Welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw! We’re coming to you tonight live from the Manhattan Center in New York City! Vince is ecstatic to back in the building where it all started back on January 11, 1993. Jerry Lawler is with him to remind us that he called out ECW last week and apparently they’ve accepted his challenge and are here in the building, but who cares about that when we’ve got hillbillies taking on cowboys!
It’s time for the Invasion. I somehow missed out on this when it happened and haven’t seen it since, but I know its reputation. Everyone does. Does the Invasion deserve the amount of shit that’s been heaped upon it? Let’s find out!
Franklin Delano Roosevelt kicks things off for us, talking about war as clips of WCW and ECW dudes invading WWF are shown. This is really a weird way to kick off a PPV. Fireworks happen. JR welcomes to the Gund Arena as we get down to the ring for action.
Vince McMahon is in the ring in a tuxedo. He’s growly as fuck as he welcomes us to WrestleMania X and then introduces the original wild man of rock n’ roll, Marc Mero Little Richard to sing “America the Beautiful,”
Little Richard appears and does the song all slow jammy before redoing it with a gospel choir. The crowd looks bored as fuck but someone in the crowd begins waving an American flag nonetheless. It’s WrestleMania X y’all!
Jerry Lawler is out with McMahon. He’s shirtless sporting a cape and a crown botching his lame dad boner jokes while heaping praise on Yokozuna.
This is a Six Sides of Steel Tables match which is basically just a tables match being contested in a steel cage for some reason. There really doesn’t seem to be any reason to have this match in a steel cage. The cage doesn’t even seem to be locked since there’s a spot where Raven just opens the door to cause Jeff Hardy to crotch himself as he was climbing out of the cage for some reason.
Anyway as far as tables matches go, this one is alright. TNA was smart enough to add a stipulation that a wrestler must “drive his opponent through the table to win,” which means we get spots where a guy moves at the last second so someone goes through the table without the match ending. The entire point of a table match is to see guys go through tables, so in my mind a stipulation that allows for more tables to break is a-okay.