Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, New York
Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan and a rather terrible Vince McMahon impersonator welcome everyone to the show. They take awhile going over who is scheduled to be on the show tonight.
RAW Opening Video
Opening Contest: Razor Ramon defeated Russ Greenberg: Ramon gets a pretty good baby face reaction yet again. Ramon will be facing Bob Backlund at Wrestle Mania IX. A complete squash match here, with Ramon winning following the Razors Edge in just over three minutes.
A rather sad/disturbing video package of people suffering from hunger is shown. Randy Savage and Rev. Jesse Jackson make a statement regarding the “Headlock on Hunger” effort.
Second Contest: Typhoon defeated LA Gore: Boring big man squash match for Typhoon. Not sure why Typhoon is getting squash matches. Typhoon wins following a big splash coming off the ropes.
Bobby Heenan is seen yelling at the impersonator Vince McMahon. Looks like we are to believe that Heenan is getting messed with or doesn’t know what to do.
Bobby Heenan introduces the Giant Gonzalez. Gonzalez is at least 7’1’’ and 500 lbs with a hideous body suit. Gonzalez’s manager, Harvey Whippleman, is about 4’11. Harvey says that Gonzalez is his big surprise. Harvey believes that Gonzalez will bury The Undertaker once and for all. Gonzalez actually speaks and says that he has a “giant surprise for you”.
A Hulk Hogan video package is shown
Third Contest: Bob Backlund defeated Papa Shango: Seven minutes of a crappy match ends with Backlund winning with a small package.
Wrestle Mania Repot. Highlights of Yokozuna destroying a jobber. A quick Money Inc. promo on the Mega Maniacs. The Undertaker cuts a brief promo on the Giant Gonzalez.
Main Event: The Nasty Boys fought the Headshrinkers to a No Contest:
Just a brawl between two brawling tag teams. They battle to a no contest and after the match they destroy each other with chairs and mustard. Yes, they used mustard as a weapon.
A video package of WWF Superstars working with who are in need. In a rather interesting statement, Brian Knobbs says “if you smoke your really un-cool and a jerk”. Some nasty words.
Gorilla Monsoon goes over next weeks show
End of show
My Take: The crowd was really pumped up for this show. Too bad for them, the show was rather awful. The last segment was a odd to me. Why the WWF would allow Knobbs to say something that mean and rude to children about smoking is beyond me. Giant Gonzalez is a horrible gimmick and his match with Undertaker can only be bad things.
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