Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents Survivor Series Showdown
RAW Opening Video
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan welcome everyone to the Survivor Series Showdown. This is the one hour version. McMahon talks about how Tatanka has been replaced by the Undertaker. Apparently, Pierre has been injured and will be replaced by Crush. Shawn Michaels is replacing Jerry Lawler to face the Hart Family. Heenan reports that Mr. Perfect may be stepping aside to allow Randy Savage to compete against Crush at the Survivor Series.
Opening Contest: WWF World Champion Yokozuna defeated Bret Hart by disqualification to retain the title: Hart with right hands and a dropkick that sends Yoko through the middle rope to the floor. Yoko is dazed and walks right into the ring post. A “USA” chant breaks out to which Jim Ross mentions that Hart is from Canada. Yoko manages to come back with a clothesline and a knee to the chest of Hart. Mr. Fuji whacks Hart over the back with the Japanese flag. Yoko with a nerve hold and Hart seems to be fading. Hart battles back and while on the floor sends Yoko head first into the ring steps. Yoko with a steel chair and whacks Hart across the back while the referee was distracted by Fuji. Yoko also nails Hart on the head with the chair. Back from commercial, Hart managed to get back into the ring but is getting worked on by Yokozuna. Yoko with a leg drop and Hart is in some serious agony. Yoko misses a running back splash in the corner. Hart with several right hands and clotheslines. Hart with a near fall following a clothesline and knocks Fuji off the apron. Bret with a nice middle turnbuckle bulldog for a near fall. Hart follows that with a forearm drop for a near fall. Yoko catches Hart in midair and connects with a huge belly to belly suplex. Yoko misses a splash coming off the ropes. Hart goes for the sharpshooter and has it locked in. Owen Hart makes his way down to the ring and is distracting the referee. This allows Fuji to enter the ring and nail Bret with the sand bucket. Owen enters the ring and nails Yokozuna with the sand bucket which disqualifies Bret Hart. **1/2
After the match, Bobby Heenan hypes up the fact that Owen Hart just cost Bret Hart the WWF World Championship.
Video package hyping up next week’s match between WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon and Diesel.
Todd Pettengill with another Survivor Series report. Footage of Bam-Bam Bigelow being taunted by Doink is shown. Also, Adam Bomb, Rick Martel, Diesel and IRS had a argument on WWF Superstars. Nothing new is reported.
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan talk about possible situations at Survivor Series. McMahon says that is would be unfair if Marty Jannetty where to face four other men by himself.
IRS cuts a quick promo on all the tax cheats in the building. IRS says they all will eventually pay.
Main Event: I.R.S. defeated Marty Jannetty: IRS takes Jannetty down with a few hip tosses to start the match. Jannetty with a few right hands, scoop slam and a dropkick that sends Irwin to the floor. Irwin locks in a abdominal stretch using the ropes for leverage. Jannetty comes back with a knee lift for a near fall. Irwin comes back and nails Jannetty with a lariat to pick up the win. *1/2
Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan talk about the team aspect of Survivor Series. Heenan says there is the whole trust issues with partners.
We go to footage where Shawn Michaels is with Rio Rogers. Shawn Michaels has his WWF Intercontinental Championship. Michaels says he will take care of business this year. They are outside Bret Hart’s parents house. They enters the house and someone is wearing a old person’s mask to represent Helen Hart. There is a huge poster of Bret Hart, and a small picture of Owen Hart, that’s all we see.
Vince McMahon plugs the Survivor Series yet again. Bobby Heenan gets a phone call.
End of show
My Take: A few good things happened on this show. First, a good match between Yokozuna and Bret Hart. Bret Hart seems to be the perfect wrestler for Yokozuna to compete with. Owen costing Bret the title is something to look at. Also, the last segment with Shawn Michaels. The fact that their was a huge photo of Bret and small one of Owen could lead to tension with Michaels pushing the buttons of the Hart Family. Also enjoy the fact that IRS is getting a singles push. At the same time, it’s sad to see Marty Jannetty, who can clearly still work well, being jobbed out the past few months. To think that back in May Jannetty was the WWF Intercontinental Champion..