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Let’s Say Nice Things About... WWF in 1997

Now more than ever, the world needs a good dose of positivity. We here at Cageside Seats will do our small part to bring that positivity on a daily basis. Throughout the entirety of 2017, we’ll say something nice about wrestling and everything around it, past, present, and future.

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Today’s subject: one of the most tumultuous and head-turning years in wrestling history, the World Wrestling Federation in 1997.

I’ll start. While WCW was setting the world on fire with Sting taking a baseball bat to everyone, the cruiserweights lighting rings on fire, and the nWo taking over the wrestling world, the WWF was with not as much noise setting the wrestling world on fire.

Shawn Michaels losing his smile set the path for one of the greatest matches in Wrestlemania history.

While the Hart Foundation, the Nation of Domination, and D-Generation X were no nWo, they sure as hell had some compelling moments.

Steve Austin stunning everyone, even with a broken neck. Always the best part of RAW is WAR.

And WWF managing to turn the public relations disaster that was the Montreal Screwjob into the building block for one of the most compelling feuds in wrestling history.

WWF probably should have died in 1997. But in what should have been their final breaths, they put together one of the most compelling years in wrestling history.

Ok, your turn. Say something nice about the WWF in 1997.

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