Many people say that their was an era for them that wrestling was perfect and nothing could be better and for most people that era was the Attitude Era or the Monday Night Wars. During this period the WCW and the WWF went head to head on Monday Nights for brand supremacy and ultimately the WWE won out buying WCW in March of 2001. But in reality this show is one of the many reason the WWE ended up coming out on top of their competition. Raw killed it on this night with an 8.4 rating and Nitro didn't even run due to a pre-emption, this night made things even worse for the slowly fading WCW. Below are results from the night that has since been called the "Raw that Changed it All" and is also the Highest Rated Raw in the History of WWE.
WWF Monday Night Raw: (5-10-99)
Kane vs Billy Gunn
The Big Show vs Paul Bearer
Debra vs Sable w/Nicole Bass in an Evening Gown match for the Women’s title with Val Venis as Special Ref
The Big Bossman vs Test in a Nightstick on a Pole match
Cactus Jack vs Mideon & Viscera in a Hardcore Handicap match
Farooq vs Bradshaw ended in a Lumberjack match (Members of the Union served as Lumberjacks)
Gerald Brisco & Pat Patterson vs The Mean Street Posse (Pete Gas & Rodney)
Jeff Jarrett w/Debra vs Val Venis
Ken Shamrock vs Chyna w/Triple H
Steve Austin & The Rock & Vince McMahon vs Shane McMahon & The Undertaker & Triple H (Shawn Michaels was the referee)
For reasons out of my control I haven't been able to secure access to the full show. But if you want to watch the show that would become the Highest Rated Raw ever then just look for the....... 5-10-99 episode of Monday Night Raw.
I love looking back wrestling's past. I view my job as bring new life to the part of wrestling some people thought was gone.