Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Manhattan Center, New York City
RAW Opening Video
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to the show. They go over the people who are scheduled to be on tonight’s edition.
Opening Contest: Mr. Perfect defeated Damien Demento: Demento works on Perfect’s back for a good portion of the contest. Perfect fights back and connects with the Perfect Plex for the win.
A poem named “No Hope with Dope” is read by a elementary student named Jasmine. At the end of the poem, the Undertaker comes into the picture and repeats the title of the poem.
Bobby Heenan mentions that some guy in the audience tonight will be proposing to his wife. Heenan will make sure that the woman rejects the proposal.
Before the next match, Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan really hype up the screws in the arm of Lex Luger.
Second Contest: Lex Luger defeated Crush via count-out: Crush shoves Luger into the corner and the crowd goes nuts. Luger decides to pose and wants to do a test of strength. Crush asks the fans and eventually complies to the test of strength. Crush gets the advantage but Luger kicks Crush in the midsection and controls Crush with the test of strength. Crush gets to his feet and kicks Luger several times and military press slams Luger . Luger rolls to the floor holding his back. We get a close up shot of the screws in Luger’s forearm as Luger enters the ring. Crush corners Luger but Luger delivers several shots to the head and neck of Crush. Crush comes back with a dropkick and arm drag takedown. Crush drives Luger down to the mat with a belly to belly suplex but misses a splash in the corner. Luger rams his knee into the back of Crush and Crush falls to the floor. Luger attacks Crush on the floor and sends Crush back first into the apron a couple of times. Luger picks Crush up and rams Crush back first into the ring post! Luger stomps away on Crush back in the ring. Luger with a bear hug in the middle of the ring. Crush battles out of the hold and misses a clothesline. Luger is able to power slam Crush and gets a two count on the pin attempt. Crush blocks a vertical suplex attempt and takes Luger down with a suplex of his own. Crush ducks a clothesline and takes Luger down with a back suplex. Luger backs off in the corner but Crush continues his attack on Luger. Crush slams Luger and follows up with a standing leg drop for a two count! Crush locks in the Kona Vice! Crush slams Luger down to the mat and has the hold on. Crush slams Luger down a second time and Luger appears to be out of it. Crush lets go and notices that Doink the Clown is up in the balcony. Crush wants Doink to come into the ring. Doink points across the arena and there is another Doink! Crush is nailed by Luger with the illegal forearm and Crush is counted out. **¼
Third Contest: Mr. Hughes defeated Jason Knight: Hughes picks up the win after a side slam in two minutes.
A promo for a new brother tag team named the Smoking Guns. They are Billy and Bart and they are coming to the WWF to face the good and bad.
Vince McMahon calls out the WWF Intercontinental Champion, Shawn Michaels. They talk about Jim Duggan and how Duggan wants the Intercontinental Championship. They also bring up Michaels attacking Mr. Perfect at Wrestle Mania IX. Mr. Perfect makes his way out once he is mentioned and chases Michaels to the backstage area.
Footage of Tatanka saving Sherri Martel from being attacked by Bam-Bam Bigelow. Bigelow later attacks Tatanka backstage and cuts his hair.
Main Event: Typhoon defeated Skull Von Krush: Jim Duggan calls in and talks about his upcoming title shot against Shawn Michaels. Typhoon wins another squash match following a big splash.
Bobby Heenan goes over to a couple in the front row and a fellow named Paul asks his girlfriend to marry him. She says yes. Heenan asks them if they will get married on RAW. They will not.
End of show
My Take: Crush/Lex Luger was a entertaining contest that helped both men look good. Bobby Heenan’s segment with the soon to be married couple was entertaining as well. Looks like Bob Bartlett is gone. That is some wonderful turn of events if it is indeed the case. I don’t get why Typhoon is getting squash matches as I don’t see him being a key character on WWF television in the coming months. Might show how limited the WWF roster is.