident taking place on Las Vegas Boulevard just minutes after a Mike Tyson fight the police managed to arrest absolutely nobody. Let’s see if incompetence of this standard was prevalent on Raw or Nitro in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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The Way We Was: 1996 Week 36

Jamie Lithgow

This week in 1996 played host to the MTV Music Awards. The big winners of the night were The Smashing Pumpkins, who won seven of the nine awards they were nominated for. Billy Corgan’s group were also the emotional favourites of the evening due the recent passing of their keyboard player. Alanis Morissette and Coolio were the other big winners with three awards apiece. That’s all well and good, but who were the winners and losers on Raw and Nitro in this week’s ‘The Way We Was‘ …

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