That was awesome! (clap clap clapclapclap): Raw ... is ... JERICHO!

The Monday Night Wars were fantastic. Competition was fierce between the WWE and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and both companies would stop at nothing to sign their rival's top talent away.

While Eric Bischoff and the boys in Atlanta had the lion's share of talent raiding, the WWE did manage to secure some top notch talent for themselves. One excellent acquisition was the four men known as The Radicalz -- Eddie Guerrero, Perry Saturn, Chris Benoit, and Dean Malenko -- who left WCW together and debuted in the WWE as a stable.

But the best remembered debut has to go to Chris Jericho. When the "millennium countdown" started appearing, some math whizzes crunched the numbers and realized that it wasn't counting down to January 1, 2000 but about four months beforehand. The countdown would hit zero at some point on August 9, 1999 ... which just happened to be a Monday.

It wasn't a surprise to most when "The Ayatollah of Rock and Rollah" stepped out from behind the curtain but it didn't stop them from marking out like crazy.

Check it out.

Probably the only guy who can pull off a top knot and a shirt that only rave kids and people clubbing on Venus would wear.

If you have any ideas for something that made you say "that was awesome!!!" pass it along. Make sure to include either your name or your SBNation handle -- whichever you'd like to be used -- and you'll get a shout out if your idea is used! Contact me at sergio.hernandez.tx@gmail.com.

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