Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Poughkeepsie, NY
A backstage confrontation between Adam Bomb and Earthquake starts the show.
RAW Opening Video
Vince McMahon is joined by Gorilla Monsoon this week. They go over what will be on this week’s edition of RAW.
Opening Contest: Earthquake defeated Adam Bomb: Bomb attacks Earthquake before the bell but Earthquake takes Bomb down with a hip toss and clotheslines Bomb over the top to the floor. Bomb attempts a couple of shoulder blocks but doesn’t get Earthquake off his feet. Bomb drops Earthquake throat first across the top rope and connects with a slingshot clothesline and drops a elbow for a near fall. Bomb clotheslines Earthquake and Earthquake gets tangled up in the ropes. Harvey Wippleman is trash talking Fink on the floor. Bomb with a top rope flying clothesline for a near fall. Earthquake with a belly to belly suplex, elbow drop and leg drop. Earthquake connects with the sit down splash for the win. *
Footage from Wrestle Mania X where Mr. Perfect screwed Lex Luger out of winning the WWF World Championship is shown. Lex Luger cuts a promo saying that he isn’t happy with Mr. Perfect. If Perfect had an issue with him, Perfect should have addressed it with him personally. Luger wants Perfect in the ring.
Gorilla Monsoon is in the ring to interview Mr. Perfect. Monsoon thought that Perfect was a man with class. Perfect says that he still is a classy man. Perfect says he doesn’t have a problem with Lex Luger and that he called the match perfectly right down the middle of the ring. Perfect says that let it slide when Luger put Cornette and Fuji in the ring. Perfect also let it slide when Luger put his hands on him the first time. Perfect was then pushed by Luger and had to follow the rules to disqualify Luger. Monsoon believes that Perfect has a vendetta against Lex Luger. Monsoon believes that Lex Luger will get the proper revenge against Mr. Perfect.
Second Contest: WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon defeated Austin Steele: Ramon controls Steele early on with hip tosses a scoop slam. Ramon locks in a abdominal stretch. Ramon with a fall away slam with several boots to the head. Ramon with a choke slam and signals for the end and connects with the Razor’s Edge for the win.
Footage from last week where Capt. Lou Albano surprised the WWF World Tag Team Champions the Quebecers with his tag team, the Headshrinkers.
Vince McMahon and Gorilla Monsoon hype up the eventual Quebecers versus the Headshrinkers for the WWF World Tag Team Championships. Backstage, the Quebecers say that they will face anyone next week. McMahon plugs a vote line where fans can choose who the Quebecers face whether it is the Bushwhackers, Men on Mission, and the Smoking Gunns.
Footage from Wrestle Mania X where the heel team couldn’t find a captain.
Third Contest: Jeff Jarrett /IRS/Rick Martel/Headshrinkers defeated Tatanka/1-2-3 Kid/Spark Plugg/Smoking Gunns: Jarrett and Tatanka are the captains for their teams. Billy Gunn and Samu start the match off. Samu takes Billy down with a hip toss, but Billy battles back with a backslide for a near fall. Samu with a vicious clothesline that causes Billy to spin in midair. Fatu gets the tag and takes Billy down with a backbreaker and tags in Jarrett. Jarrett drops Billy with a side slam. Billy takes Jarrett down with a head scissors takedown and tags in Tatanka. Tatanka with a hip toss, scoop slam, and a Japanese arm drag. Bart Gunn gets the tag and works on the left arm of Jarrett and rolls Jarrett up for a near fall. Jarrett stops Bart’s offense with a boot to the midsection and connects with a snap suplex and tags in IRS. Bart takes IRS down with a arm hook face buster as RAW goes to a commercial. Spark Plugg gets the tag in and is met with a eye rake by IRS. Martel tags in but Plugg works on Martel in the corner by ramming Martel head first into the turnbuckle. Plugg with a cross body off the ropes for a near fall. Plugg works on the left arm of Martel for several moments. Plugg is sent into the ropes and is met with a knee to the back by IRS who connects with a backbreaker but misses a elbow drop. Kid gets the tag and takes IRS down with a heel kick and drops IRS across the top rope. Kid with a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Kid continues his offense with a top rope cross body for a near fall. All then men brawl all over ringside as Kid connects with a spinning heel kick on IRS but doesn’t go for the cover. Kid misses a leg attack in the corner and is pinned by IRS. **
After the match, the heels celebrate their win as the baby faces console 1-2-3 Kid in the ring.
Vince McMahon plugs the vote line where the fans can vote on who the Quebecers defend the WWF World Tag Team Championships next week. The Bushwhackers, Men on a Mission and the Smoking Gunns are the choices. Only costs $1.49 a minute.
Heartbreak Hotel is up next with Shawn Michaels. Michaels has a heart shaped bed. Michaels says that they are booked solid at the Heartbreak Hotel. Michaels says that Diesel is the manager of the Hotel. Michaels has his focus set on WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon. Michaels says that they haven’t even begun messing with Ramon. Michaels says that Diesel would like to challenge Razor Ramon for the WWF Intercontinental Championship. Michaels tells Ramon that he will never be able to leave the Heartbreak Hotel.
Main Event: Yokozuna defeated Scott Powers: Yoko with a clothesline early on to control Powers. Yokozuna continues his offense with a back suplex. Yoko comes off the ropes and drops a leg across the face of Powers. Yoko connects with the Bonzai Drop to pick up the easy win.
McMahon hypes up what will be seen next week. The Quebecers will take on either Men on a Mission, the Bushwhackers or the Smoking Gunns for the WWF World Tag Team Championships.
End of show
My Take: The only difference between Bomb/Earthquake this week to their WrestleMania match is that Bomb actually got in a decent amount of offense. I still believe that Bomb could have been a successful heel but just wasn’t ever given the chance to be anything. The eight man tag match was a decent showcase of the talent involved. After watching the match, i am not heartbroken that it was taken off WrestleMania due to time constraints. Diesel is going to be in a feud with Ramon instead of Michaels it looks like. Not a fan of that one.