Written By: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: White Plains, NY
Gorilla Monsoon and Randy Savage are on commentary this week. They hype up who will be on the show, which includes the Undertaker and Jim Neidhart.
Opening Contest: Tatanka defeated Jeff Jarrett: Tatanka with a few right hands to quickly start the match and sends Jarrett back first into the corner a few times. Tatanka connects with a running power slam for a near fall. Tatanka drives Jarrett down with a vertical suplex for a two count. Jarrett drop toe holds Tatanka and locks in a side headlock to gain the advantage. Tatanka is shoulder blocked by Jarrett after getting out of the sleeper hold. Tatanka is able to arm drag Jarrett and delivers a chop. Side headlock by Tatanka to slow down the match some more. Tatanka shoulder blocks Jarrett and hip tosses Jarrett. Tatanka goes back to a side headlock and proceeds to keep the hold on for several moments. Jarrett gets out but is met with a over hand chop as he was going to leapfrog Tatanka. Jarrett recovers and tosses Tatanka over the top to the floor. Jarrett leaps off the apron and double axe handles Tatanka on the floor. Jarrett rams Tatanka back first into the ring apron. Jarrett comes off the apron again with a double axe handle and again rams Tatanka back first into the ring apron. Tatanka blocks a second double axe handle by punching Jarrett in the chest. Jarrett is able to shove Tatanka into the ring post shoulder first. Jarrett rolls into the ring and ends up winning by count-out. Wait a second. Jarrett grabs a microphone and says he wants to beat Tatanka one, two, three. Jarrett rips on Randy Savage and demands the match to be restarted. The match is restarted as RAW goes to commercial. Tatanka battles out of a side headlock but is met with a back elbow as he comes off the ropes. Jarrett goes for the cover but is only able to get a two count. Jarrett controls Tatanka with another sleeper hold. Tatanka battles out of the sleeper hold and has a sleeper on Jarrett until Jarrett rams Tatanka back first into the corner. Jarrett sends Tatanka into a corner and nails Tatanka with a clothesline for a two count. Jarrett ducks a wild clothesline and guess what, has a sleeper hold on Tatanka. Tatanka begins to fade and drops down to the mat as the fans get behind him. Tatanka prevents his arm from dropping three times and begins to get to his feet. Tatanka starts to go on a War Path as Jarrett rams Tatanka head first into the turnbuckles. Tatanka with a few overhand chops and gets a two count. Jarrett runs into a big boot in the corner and Tatanka plants Jarrett with a DDT but only gets a near fall! Jarrett tries to leave but Tatanka rolls Jarrett back into the ring and comes off the top connecting with a overhand chop and covers but Jarrett gets his foot on the bottom rope! Jarrett rolls to the floor and heads to the backstage area. However, Dink is behind Jarrett and squirts water into his face. Doink comes down and chases Jarrett with a bucket. Jarrett rolls back into the ring and is rolled up by Tatanka who gets the three count! **½
A video promoting next weeks WWF World Championship match between Bret Hart and 1-2-3 Kid is aired.
Jerry Lawler is standing in the ring for the weekly segment of Kings Court. Lawler introduces his guest, the 1-2-3 Kid but at first Lawler insults the 1-2-3 Kid. Kid makes his way down to the ring where Lawler tells Kid to not worry about being nice to the fans because that means nothing. Lawler hypes up next weeks match between 1-2-3 Kid and Bret Hart for the WWF World Championship. Lawler tells Kid that he is going to be rooting for the 1-2-3 Kid mainly because Lawler hates Bret Hart. Kid makes it clear that he doesn’t hate Bret Hart, but is rather a big fan of Bret Hart. Lawler is trying to convince Kid to get a mean streak. Kid believes he doesn’t deserve to be in the WWF if he had a attitude like Jerry Lawler. Lawler tells Kid that Hart isn’t going to fall for any tricks. Kid isn’t going to do any cheap shots but is rather going to give 110% and hope for a mistake by Bret Hart. Kid says he if he wins the WWF World Championship he will be doing it for me and not for Jerry Lawler. That’s all Kid has to say and leaves the ring.
Second Contest: Jim Neidhart defeated Gary Scott: Neidhart wins the contest following a running power slam. Just a simple squash, my friends.
Third Contest: Duke Droese defeated Mike Sharpe: This was just a extended squash match. Droese wins the match following a simple standing elbow drop.
A video promoting the New Generation is aired.
Main Event: The Undertaker defeated Mike Bell: Absolute domination by Taker here. Taker wins the match following a tombstone pile driver.
After the match, Paul Bearer comes down with his urn and tries to regain control of the Undertaker. Taker just stares at Bearer as RAW goes to commercial. Back from a break, DiBiase grabs some cash and is able to convince the Undertaker to stay with him, eventually.
Backstage, Jerry Lawler catches up to Ted DiBiase. Lawler asks DiBiase to be his guest on Kings Court next week. Lawler tells DiBiase that instead of being in the ring, Lawler will come to DiBiase. DiBiase accepts because he is used to being around royalty.
End of show
My Take: I enjoyed the Jarrett/Tatanka match. I thought they may have over done the side headlocks and sleeper hold spots but it was a overall enjoyable match. Judging by what is happening here, their may be a tease of a Jeff Jarrett vs. Randy Savage feud being set up. Jarrett needs to stop feuding with clowns and get in some meaningful feuds. Hopefully that happens sooner rather than later.
Kings Court this week was just really simple. Didn’t seem like a well thought out segment by any means. Honestly, who thinks Kid is going to win the WWF World Championship?
The Undertaker is not the real Undertaker it is pretty obvious. Well, apparently not to Paul Bearer which you would think it would be considering Bearer has been by Taker’s side for three years, roughly. I find that to be fairly funny, honestly.
Overall, not a bad show. The featured match was good between Tatanka and Jarrett which took up a good portion of the show.
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