REWIND-A-WAI #115: WWF Royal Rumble Raw at SkyDome (Feb. 3, 1997)

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John Pollock & Wai Ting look back at WWF Royal Rumble Raw from the SkyDome in Toronto on February 3rd, 1997.

This event was chosen by Espresso Executive Producer Cesar Silveira.

WWF Royal Rumble Raw
Monday, February 3, 1997
Toronto, Ontario at SkyDome

  • No Holds Barred: Faarooq & Mankind vs. The Undertaker & Ahmed Johnson
  • Intercontinental Championship: Hunter Hearst Helmsley (c) vs. Marc Mero
  • Crush vs. Savio Vega
  • WWF Tag Team Championships: Owen Hart & British Bulldog (c) vs. Phil Lafon & Doug Furnas
  • Savio Vega vs. Flash Funk
  • Vader vs. Steve Austin

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Next time on Rewind-A-Wai… WCW Starrcade 1995






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I enjoyed a lovely two-hour bike ride while listening to this review.

I know @johnpollock got a lot of praise for his interview with Michael Landsberg, and rightly so. And I know everybody is happy to have @wai0937 back. And I know that many people love when you talk about F1 and we all appreciate the hard work that goes into covering pro-wrestling in a week as crazy as this past one was.

But I just want to say that Rewind-A-Wai remains my favourite podcast. Not just of POST, but of all podcasts, by anybody, ever. Review-A-Wai is what got me listening to podcasts in the first place, and it still fills me with joy whenever I get to listen to a new retro review. Whether it’s a momentous show in wrestling history or just something silly and forgotten, I always appreciate John’s research and Wai’s distinct ability to contrast how he felt when he first watched an event (or might have felt) with how he feels now.

I don’t know if either of you will ever read this, but I just want to state for the record that, for all the praise you guys get for your many other endeavours, your Rewind-A-Wai work is still excellent and I very much appreciate it.

Take Care


We read everything Jesse. Thanks for the kind words and for your continued contributions to the podcast. We know it often gets lost in the shuffle of an increasingly busy wrestling news/events cycle, so it’s good to hear feedback from people who appreciate the retro show.

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