Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY
RAW Opening Video
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage and Bobby Heenan hype up Shawn Michaels defending the WWF Intercontinental Championship against Kamala. Crush will be facing Bastion Booger and Yokozuna will be interviewed.
Opening Contest: Shawn Michaels defeated Kamala to retain the WWF Intercontinental Championship: Michaels wants to shake hands with Kamala, and Kamala eventually falls for it and is attacked. Kamala quickly rebounds and clotheslines Michaels and follows up with a couple of chops. Michaels works on Kamala’s left knee. Michaels attempts to continue to work on the knee, but Kamala chops and kicks Michaels off. Kamala with a big splash and goes for the cover, but doesn’t know how to cover. Diesel distracts the referee and Michaels super kicks Kamala right on the back of the head for the win after nine minutes of action. *
Vince McMahon is in the ring and welcomes the WWF World Heavyweight Champion Yokozuna and Mr. Fuji to the ring. Fuji says that they are challenging anyone that wants to attempt to slam Yokozuna. Fuji wants to have all American wrestlers to make fools of themselves. Vince McMahon defends the WWF and America by basically yelling at Mr. Fuji by saying that “someone will hit a homerun” and slam Yokozuna. Fuji says that Yokozuna will be WWF World Champion, forever. Yokozuna actually says something. “American athletes are just like American products, they are no good!”. Vince starts a USA chant.
New York Giant George Martin, Jim Campen of the Green Bay Packers and Tatanka all say they can and will slam Yokozuna on the 4th of July.
Second Contest: The Smoking Gunns defeated Iron Mike Sharpe/Barry Horowitz: The Gunns have the offense early on, but Sharpe manages to whiplash Bart Gunn on the bottom rope. The offense for the heels doesn’t last too long, as Billy Gunn comes in and take care of both his opponents. Bart has Barry in a modified looking Gory Bomb, and Billy leaps off the top rope and connects with a splash for double impact for the win.
Highlights from last week when the 1-2-3 Kid managed to steal the $10,000 that Ramon brought to the ring.
Vince McMahon calls out the former WWF World Tag Team Champions, Money Inc. McMahon decides to ask them where the tag team titles are. IRS says that they put a clause in the contract with the Steiner Brothers. The clause just happens to be a rematch. Ted DiBiase brings up Razor Ramon and losing his money. Ted calls Razor “totally stupid”. Ted says that Ramon allowed a nobody to beat him on national television. “$10,000 is a lot of money… to Razor Ramon!”. Ted continues by saying that Ramon should join the Steiner Brothers. That way they can become Larry, Curly and Mo. The fans start to chant “Razor”. Ted says that they can get Ramon a job, being their maid.
Third Contest: Adam Bomb w/Johnny Polo defeated P.J. Walker: Bomb with complete control on Walker. Bomb sends Walker to the floor and nails Walker with a short arm clothesline. Bomb leaps over the top rope and connects with a couple of clotheslines. Bomb with the “Adam Smasher” (power bomb) to pick up a squash win.
Main Event: Crush defeated Bastion Booger: Bobby Heenan announces that Bastion Booger is Hilary Clinton’s brother. Crush a rather poor back suplex on Booger. Booger big splashes Crush against the ring post. Crush with a rather poor vertical suplex. Crush with three scoop slams to pick up the win in nearly six minutes.
Randy Savage is at Giants Stadium and is with George Martin. Martin calls out Yokozuna.
Vince McMahon, Randy Savage and Bobby Heenan go over their favorite highlights. Bobby liked seeing Diesel waffle Kamala. Randy says that he liked seeing Crush scoop slam Bastion Booger three times.
End of Show
My Take: Good to see Vince McMahon listening to the fans and planting the seeds to a Razor Ramon baby face turn. Ramon will surely benefit from feuding with Ted DiBiase. Crush had a very poor showing this week. I’m assuming that has to do with the size of Bastion Booger. I do wonder where the 1-2-3 Kid will go now since Ramon is moving on to bigger and better things.
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