Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Bushkill, PA
Footage from last week focusing on the Randy Savage/Crush brawl is shown. Seems like they are trying to promote Randy Savage as if he is going crazy.
RAW Opening Video.
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan hype up the absent Randy Savage and how he isn’t in the right mindset to be here. Vince McMahon hypes up the Lex Luger/Quebecer Pierre match later tonight.
Opening Contest: WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon defeated Brooklyn Brawler: Vince McMahon announces that Shawn Michaels has been reinstated and will be replacing Jerry Lawler at the Survivor Series. Brawler with the offense early on, almost hitting Ramon with the Intercontinental Championship but the referee took the belt away. Ramon comes back with a running bulldog and several right hands. Ramon with a fall away slam to continue his offense. Brawler fights back with a right hand and a poke to the eyes. Seconds later, Ramon connects with the Razors Edge for the win.
A promo with Crush is shown. Crush says that he warned Randy Savage to stay out of his way. Crush says that Savage has been fired from his broadcasting job. Crush warns Savage again that if he gets in his way again, Savage will lose something a lot more.
Vince hypes up the WWF Superstar of the year award which will be awarded at the Survivor Series.
Bret Hart will face WWF World Champion Yokozuna at the Survivor Series Showdown on the 22nd of November.
Second Contest: The Headshrinkers defeated Mike Bucci/Mike Moraldo: Bucci dropkicks Moraldo who was caught by Fatu attempting a cross body and gets a near fall. Fatu works on Bucci with a backbreaker and a double head butt with Samu. Double face plant and Fatu connects with a top rope big splash for the win.
Footage from WWF Superstars where Lex Luger says that Tatanka will be at the Survivor Series in spirit. Luger introduces their new tag team partner… the Undertaker! Taker says he and everyone else believes in “American Pride”. Taker will stand with his partners and survive with them. Taker reveals a American flag painted inside his coat.
Third Contest: Lex Luger defeated Quebecer Pierre: Luger with several right hands and a back suplex for a near fall early on. Luger with a running clothesline for another near fall and Pierre takes a breather on the floor. Polo attempts to distract Luger but Luger manages to backdrop the charging Pierre over the top to the floor. Pierre with a arm wrench submission and manages to deliver a few knees as well. Polo distracts Luger again and Pierre rams his knee into the back of Luger sending him to the floor. Pierre sends Luger into the ring steps. Pierre lifts Luger up and rams Luger against the ring post. Polo is going to hit Luger with his stick, but the crowd makes too much noise for Polo to sneak in the attack. Pierre with a splash off the middle rope for a near fall. Luger fights out of a camel clutch. Coming back from commercial, Pierre still has a choke hold locked in. Pierre with a nice pile driver for a near fall. Pierre with a awkward looking flying leg drop for a near fall, again. Pierre misses a Swanton Bomb type of move. Luger sends Pierre into the turnbuckle. Luger with right hands, Pierre with left hands. Luger knocks Pierre down. Luger with a back body drop. Luger with two clotheslines and a power slam for a near fall. Pierre goes up top and Luger slams him off. Luger with the illegal forearm and gets the win. **
After the match, Pierre is taken to the back on a stretcher.
Main Event: Diesel defeated Sid Garrison: Diesel with complete control. Diesel with a big boot and a side slam early on. Diesel with a simple big boot and a elbow to pick up the easy win.
Todd Pettengill with the weekly Survivor Series Report. Footage of Doink confusing Bastion Booger by having three Doinks on the jumbo screen. Doink insults Booger with several booger jokes. There aren’t any new matches announces so apparently all the matches scheduled for the show have been announced.
Jeff Jarrett is in a video recording area. Someone we all would know later on as Jacqueline is the assistant who is sucking up to Jeff Jarrett. She doesn’t act too well though. Jarrett says he will do everything by himself to achieve greatness.
End of Show
My Take: Pierre looked really good in a losing effort to Lex Luger. Luger looked pretty bad in the winning effort. I starting to wonder who Jeff Jarrett will get involved with when he finally debuts in the WWF. Diesel has the size but is lacking the experience and skill to be a force in the WWF. Without Shawn Michaels, Diesel really is useless in my opinion. The Undertaker joining forces with Lex Luger and the Steiner Brothers makes that team really strong.