Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Palmetto, FL
RAW opening video
Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels hype up the show which will see a rematch from last week for the WWF World Tag Team Championships.
Opening Contest: King Kong Bundy defeated Mabel in an over the top challenge: IRS and Tatanka run down to the ring and help Bundy toss Mabel over the top to the floor.
After the match, Lex Luger and Mo run down to the ring to protect Mabel from any further beating.
Bam-Bam Bigelow is ready to apologize for his actions. McMahon says that Bigelow must have been quite embarrassed for losing to the 1-2-3 Kid at the Royal Rumble. Bigelow says that the people were making fun of him for losing. McMahon says the fans can do what they want because they paid for their seat. Bigelow did what he did to LT because he had a little bit more fun than others. Bigelow says he isn’t going to apologize and even says he should have shoved him harder! He doesn’t care about the thirty day suspension! Bigelow issues a challenge to LT!
Second Contest: Hakushi defeated Ricky Santana: Hakushi wins the squash match following a standing cartwheel moonsault.
Third Contest Aldo Montoya defeated David Sierra: Montoya wins the bout following a springboard bulldog off the middle rope.
Jerry Lawler enters the ring to do the Kings Court. Lawler’s guest this week is Bob Backlund. Lawler puts over the chicken wing submission as the most feared submission hold in the WWF. Backlund isn’t going to let go of the chicken wing until people say “I quit Mr. Bob Backlund.” No one is safe from this new policy. Lawler keeps on saying he would not be put on the hold. Backlund tells Lawler isn’t safe from it. Lawler asks Backlund he isn’t talking about putting the hold on him. Backlund goes to put the hold on Lawler but Lawler quickly screams the new policy and Backlund leaves the ring. Lawler begins to cover his tracks as Backlund leaves. Lawler says he said “I quit the interview” and Backlund comes back to the ring. Lawler distracts Backlund by saying that Bret Hart is out here and bails from the ring to end the segment.
Fourth Contest: WWF World Tag Team Champions Smoking Gunns defeated 1-2-3 Kid/Bob Holly to retain the titles: Billy and Kid start off with Kid hip tossing Billy followed by a clothesline a spinning heel kick for a two count. Billy gets out a side headlock but Kid quickly gets to his feet. Bart enters but is kicked in the gut and Kid tags in Holly. Bart comes off the ropes and is met with a double dropkick which gets Holly a two count. Bart blocks a backdrop by slamming Kid down to the mat and Billy tags in knocking Kid off his feet with a back elbow. Gunns double team Kid with a side Russian leg sweep which gets Bart a two count as RAW goes to commercial. Kid clotheslines both Gunns as he comes off the ropes and tags in Holly. Holly dropkicks Bart but only gets a two count. Holly nails Bart with a running clothesline but Billy breaks up the pin attempt. Kid tags back in kicking Bart in the corner numerous times. Holly tags back in to kick Bart in the ribs. Holly atomic drops Bart and delivers an elbow drop. Billy tags in and stomps away on Holly in the corner after Bart brought Holly to the corner. Holly tries to fight out of the corner but is stopped by Billy. Bart enters to scoop slam Holly for a two count. Holly gets out of a sleeper hold and both he and Bart go for cross body blocks. Holly crawls to his corner and tag sin Kid. Kid hammers away on both Gunns with kicks. Kid kicks Bart several times in the corner and heads to the top rope. Kid leaps off but misses a somersault dive! Billy enters but stops as Kid appears to have been injured. The crowd is silent as several referees run down to check on Kid. The match has been stopped due to Kid being injured. (**. It wasn’t as good as last week’s match but we’ll never know if it could’ve been due to the “injury” suffered by Kid.)
Main Event: Kama defeated Jumbo Berretta: This is Kama’s RAW debut. Kama wins the bout with a STF.
Final Thoughts: This ends the streak of good shows by the WWF in 1995. It could’ve been good if Kid didn’t suffer an injury but he apparently did and since it was a featured bout that didn’t deliver the whole show suffered since it’s mainly jobber matches. The King’s Court segment was actually entertaining but outside of that, this show was pretty flat.
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