Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Manhattan Center, New York City
Footage from last week is shown when the Quebecers managed to defeat the Steiner Brothers to win the tag team titles. A few situations where Rick Steiner nearly cost them the titles is shown. Almost hitting a pile driver and nearly coming off the top rope. Scott Steiner whacking Jacque with the hockey stick causing the disqualification is shown. Tonight, Scott Steiner faces Pierre. If Scott wins, the Steiner Brothers get a rematch.
Opening Contest: Scott Steiner defeated Quebecer Pierre: Scott with a top rope clothesline early on, something that he couldn’t do last week. Scott sends Pierre over the top to the floor. Scott with a pile driver and gets a near fall. All of those things were something he couldn’t do last week. Steiner is in complete control four minutes into the match. Steiner connects with a overhead belly to belly suplex off the middle rope. Steiner grabs a hockey stick and stalks Pierre and Johnny Polo to the backstage area. Pierre makes his way back to the ring, alongside Jacque. Rick Steiner also comes out to even out the odds. Pierre with a DDT on Scott to gain the advantage. Pierre with a scoop slam and connects with a splash off the middle rope for a near fall. Pierre continues with a middle rope leg drop. Pierre misses another splash off the middle rope. Scott with a backdrop, clothesline and a double under hook power bomb. Steiner nails Pierre with a Frankensteiner for the win after thirteen minutes of action. ***
Second Contest: Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated Lavern McGill: Bigelow misses a few moves and McGill dropkicks Bigelow. Crush calls in again and says he is in the best shape of his life. Crush continues by saying he will not speak to Savage as long as Savage lives. Savage doesn’t know what is wrong. McGill attempts a sunset flip into the ring but Bigelow simply sit down. Bigelow with a vertical suplex and connects with a running back splash for the win.
Footage of Doink splashing water on Bobby Heenan from last week is shown. This is why Heenan has a fever this week. Vince, Bobby and Randy talk about it. Heenan sneezes a few times and says his lungs are burning. Vince notices that Heenan doesn’t have a fever, but rather is only at 97 degrees. Bret Hart interview is up next.
Vince McMahon is in the ring and Bret Hart comes down for a special interview. Vince goes over Bret Hart’s Summer Slam matches. Bret Hart defeated Doink, and defeated Jerry Lawler but did not let go of the sharp shooter which caused a reverse decision. Bret says that he doesn’t get how Lawler calls himself the King, when didn’t win the King of the Ring. Bret mentions that Lawler didn’t defeat Hart and says that it is a great honor to be the King of the Ring. The most important thing to him is family honor. His only regret is that he didn’t hang onto the sharpshooter longer. Bret finishes off by saying that Lawler will not have a head to wear his crown.
Third Contest: Mr. Perfect defeated Mike Bell: Bell manages to send Perfect into the corner and takes Perfect down with a hip toss. Perfect with a dropkick coming off the ropes. Perfect showcases a mean streak and nails Bell with the Perfect Plex for the win.
A Ludvig Borga video is shown. Borga is standing in a filthy area where there are dead fish. Borga asks Luger if he is up for all this pollution. Borga says that American’s stand up for corruption. “America stinks, and Lex Luger stinks.”
Bobby Heenan is standing next to two people. Some guy asks his girlfriend to marry him and just like earlier in the year, she says yes.
Main Event: PJ Walker defeated Irwin R. Schyster: Before the match, IRS cuts a promo on Razor Ramon. He says that Ramon doesn’t have the guts to face him on RAW. Not even a minute into the match, Ramon comes walking down and distracts IRS. Walker comes from behind and rolls IRS up for the quick win.
After the match, IRS goes nuts. He wants to get his hands on Ramon but several referees are holding him back.
Randy Savage is standing with Steve Shor, the chairman of the National Children’s leukemia foundation. Shor presents Savage with a t-shirt that is signed by the children who are in attendance.
Bobby Heenan is backstage with Johnny Polo and the Quebecers. Polo says that they are not afraid of the Steiner Brothers. Polo names a series of other tag teams. They say they will not give the Steiner Brothers a title shot next week, but instead to a team that deserves the title shot.
Tatanka, the RAW debut of Ludvig Borga and the return of Jimmy Snuka for one night only. The Quebecers will be in action on next weeks edition of RAW.
End of show
My Take: Pierre/Scott Steiner was a pretty good contest. The Quebecers are really good heels and are entertaining in anything they do. A Ludvig Borga/Lex Luger feud good be interesting. Borga is everything anti-USA and Luger is pro-USA. Seems simple enough. IRS losing so quickly to PJ Walker makes sense, but I’m not a fan of IRS losing in under two minutes.