Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Bushkill, PA
Video hyping up the finish to the Royal Rumble where Bret Hart and Lex Luger were co-winners of the Rumble and would both get title shots Wrestle Mania X. However, tonight Yokozuna will be defending the WWF World Championship against Randy Savage!
RAW Opening Video
Opening Contest: WWF World Champion Yokozuna defeated Randy Savage to retain the title: Savage attacks Yokozuna before the bell but runs into a back elbow. Yokozuna misses a elbow drop and Savage clotheslines Yokozuna three times to knock Yoko off his feet and gets a near fall. Yoko controls the match with several right hands and chokes Savage in the corner. Savage fights out of the corner with right hands but Yoko stops Savage with a right hand of his own. Savage slams Yokozuna head first into the mat. Yokozuna delivers several head butts to stop Savage. Yokozuna with a power slam but misses a big splash coming off the ropes. Savage with a high knee that sends Yokozuna to the floor. Savage knocks Fuji off the apron. Savage leaps off the top rope and connects with a double axe handle to the floor. Savage is in control as RAW goes to commercial. Back from commercial, Savage has been trying to get Yokozuna back into the ring. Jim Cornette distracts Savage which allows Yokozuna to attack Savage from behind. Yoko rams Savage head first into the ring steps a couple of times. Yoko and Savage trade right hands in the ring with Savage winning that battle. Savage connects with a double axe handle that drops Yoko to his knees. Savage connects with a flying cross body for a near fall. Savage rolls Yokozuna up from behind and almost gets the win. Yokozuna connects with a thunderous running big splash in the corner. Yokozuna drags Savage to the middle of the ring and misses a leg drop. Fuji gives Yokozuna the sand bucket as Cornette distracts the referee. Savage nails Yokozuna with the sand bucket and both men are down as the referee begins to count. Savage goes for the cover but Yokozuna gets the shoulder up. Savage goes to the top rope and connects flying elbow drop but Crush runs in and attacks Savage so that Yokozuna retains the championship! ***
After the match, Crush chokes Savage until Bret Hart runs down to the ring but is attacked by Yokozuna. Lex Luger runs down to the ring and sends Yokozuna to the floor with right hands. Luger and Hart connect with a double clothesline on Crush to save Savage from a further beating.
Vince McMahon and Harvey Wippleman are on commentary this week and they go over what we just saw.
Second Contest: Bam-Bam Bigelow defeated Mike Khoury: Bigelow wins the squash following a leaping kick to the back of Khoury’s head. Luna Vachon had a Doink shirt on with a censor symbol around Doink.
Third Contest: Earthquake defeated Black Phantom: Earthquake connects with a elbow drop to the lower back of Phantom. Earthquake misses a shoulder block in the corner but takes Phantom down with a dropkick. Earthquake with a running power slam, elbow drop and connects with sit down splash for the win.
Wrestle Mania X Report with Todd Pettengill. Pettengill reminds everyone that Wrestle Mania is three weeks away. Here is the card:
Lex Luger versus Yokozuna in the first WWF World Championship match
Bret Hart versus Owen Hart
Bret Hart versus Yokozuna or Lex Luger in the second WWF World Championship match
Randy Savage versus Crush in a Falls Count Anywhere match
Razor Ramon defends the WWF Intercontinental Championship against Shawn Michaels in a Ladder Match
The Quebecers defend the WWF World Tag Team Championships against Men on a Mission
Alundra Blaze will defend the WWF Women’s Championship
Earthquake versus Adam Bomb. Originally was Ludvig Borga but, Borga is still injured.
Doink and Dink versus Bam-Bam Bigelow/Luna Vachon in a mixed tag team match
Also, their has been a ten man tag team match announced:
The Smoking Gunns, Tatanka, 1-2-3 Kid and Spark Plugg will battle The Headshrinkers, IRS, Jeff Jarrett and Rick Martel
Todd also goes over the celebrities involved with Wrestle Mania X.
Fourth Contest: Kwang defeated John Chrystal: SY Sperling calls in before the match and hypes up the makeover for the Fink. Kwang controls the match for several moments. Kwang delivers a nice super kick to pick up the win.
Stan Lane is backstage trying to get a word with Shawn Michaels. Michaels says he needs to get something on, so Diesel turns the camera around so that he can put something on. Michaels is ready to be interviewed as he has put on his WWF Intercontinental Championship. Michaels says that he will still be the champion after Wrestle Mania. Michaels reminds Lane that he was never pinned to lose the championship. Michaels says that he is risking everything putting his belt on the line in a ladder match. Diesel kicks Stan Lane out of the locker room.
A video package promoting next weeks match with the Smoking Gunns taking on Owen Hart and Crush.
Main Event: Men on a Mission defeated Brooklyn Brawler/Steve Smith: Mo works on Smith with a flying forearm smash. Brawler gets the tag but doesn’t fair well at all. Mabel enters and double clotheslines Brawler down. Smith tries to clothesline Mabel down but Mabel backdrops him down and connects with a leg drop on Brawler. Mabel with a sickening big splash in the corner on Smith. Mo leaps off the top shoving Mabel onto Smith to pick up the easy win.
Next week, a Undertaker sighting. Jeff Jarrett will face Virgil, IRS and Doink will be in singles action. A special look at Tatanka. Also, the Smoking Gunns will face Crush and Owen Hart.
End of show
My Take: Savage/Yokozuna was a good match that really showed that Savage can still go. Shawn Michaels cut a pretty good interview hyping his ladder match up with Razor Ramon at Wrestle Mania X. Adam Bomb replacing Ludvig Borga is disappointing but I think Adam Bomb needs a “big win” and getting that at Wrestle Mania, even against Earthquake, will help him out in the months to come.