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On this date in WWF history: The Radicalz debut on Monday Night RAW

In a lot of ways, it was more than just a major defection. It was the straw the broke the camel's back.

On January 31, 2000, World Wrestling Championship (WCW) superstars Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero would appear on Monday Night RAW as ringside guests of World Wrestling Federation's (WWF) Mick Foley (operating as Cactus Jack).

Road Dogg ended up going over the rail during his tag team match (with Billy Gunn) against Al Snow and Steve Blackman and when he stood up, took a swing at Benoit to prompt their unveiling and subsequent smackdown on the New Age Outlaws.

In reality, the quartet had seen enough of the sinking ship that was WCW and Benoit even left behind a world title to make the change. They asked for their release and got it, but of the four, Benoit and Guerrero would find the most success prior to their deaths.

Saturn was paired off with a mop and Malenko became Double Ho Seven. Um, yeah. Anyway, the Radicalz debut on RAW, after the jump.

How shocked were you at the time this went down, Cagesiders? And were you satisfied with the way it was booked?

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