Written by: Bob Colling
World Wrestling Federation presents RAW
From: Brandon, Manitoba
1.) Henry Godwinn fought Hunter Hearst Helmsley to a no contest
2.) Ahmed Johnson defeated Jake Steele
3.) King Mabel defeated Roy Raymond
4.) Psycho Sid defeated WWF Intercontinental Champion Razor Ramon in a non-title match
1.) The show is to start off with a match between Hunter and Henry, but that isn’t what happens. Instead, Hunter knee lifts Henry to the floor and while on the floor, Henry dumps slop over himself and returns to the ring to scare Hunter out of the ring. Hunter runs away and slips and falls on slop at ringside. So, while there wasn’t a match, it was still an entertaining segment, I thought.
2.) This is the in-ring debut for Ahmed Johnson in the WWF. Johnson’s finishing move is the Pearl River Plunge, which is a double under hook sit down power bomb.
3.) Vince McMahon interviews Ahmed Johnson. Ahmed warns Sid and Bulldog to not come to the ring at the pay per view and not give their best. At least, I’m pretty sure he said that.
4.) Bret Hart and WWF World Champion Diesel join us from satellite. Diesel says that he is the best right now while Hart is one of the best. Diesel can’t predict the future of who the best ever is. Bret doesn’t know what he is if Diesel is the leader of the New Generation. Bret believes he never lost the belt in a true way. Bret says that Diesel has never beaten him, but Bret has never beaten Diesel. They are doing very good at making the segment feel extremely tense. Hart thinks Diesel got by Shawn and himself by a slim margin when it came to wrestling skill. Diesel defends himself saying he hasn’t ducked any challenges. Diesel is going to try and beat Hart as early as he can and Hart knows it’s going to be a tough match, one of the toughest matches of his career. The segment is dragging on quite a bit and is losing its focuses. So, they meet in six days at Survivor Series on pay per view.
5.) The 1-2-3 Kid is the special referee for the main event. Sid gets the early momentum with a series of strikes to the midsection. Ramon sends Sid to the floor after several right hands. Ramon kicks Sid in the gut but runs into a big boot. Sid gets out of a head scissors on the mat and drives Ramon down to the canvas with a choke slam! DiBiase cheap shots Ramon with the referee out of position. Sid rams Ramon face first into the canvas to counter a backdrop attempt. Razor delivers a knee lift and goes for the Razors Edge but Sid backdrops Ramon over the top to the floor where DiBiase gets several kicks in with Kid being distracted by Sid. Dean Douglas has come down to ringside as we go to commercial.
Douglas runs over and attacks Ramon on the floor with Kid distracted by DiBiase and Sid. Sid drops Razor face first over the apron. Razor gets back into the ring before the count of ten. Sid hits a back suplex but Razor kicks out at two. Sid delivers a leg drop but again Ramon kicks out before three. Sid locks in a camel clutch but Ramon gets to his feet and drops Sid with an electric chair slam! Sid gets up and works over Razor in the corner but runs into a big boot. Ramon comes off the middle rope to hit a bulldog but only gets a near fall. Ramon goes for the Razors Edge but Kid yanks Ramon down and Sid plants Razor with a power bomb! Kid delivers a quick count and Sid gets the win! Kid pick up some cash that DiBiase put on Ramon. That officially marks a heel turn for Kid. (**. Actually, not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Sid worked a fine pace and Ramon sold well for the big guy. The heel turn by Kid was memorable as it was weeks in the making. I thought it was a good segment, overall.)
6.) Backstage, Jim Cornette is being interviewed along with Dean Douglas, Yokozuna and Owen Hart. Razor Ramon comes over and attacks Dean Douglas to end the program.
A good go-home show as they put some last focus on Diesel/Bret Hart and the main event is a solid outing. I’d be interested in Survivor Series a little, especially the Hart/Diesel segment, after this program.
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