Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: White Plains, NY
Highlights from last weeks attack by Jerry Lawler on Duke Droese. Droese cuts a promo and says he knows what he has in store for Lawler tonight. Lawler also cuts a promo and talks about having trash dumped on him. Lawler explains his actions for attacking Droese with a trash can. Lawler mentions he has been forced to apologize but just wants to be fined or suspended by WWF officials. Lawler can handle that but can not handle having to apologize. Eventually, Lawler apologizes but isn’t happy about it.
RAW opening video
Opening Contest: Mable defeated Bam-Bam Bigelow by count-out: Mable backs Bigelow into a corner but is met with a cheap shot. Bigelow hammers away on Mable and is able to drop Mable to the canvas. Bigelow snap mares Mable and delivers a boot to the back of the head. Bigelow attempts a splash in the corner but Mable gets a boot up and connects with a leg drop. Luna distracts Mable and Mable misses a elbow drop as a result. Luna is still on the apron but is knocked off as Mable is sent into the ropes. Mable clotheslines Bigelow a few times and scoop slams Bigelow. Bigelow comes off with the ropes and connects with a cross body! Bigelow rolls to the floor and shoves Oscars into the guard railing. Mable leaps off the apron and nails Bigelow with a double axe handle. They begin to brawl until Mable rolls back into the ring as Bigelow checks on Luna. DUD
After the match, Bigelow flips out as Ted DiBiase makes his way down to the ring. DiBiase calms Bigelow and Luna down.
We see clips of Ted DiBiase introducing the return of the Undertaker on the Heartbreak Hotel on WWF Superstars. DiBiase’s Undertaker says the only thing to fear is fear itself. Monsoon and Savage are convince that the Undertaker is being controlled by Ted DiBiase.
Second Contest: IRS defeated Rich Myers: A quick squash match which sees IRS win by submission with the use of the Penalty (STF).
Jerry Lawler is standing in the ring for another edition of Kings Court. Lawler mentions the history of the Hart Foundation and says that Jim Neidhart was with the winner of the tag team while Bret Hart was the loser. Jim Neidhart is Jerry Lawler’s guest on the Kings Court. Neidhart is greeted with a “We Want Bret” chant. Neidhart says he helped Bret Hart get out of messy situations. Neidhart says that Bret Hart has called Neidhart on many occasions because Bret didn’t know what to do. Neidhart is angry that he wasn’t given any kind of thank you. Neidhart made sure that Bret Hart retained the WWF World Championship so that Owen Hart would become the rightful owner of the championship. Neidhart introduces the King of Harts, Owen Hart! Owen says he is finally getting the respect that he deserves and he loves it! Owen believes he can only trust Neidhart. Owen mentions that he pinned Bret Hart at Wrestle Mania X. Owen also notes that he did exactly what he said he was going to do, and won the 1994 King of the Ring! Owen again proclaims that he is to be called the King of Harts. Owen knows that Bret is scared of him. Owen wants to defeat Bret Hart for the WWF World Championship. Owen knows he can do it and he knows that Bret knows he can do it too!
Backstage, Lex Luger is lacing up his boots for his upcoming match.
Third Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions the Headshrinkers defeated the Executioners in a non-title match: Guess what? Another squash. Fatu pins one of the Executioners following a top rope big splash.
Backstage, Ted DiBiase is talking to Bam-Bam Bigelow. DiBiase notices the camera and Nikolai Volkoff chases the cameraman out of the room.
Next week on RAW, Jeff Jarrett will compete against Tatanka on RAW! Plus, the Undertaker will be in action. Well, the Ted DiBiase Undertaker that is!
Fourth Contest: Kwang defeated Mike Moraldo: Kwang wins the squash following a spinning heel kick.
Main Event: Lex Luger defeated Mike Bell: During the match, Ted DiBiase briefly came out to watch Luger in action. Luger wins the match with the Torture Rack.
After the match, Luger celebrates the win.
Backstage, Ted DiBiase is with Nikolai Volkoff and Bam-Bam Bigelow. DiBiase reveals that he has hired Bam-Bam Bigelow. DiBiase says that Lex Luger will be his and it is only a matter of time!
End of show
My Take: The featured match of Mable and Bigelow was another lackluster contest. Second week in a row where the featured match was just awful.
The Kings Court segment with Owen and Jim Neidhart should have taken place last week. Just seems like it would have been a good decision to start hyping up a Owen/Jim vs. Bret Hart feud as soon as possible. It’s really not a big deal, but I would have done the segment a week earlier.
Bam-Bam Bigelow joining forces with Ted DiBiase is something I approve of. Bigelow can regain some creditability by being associated with the number heel stable in the WWF.
Overall, the Kings Court segment was fine but everything else was really lackluster. When the featured match sucks, the overall show is usually going to suck. Just like this weeks episode.
Thanks for reading.